Editor's Letter

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Letter from the Editor: The Unexpected

Dear Beloved Reader, 

I am no stranger to the Unexpected. In fact, we are now old friends, but we weren’t always so friendly. 

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Letter from the Editor: Present

Dear Beloved Reader,

As the semester draws to a close, I have not only been looking forward in anticipation of frightening finals and a relaxing release, but also backwards in reflection of a tumultuous yet thrilling semester.

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Letter from the Editor: Wishes

Every year on my birthday, I write a letter addressed to myself a year from now. I click send (god bless the internet and pre-scheduled emails) and the next birthday, in reading all that I wished for myself, I am renewed with hope and visions of futurity—a gift from the past.

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Letter from the Editor: Power of Performance & Masquerade

In the fifth grade, as leaves cascaded down into a shriveled crisp and as the autumnal air descended upon us, I begged my mother to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween.

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Letter from the Editor: Perception & Blindness

Dear beloved reader,

Close your eyes.

Inhale. Exhale.

How do you imagine blindness? 

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Letter from the Editor: Music & Dissonance

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Letter From the Editor: Last Words

Whenever something ends, there’s an instinctual drive to seize any last opportunities and make whatever last minute proclamations you can before it’s fully over.

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Letter From the Editor: Money

I, like a lot of people, was taught from a young age never to talk about money.

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Letter From the Editor: Reawakening

April has begun. The seams of March have ripped apart, and as I write this the temperatures have climbed all the way into the low 80s. Even individually, things are picking up after a March slump. I j

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Letter From the Editor: Genre

When I took on the position of Editor here at Iris, I felt very hesitant to use phrases like “editorial vision” when referring to my goals for the magazine.