CONTROL

Friday, September 23, 2016


I found myself in our study room on a Friday night, digging through my backpack and pulling out folders and notebooks and schoolbooks, asking myself if I should be productive.

O UT LI ER S

Sunday, September 18, 2016


While I was in Europe, I wrote some essays. Some of them are too personal to share, but this is one that I liked. They're not necessarily true stories, but fictional stories carved out of real-life experiences.


SENIOR YEAR UPDATES

Monday, September 12, 2016

wild rachel in her natural habitat.

CA LI FORNIA BE A CHE S

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Guests in her house are always treated to trips to the famous California beaches. Once upon a time, they went all the way to Santa Monica and Venice, places where her dad grew up, where the sand strip is long and the restrooms are dirty and the places are trendy. Back when he was a kid, he says, it wasn’t a trendy place. They’re crowded now, what with Third Street Promenade, celebrities, and people with yellow snakes who make you pay $2 for pictures on your iPhone.
Now they go to Huntington Beach or Newport. Newport has ten feet of sand and Sidecar Doughnuts, a place she’s only been to once; Huntington has sand pits, funnel cake, and fifteen-dollar parking. This time, they went to Huntington.
It was a Saturday, so it was crowded. The water was cold and the tide was high, like it always was, and she took two others and walked to the shops to look around (40% U.S. Open apparel) and to the pier as well. They didn’t talk much. The wind whipped around them, making them shiver; the walk was further than anticipated. By the time they got back, everyone else was packing up. The fire pits were clogged with people, youth groups and families and friends.
Lawns that look as yellow as the sand on the beach. Five-minute showers. Kids who surf. The Forty-Niners. The Dodgers.
And now, the Rams.
Welcome to California.







N I G H T S H O O T S (FEAT. RACHAEL)

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Night is for the young.

PLACES / PLAYLISTS

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Traveling--going to different places, vacationing with my family--is a meaningful time for me. Purposely removing myself from the culture I live in and immersing myself in a different one makes me remember things more vividly. While pictures and videos capture moments effectively and outline all the details that I don’t remember, music fills in the lines and colors everything in.

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