Articles by: Ben Brougham

Election breeds November blues

November has been weighing heavily on my mind. In past years, the presidential election has been a glimmer of light in the late fall gloom. It’s given me a sense of hope and excitement that maybe we can elect a candidate who can change our country for the better. This year, though, the election looks to push the inherent bleakness […]

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Ben > human agency

Ben > human agency

I’d been sitting in the spa for half an hour trying to come up with a topic for this opinion piece when it hit me: I don’t need to write anything. You who are reading this, are a figment of my imagination; so when you read something, it’s really just me reading it, and there’s really no point to me […]

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Most things are terrible

Most things are terrible

The first piece I wrote for this issue was called “Everything Is Terrible.” I’m sick, schoolwork is building up, and my Sim died, so it seemed appropriate. It was so depressing that I deleted the article, so now I’ve decided to send a more positive message: most things are terrible. Disease, violence, that guy I saw in the dining hall […]

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For the first time, Ben is sincerely impressed

I’ve been trying lots of exciting new things recently. As savvy readers may remember, I wore a hat last week. It was great, but this week I knew I had to top it. How does one top wearing a hat? How about Selah Tea. Yep, before today, I had never been to Selah Tea, but I’m here right now* and […]

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A review of hatty things, societally and empirically

Today was a special day for me: I wore a hat. And I don’t usually wear hats. What’s the point? I’ve pondered this question many times while scratching my head and shampooing my hair. But today I sucked it up and wore one. Some would call it an experiment; others would call it “I found it in the spa.” Either […]

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Banana cream pie on public trial

The Echo recently granted me the opportunity to try Bobs’ famous banana cream pie. However, my last review was labeled “too extreme” and “that guy legit wants to have sex with a pie,” so the Echo has barred me from expressing my opinions on the hot, sensual pie – I mean pie. I am therefore forced to ask other Colby […]

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A pie in review: Bob’s pumpkin

Desire. Passion. Ecstasy. My mind races as I tear away the crust from the Bob’s pumpkin pie to reveal delicate mounds of succulent filling. I moisten my lips and raise the crust to my face to breathe in its spicy aroma but can’t stop myself from nibbling on its tender ridges. Flakes of buttery bliss flutter to the floor as […]

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