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December 11, 2018

I know I'm Black, but I've never been Black enough for Black people. Tell me, how different can you be before you cross that line? Growing up I couldn’t afford the right clothes, I couldn't always keep my hairline in order, I wasn't interested in sports or rap music, the line was in there somewhere. They laughed at me, they bullied me. I was an outcast in my own community, so, my friends weren’t Black. We had no labels. Yes, I...

February 6, 2018

Zac thinks it just might be. He's got an instagram profile dedicated to all things condiments called @condimentology, follow that. So can buffalo chicken qualify as a condiment? 

The dish that sparked this debate was poutine, a food native to Quebec consisting of fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. On this particular occasion the poutine was topped with buffalo chicken as well. Here is Zac's argument:
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January 16, 2018

So it’s a friend’s birthday and the celebration is going down at a beer garden. He and I are close but our individual circles aren't, at the end of the day though I’m a familiar face plus we all went to school together so I'm not stressed.

I get there and it’s solid, everybody’s happy to see everybody and I end up playing a game of giant Jenga with some friends. I’m really trying to focus on this game when suddenly a...

December 12, 2017

It was a Thursday afternoon when Brandon and Diana matched on Bumble. He’d taken to using Bumble because his Tinder experience was usually less than successful. It was a mindless swipe, one that he didn’t really remember making, but the match seemed like a promising one nonetheless. Diana was quite pretty, but her pictures masterfully concealed her figure. An important detail, he always considered himself more of a body guy af...

November 5, 2017

Listen okay, we've all got bad habits. Cracking knuckles, biting nails, heroine, whatever, but one thing that really gets me is people relentlessly chewing on things. Yeah yeah I get it, it helps you think and all that but hear me out. You ever lend someone your pen and get it back chewed up?? Or worse ask somebody for something to write with and then they have the AUDACITY to hand you their DNA encrusted, spit all dried up as...

November 5, 2017

We know about that black connection. I'd argue it's at its best when demonstrated between total strangers, like this connection transcends age, money, profession, whatever - eye contact is made you get a nod, a smile, maybe a handshake, sometimes more. When these pleasantries are exchanged as a one off, it's a beautiful thing, but when they're exchanged on a consistent basis through repeated interactions what follows isn't nec...

October 21, 2017

It’s me, winter of sophomore year. AΦA has been advertising this function all week. Selling tickets on campus, social media campaigns, this is the real deal. Avid consumers of all the Divine Nine have to offer, myself and group of friends purchase our tickets. In typical never worrying about how to get places until we have to get there fashion, the night of the party we learn it's in Capitol Heights MD. Us being safe in the ga...

October 16, 2017

So I spent the latter half of my high school career in Jacksonville, FL. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Jacksonville is in North Florida, which is absolutely, in no uncertain terms, the country. Pickup trucks and Confederate flags. I went to high school in a town called Fleming Island, affluent area, safe, nice houses, majority white. And it really was an island; across one bridge you had Orange Park which for simplifica...

October 2, 2017

Aight boom, winter of junior year. My best friend and I link up to hit the function. It’s at the Howard ΩΨϕ house so it’s gotta be jumping. I can tell it’s gonna be a good night because we find the absolute clutchest parking spot - something impossible to do in DC when the city senses you’re just trying to have a good time. We walk in and it’s packed, to be expected. Trap music hittin’, walls coated in a thin layer of sweat, g...

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