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Sophia M. Higgins

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Meme Yourself

Scrolling through TikTok, I feel like I’m on a rickety wooden roller-coaster built too many decades ago.

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Further Realms: Are We Alone?

Alien encounters are usually written off as far-fetched and unproven. Maybe they are. But I think it’s myopic to call them impossible.


Further Realms: 'Nipsey Hussle, Can You Hear Me?'

Perhaps this kind of conscious, selfless reflection brings us closer to the kind of existence that happens once our time on this plane is up.

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Future Realms: Almost-Existing

I make a point not to think more than six months in advance. Usually, not more than a few days. This, of course, means making plans with me is a nightmare. I don’t always know what I want in the present moment, so how can I know what future-me wants and needs? It could change any second. The future is always in flux.

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Further Realms: Becoming Unbounded

I want to transcend — close my eyes here and arrive somewhere else.


How to Get Lost in the Woods

There was an unspoken divide, invisible lines we crossed and continued to cross. We must have had some lingering fear of the unknown, which was tied up with our thirst to dive deeper and drink in every sun-flecked atom of the land that felt like ours.

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Front and Center

As the landscape of affinity groups on campus has evolved, a consistent theme has been the struggle for space—space to gather, space to make minority voices heard, and space in the University consciousness as a whole.

Harvard Black Playwrights Festival

Vulnerability and Identity: Harvard Black Playwrights Festival

Shoulder to shoulder, actors stand in a line. Words pour out of them, tumbling in a self-embracing mantra: “Black is beautiful is I am black is beautiful is I am black…”

Automation vs. autoerotic asphyxiation

Automation vs. autoerotic asphyxiation

Automation vs. autoerotic asphyxiation!

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Venn Diagram: Automation vs. Autoerotic Asphyxiation

Neither is going to help your job search, that's for sure.


Small Towns, Big Ideas: Jamie Piltch and The Citizen's Story

For every person I interview or feature on my blog, if they think about citizenship just a little bit more, then I think I’ve done something good; I’ve helped people feel more connected in some way.