If I type these words specifically for you and you happen to see them does that mean it's fate?


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Fake friends
I dance around everyone like you, bending and folding myself the same way I did to fit wherever you needed me.
Lillian Aff
up in the sky
the clouds were cotton candy / were whipped cream peaks
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Bleeding watercolors
maybe every time I looked up to search for constellations I was never truly meant to find anything
Brennen Bariso
Caught up
have you thought about being something bigger than what we are?
Lillian Aff
deep in thought
anything worth doing is worth overdoing
taste my language / touch my repetition
You remind me of you
Which piece of glass did I leave in you?
The cosmos
how far to Sirius? Betelgeuse? Centauri? don't you know that's where I'm heading?
Towering beauty blinds the sky / The darling hazel lures them in / They who hack the lungs / The ones which bestow their breath
Lillian Aff
I looked down and my snow cone was melting
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stacks on stacks
University Library – colloquially known as “Main” – has been fondly compared to "a deconstructed Rubik’s cube on stilts."
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beyond smoke and ash
I love you, California
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tell me again
my summer morning on a winter night / you dip into my soul like a quill into ink
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getting to know you
An ode to fate, figures and the sanctity of strangers
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From Skokie to Squirrel Hill
"It feels like half of my heart is in Squirrel Hill."

On The Blogs

This is not a study abroad blog
One student abroad reminisces on the NU days of packed schedules and time management stress, almost starting to miss being too busy.
This is not a study abroad blog
"Being far away from the U.S., we've had to negotiate our country's new reality without the support system or resources we would've had back on campus."
This is not a study abroad blog
A student abroad in Scotland passes the time until her return to Evanston listening to tunes that match her emotions.
This is not a study abroad blog
Though Emma is all the way in South Africa, she can't escape the effects of the American election.
This is not a study abroad blog
"College taught me how to rely on myself and how to spend time alone. Spain challenges me to do the opposite."
This is not a study abroad blog
Despite what it may seem from the beautifully crafted social media presence, studying abroad can be hard.
This is not a study abroad blog
When a sign in a bathroom stall reminds you that you miss your Evanston home a lot
This is not a study abroad blog
In another installation of this non-blog, a student shares how important health is when abroad, and how hard it can be when your health fails on you.