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

SUMIT GANGULI: HE, SHE & IT

BY ZAREEN RATHOR

It’s 2:30 in the afternoon, the last class of the day. Steve Perkins, my 8th grade teacher, is asking one of my fellow students to answer number seven down on the crossword puzzle. “Sumit, fill in the blank. He, she, and …?”

Sumit stares blankly at the teacher, then the wall, then the clock and finally, with an aura of confusion he mumbles with his funny accent: “The???”

The pin drop silence of a worn out class is rattled by the laughter of 16 students as the teacher states: “No Sumit, it’s a 2 letter word. Lets try again. He, she and …?”

“Cow???”

With a bit of frustration the teacher emphasizes: “A TWO LETTERED WORD!!!!!”

And so, Sumit nods his head as if he‘s stumbled across some great discovery and immediately blurts out: “Them???”

Steve finally gives in and says: “….He, she and IT. He, she and IT. Alright? Lets try again. So…he, she and …??”

“Jump!”

It’s odd how some of what seem to be the most important events of your life evolve into easily forgotten occurrences. Even more strange is the idea that Sumit Ganguly, a.k.a. “8th grade dorky loser”, torments my mind and haunts my soul with the absurd remarks he made half a decade ago which I thought I never heard; but I realize, in the back of my mind, that I did. So, what does Sumit have to do with this COM 201 intro paper?

I never thought that Sumit would ever give me reason enough to write a paper in college. I never even thought that I would tell Sumit’s story to so many people. As I write this now and realize how many times I’ve told and re-told this story, I think of all the other stories which I write to my cousins and friends. I think of the massive emails I write to people telling them about the way 6 orange maple leaves floated magically in the air like a spiral because of the wind. In the end, I learn that little things in life have the ability to charm forever. My awe of those few moments is the cause of my writing. My memory allows me to take snap shots but writing is the only way I know how to preserve and frame my pictures eternally. Some people write to run away from life, others write in search of life, but I write to capture life.