Champlain Could Use A Soul (And Athletics)

Written by Walter Hill Come back with me to Fall 2015. Travel to Washington, D.C. and the stands of a high school football game. It’s a sunny, breezy fall day. The buzzer blares to signal the end of the third quarter. A roar explodes from the student section as the pep rally leaders shout “SHIRTS…

A Writer’s Ode To James Baldwin

Written by Walter Hill Illustrated by Isabel Dickey The faces of the civil rights movement are iconic. Their faces themselves, the furrowed brows and clenched jaws, held the hope and anger and resilience of a whole people. The Martin Luther Kings and Malcolm Xs of the world often tear their way out of photos, shape…

Spider-Man Redeemed My 2018

Written by Walter Hill Being a student on a college campus can often feel like a safe, insulated experience. The world feels far away from the windows of a classroom or the noise of the dining hall. For me, 2018 saw the barrier between student life and the real world eroded to such a degree…

I’m Afraid You Need to Watch This

By Walter Hill There’s a moment in the first episode of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared where a talking notepad decrees with absolute certainty that green is not a creative color. It was then that I decided to see the show to its bloody, surreal, and dissonant conclusion. Over the course of six episodes, the…