I’m Your New Editor—And I have Anxiety

Written by: Gillianne Ross Art by: Grace Monahan My first interaction with Chivomengro was Jess Schultz, a previous Editor in Chief, leaping up from a table at Admitted Students day when she overheard me saying that I wanted to “edit things.” As someone who has passionately detested science and math since the day of my…

Two Weeks In Treatment

Written by Gillianne Ross  Art By: Grace Monahan   I taught myself how to use the Red Line last December. I ran down the stairs from the sidewalk of Mass Ave into the bowels of Boston, my mind suddenly set on getting out of Cambridge and back to Downtown Crossing. Harvard Square was painted black…

Piercing My Nose with a Sewing Needle—Seriously

Written by: Gillianne Ross Art by: Grace Monahan   We all do weird-ass, crazy shit as teenagers, and I was no exception. Middle school in rural Vermont is like a blackhole of anxiety and hormones you cannot escape. City kids can lead a double life if so desired, but not in my hometown—you’re stuck. So,…

“The Fifteen” Fallacies

Written by Gillianne Ross Starting college can be terrifying, exciting, and a bit diarrheal. You’ve got a new home (which has mysterious stains on the rug), new friends (we all need them at this point), and new responsibilities (so set a fucking alarm and get moving, debt waits for nobody). Not only are there all…