MEMOIR:

FALL 2004:

A Satisfying Newbury Lunch
When It Felt Like Home

SPRING 2003:

The Big Boys
The Fine Art of Urination and Defecation Al Fresco
The Golden City
Inside Looking Out
Roxbury
The Soup Game

FALL 2002:

All the Hearts
Footsteps

SUMMER 2002:

Being Family

SPRING 2002:

An Alternative to the Common Use of Forks
Memoir Lead
Two Weeks in New Mexico
Untitled
Zeroes

FALL 2001:

The Anti-Valentine's Girls
Play

SPRING 2001:

Amour de Soi
The Day Music Let Me Go
The Force
Lucky Me, I'm Gifted
My Green Canyon
A Painful Passion
Point of Departure
Sail the Sea
Smile and Nod

FILM REVIEWS:

FALL 2004:

Lola Takes Us For the Sprint of Our Lives

FALL 2002:

Arlington Road: A Thriller with Thought
A Big Fat Fairytale Wedding
Border Patrol: The War Against Drugs Continues
Not the Stereotypical Shoot 'em Up Gangster Flick
Punch Drunk Love

SPRING 2002:

The Complexity of Artificial Intelligence
Monster's Ball
Monster's Redemption
Royalty Runs in the Family

FALL 2001:

A Hard Day's Night: A Rock 'n' Roll Joyride That Never Runs Out of Steam
Too Many Potholes in Riding in Cars with Boys

SPRING 2001:

Requiem's Melody Lingers
New-and-Improved Horror

FEATURES & PROFILES:

FALL 2002:

In The End, Everything is Crystal Clear
A Match for Success
They Will Follow Him
A Very Bostonian Hotel
What's an A?

READINGS:

The CO201 program hosts special Coffee House Readings periodically throughout each semester. These stories have each been selected by 201 professors for reading.

SPRING 2002:

Death and Board Games
Luxembourg
Resurrection of a Ghost
The Tool Man

FALL 2001:

Bits of Daylight
Leona's House
This is Spinal Tap: No Need for Painkillers
The Toad and the Giant

SPRING 2001:

The Movies
Solving the Equation: The Trials and Triumphs of International Adoption
Yaglafant

ESSAYS:

FALL 2002:

Her Face is Red
Smoking a Cigarette
Stories and Lies
Sumit Ganguly: He, She & It

PROPOSALS:

Proposals are group projects in which 201 students propose and create an ad for a non-profit organization or cause.

SPRING 2002:

Christian Solidarity International

CONTEST WINNERS:

SPRING 2005:

Colorado Peaks and Iraqi Deserts: A Paramedic's Story
The Consequences of Drunk Driving
America, Open Your Eyes

SPRING 2004:

A Fine Balance: The Life of an Islamic Teenager
A Genetic Link to Identity: Dr. Bruce Jackson and The Roots Project
Rebel With a Cause

COFFEE HOUSE READINGS:

FALL 2004:

The Amah’s Revenge
Circle in the Sand
It’s How I Walk
School Bus

SPRING 2002:

Death and Board Games
Luxembourg
Resurrection of a Ghost
The Tool Man

FALL 2001:

Bits of Daylight
Leona's House
This is Spinal Tap: No Need for Painkillers
The Toad and the Giant

SPRING 2001:

The Movies
Solving the Equation: The Trials and Triumphs of International Adoption
Yaglafant

SMOKING A CIGARETTE

BY ADAM DONNELLY

Kato sits down on the steps outside of our apartment. She has brought everything that she needs for the occasion; a pack of Parliament lights, a yellow lighter, and her keys. She opens the pack and removes a cigarette and puts it in her mouth. She lights it quickly as if she is in a hurry, or perhaps afraid that someone will see what she is doing. The first inhalation is a significant moment in the life of cigarette smoker. Her brow is furrowed and the concentration is apparent. It does not take a great amount of effort for Kato to light a cigarette, but she pays close attention nevertheless. Failure to light ones cigarette in a given situation can lead to shame and embarrassment. This would not be one of those situations because I am the only observer, but I suppose you can never be too careful.

The end of the cigarette burns a fiery orange as the suction formed by her lips ensures that the cigarette becomes lit and fully functional. In an instant the cigarette is out of her mouth and held by her side between two fingers. She exhales finally, and only now does she break from her mini Zen cigarette lighting experience to pass me a glance. The thin white smoke wafts around her for a moment and then rises back over her head. It is a warm and clear night. Summer has yet to give way to autumn. The stillness of the night causes the smoke to linger before it glides away to reveal Kato sitting with her toes curled around the cement steps of our stoop. Her knees are pressed together and one arm is folded over her lap. The dim streetlight gives her tan skin an attractive sheen and a thought occurs to me. Years of scientific research and millions of deaths have confirmed the horrible results of smoking cigarettes and graphic images of fear and suffering have been implemented into the consciousness of the modern mind. Despite all this, a young girl sitting on her stoop, on a quiet street, on a beautiful night, with the smoke rising above her brunette hair, will always be sexy.