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Collections, Objects, Memory  by Catherine Valdez  Mostly because I was curious, I made this post about collections and things. I asked Quarto staff what objects they’ve accumulated and why these things have become important to them:

Collections, Objects, Memory
by Catherine Valdez

Mostly because I was curious, I made this post about collections and things. I asked Quarto staff what objects they’ve accumulated and why these things have become important to them:

Books that Make Us Nostalgic  by TJ Gill  This list is composed of books, which broached a sense of childhood nostalgia within the members of our staff. I wanted to discuss this topic in this week’s blog post because a few weeks ago, I was thinking about  The Perks of Being a Wallflower —a poignant coming of age story that meant a lot to me in high school. This moment then brought on a sense of curiosity as to what types of books other members of the staff associated with their adolescence and childhood.

Books that Make Us Nostalgic
by TJ Gill

This list is composed of books, which broached a sense of childhood nostalgia within the members of our staff. I wanted to discuss this topic in this week’s blog post because a few weeks ago, I was thinking about The Perks of Being a Wallflower—a poignant coming of age story that meant a lot to me in high school. This moment then brought on a sense of curiosity as to what types of books other members of the staff associated with their adolescence and childhood.

Liberal Arts and Self Worth  by Jane Paknia  In three weeks, I will have finished my first year as a college student. There are many significant differences between my understanding of myself now and that understanding just one year ago, as I finalized my college decisions and considered my place in this world.

Liberal Arts and Self Worth
by Jane Paknia

In three weeks, I will have finished my first year as a college student. There are many significant differences between my understanding of myself now and that understanding just one year ago, as I finalized my college decisions and considered my place in this world.

The Right Time to Write  by Tamarah Wallace  Writing for me had always turned into a lengthy affair, similar to binge watching a show, where it became difficult to find any suitable stopping place. Since I felt that I had to carve out hours and hours at a minimum for this activity, I would neglect to put it on my schedule, and sometimes wouldn’t even be in the mindset to write during the time I scheduled…Here are other ways Quarto kids make time for writing:

The Right Time to Write
by Tamarah Wallace

Writing for me had always turned into a lengthy affair, similar to binge watching a show, where it became difficult to find any suitable stopping place. Since I felt that I had to carve out hours and hours at a minimum for this activity, I would neglect to put it on my schedule, and sometimes wouldn’t even be in the mindset to write during the time I scheduled…Here are other ways Quarto kids make time for writing:

Birthdays and Getting Older  by Neeraj Ramachandran  Staff Editor, Neeraj Ramachandran, contemplates the randomness of numbers, living in the present, nostalgia, and memory. Check out his meditation on learning from the past and understanding the present.

Birthdays and Getting Older
by Neeraj Ramachandran

Staff Editor, Neeraj Ramachandran, contemplates the randomness of numbers, living in the present, nostalgia, and memory. Check out his meditation on learning from the past and understanding the present.

What are you listening to?  by the Quarto Staff  We’re back at school after winter break, and as you all know, it’s colder than ever. This week, the staff compiled what we’re listening to on our way to class as we brave the chilly weather. We’re always curious to hear what people are listening to–from favorite podcasts, long-time music loves to the latest new releases. Tweet at us or comment on our Instagram (@columbiaquarto for both!) to share what’s playing through your headphones!

What are you listening to?
by the Quarto Staff

We’re back at school after winter break, and as you all know, it’s colder than ever. This week, the staff compiled what we’re listening to on our way to class as we brave the chilly weather. We’re always curious to hear what people are listening to–from favorite podcasts, long-time music loves to the latest new releases. Tweet at us or comment on our Instagram (@columbiaquarto for both!) to share what’s playing through your headphones!

Surefire Ways to Cure Writer’s Block  by Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman  Can’t even begin to start writing that 15-page story due next week for workshop? Struggling to navigate the thin line between beautiful and pretentious for your next poem? Just generally paralyzed by the vast and daunting entity otherwise known as The Blank Word Document? Have no fear! The following list can hopefully give you a better and more productive way to procrastinate as you debate over whether to name your character Anna or Ana.

Surefire Ways to Cure Writer’s Block
by Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman

Can’t even begin to start writing that 15-page story due next week for workshop? Struggling to navigate the thin line between beautiful and pretentious for your next poem? Just generally paralyzed by the vast and daunting entity otherwise known as The Blank Word Document? Have no fear! The following list can hopefully give you a better and more productive way to procrastinate as you debate over whether to name your character Anna or Ana.

Winter Reading List  by the Quarto Staff  After a long semester, we find that there is no greater pleasure than indulging in reading ~for fun~. It has become a Quarto tradition to have a book swap at our final meeting of the semester, where each editor brings in one of their favorite reads to share with our Quarto friends. We decided to put together a "Quarto Winter Break Reading List" from what went down in our book swap in case you need some inspiration this winter. Have a restful break and we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Winter Reading List
by the Quarto Staff

After a long semester, we find that there is no greater pleasure than indulging in reading ~for fun~. It has become a Quarto tradition to have a book swap at our final meeting of the semester, where each editor brings in one of their favorite reads to share with our Quarto friends. We decided to put together a "Quarto Winter Break Reading List" from what went down in our book swap in case you need some inspiration this winter. Have a restful break and we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

How can we reduce our carbon footprint?  by the Quarto Staff  Here at Quarto, we’re always having conversations about how to be better humans and how to help the Earth that suffers at the hands of so many human and corporate forces. Below is a list of the ways our editors reduce their carbon footprints in their daily lives in order to be more environmentally friendly:  We want to know what our readers do to be more environmentally friendly as well. Please write to us @columbiaquarto on Insta & Twitter!

How can we reduce our carbon footprint?
by the Quarto Staff

Here at Quarto, we’re always having conversations about how to be better humans and how to help the Earth that suffers at the hands of so many human and corporate forces. Below is a list of the ways our editors reduce their carbon footprints in their daily lives in order to be more environmentally friendly:

We want to know what our readers do to be more environmentally friendly as well. Please write to us @columbiaquarto on Insta & Twitter!

Caring for yourself when stuff sucks!  by The Quarto Staff  We are living in a time where unthinkable acts of hatred are occurring everyday in the news. It’s a time when the safety of our bodies and identities are currently under pressure. A few of our editors have put together a list of the ways that they’ve been caring for their physical and mental health and well-being. We hope you enjoy our self-care habits. Please let us know the way you care for yourself in these trying times.

Caring for yourself when stuff sucks!
by The Quarto Staff

We are living in a time where unthinkable acts of hatred are occurring everyday in the news. It’s a time when the safety of our bodies and identities are currently under pressure. A few of our editors have put together a list of the ways that they’ve been caring for their physical and mental health and well-being. We hope you enjoy our self-care habits. Please let us know the way you care for yourself in these trying times.