A reflection on the unrealistic expectations we have for musicians

Story by Zoe Allen Illustration by Li Ya Wen  During the past decade, we, as high school and college-aged students, have faced exceedingly quixotic expectations. These expectations seem to be placed upon us in every sphere—educationally, athletically, influentially, and economically. The expectations we face are mostly normalized, taken at face value, and understood to be…

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Birth Control Diaries No. 4

This is the fourth installment of Crybaby’s monthly series, the Birth Control Diaries. The series was created by Story Editor Zoe Allen and Writer Irine Le to evoke conversation about and bring awareness to the trials and tribulations of birth control. Illustration by Sam Tuvesson   Maggie Wilde, 20, third year at Concordia University (Montréal, QC)…

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Six years without Vampire Weekend: a meditation

Story by Zoe Allen Illustration by Courtney Cook I changed my Instagram username to “@eozallen” six years ago, when I was in seventh grade. Some of my friends jokingly call me “Eoz,” some of them unaware of the fact that it’s just my name, Zoe, backwards. “Eoz” has become a part of my identity. Only…

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