Phoebe Kosman

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Please, Sir, I Want Some More

When I finished my penultimate college paper last week, I retired to the Winthrop House Library for a study break.

Well, This Could Be the Last Time

When I came down with a hacking cough last week, I headed to the Harvard University Health Services (UHS) pharmacy

Fictional Harvard

In the absence of actual post-graduate plans, a couple of my roommates and I plan to spend the summer writing

Erin Go Bragh

I administered a vicious pinch to one of my roommates at lunch last Thursday. “Ow!” he said. “What was that

What Would Byron Do?

Two months before he died of fever in Missolonghi in western Greece, broken and legendary at 36, George Gordon, Lord

I Never Thought You’d Do Recruiting

Even now you see them hurrying by you down Plympton Street, conservative ties fluttering, cell phones at their ears, portfolios

It's For You

Whenever I hear a tinny rendition of “Silver Bells,” I rummage through my bag and all my coat pockets, feeling

What Happened in Winesburg

Clyde, a town of 6,000 in northern Ohio, is best-known for its pseudonymous turn as Winesburg in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg,

When We Were One-and-Twenty

When I talked to my eighteen-year-old brother the morning after Election Day, he was despondent. “You know I’m going to

The Rough Streets of Cambridge

I watched the last half-inning of last week’s American League Championship Series in my common room, with what may have

It's in the Photograph

When Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on Columbine High School in 1999, most Americans were horrified. How had

Going Mobile

I came home for a few days at the end of the summer to find my bedspread fuzzy with shed

Poor Man's Fight

Spring has finally come to Cambridge. The air smells of lilac; flip-flops slap the brick sidewalks. Hemlines go up. Seersucker

Thinking About Theses

“Oh, I don’t know,” I told my tutor. “I like riots, especially ones involving sledgehammers. Also, um, Thomas Wolfe. I

Girl Talk

Because we have tethered a dry erase marker to our bathroom mirror, it has come to function as a de