ISSUE 1: EMBRACING CHANGE

Our first issue is about the confusing parts of change. While the exciting parts of change are often embraced– we long to talk about the confusing parts of change. The anxiety that comes with change and the unknown. We will be accepting submissions for this issue until August 1.

 

EDITOR'S LETTER

From the Low Caliber Founders

Welcome! Allow us to introduce ourselves and our theme for the July issue.

NO MATTER WHERE WE GO

by Rae Anwar

"I liked living in a world of oblivion. A place of youth and innocence. A place I thought I could always return to, that would always remain a drive away. But time can be an evil thing."

THE LAST RIDE

by Olivia Evans

"It was the first time she felt like a friendship had ended so quietly. There wasn't a huge fight. It didn't crash. It had simply faded away underneath the changes of two people." 

DRINKS TO SIP WHILE STAYING HOME

by Gracie Alvarez

A comprehensive list of old drink recipes with special flair.

HOME

by Rae Anwar

"I wish I could leave behind the weight of nostalgia that clings to my shoulders and slows my steps. I wish I could pluck the feeling from my body, like pieces of lint, and drop it into one of the countless cardboard boxes that once filled my room." 

TEMPORARY SPACES, FAMILIAR FACES

 by Olivia Evans

"It feels much different than the campus housing we usually spend time together in, but the togetherness is still there."

MOVING PAINS

 by Gracie Alvarez

"My first apartment in college symbolized independence, freedom, adulthood, and responsibility. But more days than not, it more realistically resembled a sort of 20-year-old-girls meets frat-house aesthetic. Four girls, a few of them randomly paired with the others, and a cat take on a 12 month lease in the center of downtown in a college town."

MAY BREAKTHROUGH

by Ola Grabowski

Self reflection on a mundane activity

FIVE TO SEVENTEEN

 by Rae Anwar

"9.5.17
dancing queen, five to seventeen"

SUMMER 2020 ANXIETY

 by Olivia Evans

A personal account of experience with seasonal anxiety + tips on how to handle it

ABOUT YOUR 20'S

by Gracie Alvarez

"Once you hit your 20s, your childhood seems to immediately get pushed behind you. Suddenly it’s “when I was a kid,” instead of “I’m just a kid.” Even if you’re still calling your mom to make your doctors appointments or asking her what temperature you have to cook chicken to, it all just feels different."

SORRY THIS IS REALLY RANDOM BUT...

by Camille Kennedy

"Despite all this I still pick up my phone and type those same six words. Maybe one day I’ll learn that if they’re my friends, I shouldn’t feel like a burden and stress about sending a simple text."