Stickers

Often times at work, my responsibilities include cutting up fruits and vegetables. Before I do this, I’ll have to sort through the selection and peel off stickers from them. It’s a weird little necessary action that always seems strange to me. As I’m sorting through cucumbers or tomatoes or lemons making a little stack of …

The Real Free Riders

My time as a college student the past three years has been characterized by frequent changes. I’ve gotten used to looking out the window of the train, changing bedrooms, beginning new semesters, and packing and unpacking bags every six months or so. Coinciding with many of these transitions are changes in my employment. I’ve gone …

Green and Degrowing

In 1968, Henri Lefebvre proposed the phrase “right to the city.” This idea advocates for communities to become more accessible to all types of individuals and lifestyles. Though it doesn’t seem like it, “right to the city” is a somewhat radical idea. The truth remains that our built environments remain hostile towards many different demographics, …

Selfscapes

Lava flows and ash plumes are the consequences we might associate with a volcanic eruption. But flooding? That one doesn’t come to mind immediately. Yet flooding was a very real problem after the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. It just so happens that the volcano is situated directly underneath a glacier. These juxtapositions earn …

Reality Check

Where do you get your information? Who, or what, do consider a source of knowledge? These questions seem to be at the forefront of our consciousness lately. Accusations of “fake news” are thrown around as conspiracy theorists question everything from historical events to the shape of the earth. I think that generally, we are accustomed …