The Observer

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...

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...

Jury of Your Peers

October 22, 2014

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: October 22, 2014 People in the hall between McMahon and Lowenstein are staring and whispering. So juvenile. No one is making eye contact with me, but no one ever makes eye contact with me. These people have always been intimidated by the way I look. My suits aren’t the typical college ap...

Comma Interrobang: Clipped Wings

August 28, 2014

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: August 27, 2014 When I was a kid I used to have dreams about...

Comma Interrobang: You Have Diabetes

April 6, 2014

By MARK LEE Literary Co-Editor Published: April 3, 2104 Presuming that you yourself are not diabetic, at 7 years old, you only know so much about diabetes. You know it’s bad, and that the old guy on television, who assures everyone that financial coverage for their diabetes test strips is available, is an ugly man. No ...