Violet Acevedo

Author Archive: Violet Acevedo

Stories, fictional and nonfictional, have always fascinated me. The desire to discover new stories is why I moved from Austin, Texas to Boston to go to school. The drive to learn about capturing stories is why I am in the College of Communication. And the need to express stories is why I write for this blog.

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From Such Great Heights

From Such Great Heights

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Guys…this is going to be our home for the next four years.”

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Dear High School Seniors

Dear High School Seniors

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes I just want to stop you, drag you out of the group and away from your parents, sit you down and tell you a few things — from one senior to another.

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Boston’s Application for New Hometown

Boston’s Application for New Hometown

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Position: New Hometown at Adulting Inc. Address applications to Recent College Grad.

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Book Review: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

Book Review: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now out in paperback, the ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ novel, is an expanded yet familiar presence.

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Growing Up Sentimental

Growing Up Sentimental

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

I had to show her how much our friendship meant to me. I was eleven. At the time, I clinged to everything and everyone, placing emotional weight everywhere and grieving every loss or passing.

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Interesting Times

Interesting Times

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like saying someone is “late” when they’re dead, “interesting” is a nice, sanitized way to describe change, upheaval, and conflict. No one wants to live in volatile times. Yet, in the past, “interesting times” generally resulted in progress.

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Melbourne is not a “shithole”

Melbourne is not a “shithole”

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

“That place is a shithole,” our Irish roommate at the hostel said. I really wanted to prove him wrong.

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The Myth of Rangitoto

The Myth of Rangitoto

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

We sat atop the volcanic peak of Rangitoto, relishing the tranquility of height and nature and distance, that is before three blond Americans came in blasting their pop music and sporting their $100+ sneakers.

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Kiwis Talk Trump

Kiwis Talk Trump

| November 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Impressions of the 2016 Presidential Election while abroad in New Zealand.

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