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Lauren Schuhmacher
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Lauren Schuhmacher is a newly-minted resident of New York City. She is a sophomore at The King’s College where she majors in Media, Culture, and the Arts and minors in Literature. She plans to get a cat and write in Brooklyn for the foreseeable future.

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On Studying Russian Literature

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 12:44 PM

Currently, I'm in a class called "19th Century Russian Novels in Translation." We've finished Fathers and Children, are currently reading War and Peace, and will read The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, and Crime and Punishment before the semester ends.

I love school, and always have, but this course is...

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Live Like You Are... Dying?

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 9:32 PM

I don't know when I will die.

The only information I have about my time on this earth is 1) that which I've already lived, and 2) that right now I am alive. It is reasonable to assume I will continue to be alive, because living like I'm alive...

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My Haunted Hometown

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 10:04 AM

I grew up in Boerne, a suburb of San Antonio, Texas. A year after I graduated from high school, my parents moved to Georgia. When I go "home" for holidays now, that's where I visit them. I haven't had any reason or desire to go back to Boerne in a...

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Yes, I'm a Quitter

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 9:28 AM

"Sophomore" is vaguely Greek for "wise fool," and learning something has never made more sense to me than this.

At the beginning of this past fall semester (the start of my sophomore year in college), I sat down with the director of international relations at my college to discuss...

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How the #Hashtag Changed the Way We Communicate

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 11:17 AM

You go to write a tweet. It's a bite-sized piece of wit, a challenge to be clever in 140 characters or less. You have the perfect tweet written, and then: you tack on a hashtag. (Think: Tom from NBC's Parks and Recreation tweeting something along the lines of, "Just caught...

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Why Grades Don't Really Matter That Much After All

(10) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 4:07 PM

Something I want tattooed on my forehead is "grades don't matter." The current perception of the importance of grades in academia dumbfounds me, because I think that by caring too much about grades, most students are missing the point of education.

A college education is often cited as a...

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The First Bit of Real Honesty in a Long Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 11:02 PM

If I've ever talked to you, I've probably lied to you and told you the most honest truth all in the same breath.

I tell the truth in such a way that I can get away with it without really committing to the sentiment. "I think you're the greatest,"...

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Newtonian Principles of the Heart

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 3:00 PM

"Pain: give yourself a name! Call yourself contrition, avarice, or blame." (Switchfoot, "Daisy," Nothing Is Sound)

Or, call yourself Love. Interesting, isn't it? That the one thing in this world that is supposed to be "magical," "beautiful," "pure," etc., is also one of the most painful emotions humans experience? Maybe...

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