The Observer

Yakumithis: A thorough review of college rejection letters

April 6, 2018

Appearance, aroma, sensations, aftertaste: the stages of wine tasting. I treated college applications as one would treat wine. First, the “appearance,” the campus; then the “aroma,” the vibes of...

Yakumithis: The case for coffee

It's amazing how a drink made from a bean can give us so much energy and vitality.
March 30, 2018

Last week, I had a really bad paper cut. I noticed something really disturbing about my blood, which prompted me to take a trip to the hospital. Instead of red globs, this weird, viscus brown substance...

Applauding Snapchat’s customer service

Sending daily Snapchat photos to an old friend or ex is a good way to keep in touch.
March 23, 2018

Mother Teresa is employed by Snapchat. That’s a joke, but it’s true that Snapchat has fostered a civil, meaningful friendship between my long-term ex and me. While this may sound extremely superficial...

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