Category: Portfolio

Between Sentences

and those black stitches searing the head.  And; because I didn’t say the first thing on my mind.  Is it  better to die averse,  than live as proof to another?  Another, because One is predecessor  to Nothing.  Alone, a metal table under burning light,  tall menial men draping scrubs  with silver rods picking the brain—  […]

Max Gilman '25

Listomania: Things I Forgot At Home After Break

Toothbrush Winter coat Shoes Phone and laptop charger iPad with all my notes on it  Pillow House keys and ID  Motivation My handwriting  Social cues

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One year ago today I was 3,306 miles away from home. I initially chose to go abroad to London because I wanted to travel the world and explore a Culture I wasn’t too familiar with. I left home with no knowledge of what the next four months were going to be. I remember the car […]

Anna Pomeroy '23


This time of year is always a bit funny to me.  Just when the professors think they can slip us one more assignment,  We cram for finals.  The days of this month that used to be spent putting up lights, listening to music on the record, and picking out the perfect tree— Are now just […]

Anna Pomeroy '23

Sweetly Sour

Joyful carols carried by wind, crazed shoppers hunting for bargains, and cookies cut into cute snowmen, sprinkled with crushed candy cane. Christmas time again. But it wasn’t always so merry. Not for my village. They still talk about the mysteries of Mistletoe Wood today, which looms outside our village. The legend starts with gingerbread. It […]

Sara Junkins '23

Love, Your Christmas Baby

It is December 28, 2001. For the past month, Grandpa’s record player has been dedicated Almost exclusively to Nat King Cole’s Christmas album. It has been 28 days of “The Christmas Song,” “Joy to the World,” and “O Holy Night” But today your home rests in an unusual state of quiet. Scraps of wrapping paper […]

Meg Brodeur '24


Best Acts of Kindness for the Holiday Season Hold the door for a fellow Friar Donate old toys, books, or clothes Bake cookies for your friends  Pick up litter  Go to your professors’ office hours Buy coffee for the person behind you in line  Do the dishes for your roommates  Give your professor a holiday […]

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