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Wishful Thinking

With the close of a harsh fall term, the baneful winter converged on campus like a hoard of squirrels. Although the new-fallen snow means we won’t be able to see our furry little friends scampering around and scurrying up trees anymore, you can still sleep safe knowing that they will return to us in the…

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Accolades & Escalades

Jack Handy once said, “I’d rather be rich than stupid.” Snoop Dogg once said that he would like to roll down the street doing [something the copy editors took out] and sippin’ on [another something the copy editors took out] mixed with juice. Keeping these pearls of wisdom in mind, Sarah and I decided to…

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Christmas on the Moon

Though I wish I could say otherwise, my immediate family is not a particularly festive crew when holiday time rolls around. My mother, usually dresses as a high-effort scary old woman for Halloween, guards the driveway, stalking back and forth across the gravel holding a broom and a moderately-sized bowl of those Reisen chocolate things….

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Ramon and His Shopping Cart

My parents sit, eyes open wide with amazement, reading through the thick, laminated portfolio – my Christmas list. They are intensely focused on the items on the list, but every so often a question like, “A jet ski?” or “What do you need an industrial-sized barrel of caviar for?” can be heard. Creating the list…

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A Holiday Tale: Jessica Schuster and the Fam

I was really, really, looking forward to winter vacation. Honestly, who wasn’t? Snow falling lightly, dorms brightly decorated…even Commons goes all out and adds a festive touch to the food (I mean, my chicken à la leftovers was really supposed to be red and green. Right?) By early December, we’ve had Thanksgiving vacation, and we…

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