The Observer

Threading

April 15, 2015

By NINA BERGBAUER Asst. Literary Editor Published: March 15, 2015 A plaid high school uniform ski...

Cream Cheese and Wannabes

March 11, 2015

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: March 11, 2015 A crowd of high school kids swarms in the door of the bagel place, and my first instinct is to cringe. High school was relatively painless for me. I don’t feel traumatized or anything. Yet still, there’s something about a large group of adolescents that I find, for w...

Birthday Cake

February 26, 2015

By NINA BERGBAUERAssistant Literary EditorPublished: February 16, 2015 It’s true: I’ve never been much of a “birthday person.” When I was younger, I so dreaded hosting birthday parties that I often wished I often was a twin so I could at least share the party and avoid being the sole center of attention. When you...

Navigating Without A Map

February 11, 2015

By MEREDITH SUMMERSLiterary Co-Editor & Copy EditorPublished: February 11, 2015 Hello, my name is Meredith Summers and I have a Type A personality. There. I said it. I have been trying to pretend for my whole life that I’m Type B, but I just can’t hide it anymore. Being a Type A person, I am all about maps. When I...

Color Blind

January 28, 2015

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: January 28, 2015 A hush falls over the classroom. Noticing, the girl falls silent and glances around at her peers. Whispers abound.  “What did she just call herself?”  “Can she say that?”  In the front row, Lexi nearly faints into her Pumpkin Spice Latte, her pink Fitbit...

House of Memory

December 22, 2014

By NINA BERGBAUERAssistant Literary EditorPublished: December 10, 2014 About a year ago, just after my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I remember listening to the doctor’s explanation of the disease and what lies ahead. He compared the patient’s mind to a cluttered closet whose door won’t stay shut ...