Dylan Rossi

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  • Staff Picks 2022

    “Oddinary,” Stray Kids from Emma Rogers, Assistant News Editor

    Pillbox | December 5, 2022
  • Beth, Botez, Beads: chess in pop culture

    As a chess player, I’m grateful for any attention brought to the game, especially in pop culture. There is something special about chess, in terms of the almost inherent respect most people have for it. In that respect is a channelable fascination, which shows like “The Queen’s Gambit” took advantage of two years ago, bringing countless new players to the game. Almost in tandem, several chess stre...

    Forum | December 5, 2022
  • Why you should care about the US at the World Cup

    World Cup is interesting, to say the least. It’s a time when a country full of (American) football, basketball, and baseball fans come together to care about soccer for a month. For most people, this is about all the soccer they can handle. It seems that for most Americans, soccer is a zero sum game — there is only so much attention to be thrown around. I find this extremely disappointing, especi...

    Forum | November 21, 2022
  • vicarious

    rain licks its
    lips on
    the pane.

    in my floor are
    dandelions in

    this storm.
    an old man
    and his new cane.

    half asleep
    in the black maw
    of a half dreamt

    demon. red
    alarm blurs and

    when i wake.
    death fasts in the sun
    and one

    Pillbox | September 19, 2022
  • one poem from Jen, another from Dylan

    to my grandmothers, who I hope never read this (a sestina variation)
    By Jennifer Bortner

    whenever I see candles, I am your little one again
    holding hands in a synagogue of blue velvet
    I’m wearing red ribbon pigtails and sequins
    at the altar, a man cuts golden bread with sharp silver
    and raises a rusted glass lined with gibberish
    I am not good at being Jewish

    Pillbox | May 2, 2022