I AM – a poem

I am my umbilical cord My mother’s sleepless nights My father’s long drives I am the scent in my mother’s wardrobe The high heels I never fit I am the ingrained institutionalized religion Founded on fear. I am the shame and the guilt The vagina I am the black eyeliner I draw around my eyes

Happy Summer Break!

A message from Marga Hattingh, the blog editor: From Pankow to puppets to puppies, poems to podcasts to horoscopes to reflective articles, Die Bärliner has travelled far and wide this last academic year. We’re sad to see you go for the summer… which is why we’ll be sticking around. In your inbox. Probably every week.

Sculpting Memory

Our memories are sculpted through the constant wrestling of forgetfulness and remembrance. Time is given a name and calendarized; we make sense of our past, present, and future as triplet brothers identified under the deceivingly named “I”. This universe of being sometimes talks about the weather twice a day, filling in gaps created by silence.

Puppies Cure Stress! A Look Back at De-Stress Fest

The BCB Student Life team held a De-Stress Fest on Wednesday, April 25th, to reduce anxiety on campus with some relaxing bonding activities, all while celebrating the spring weather. These activities included petting puppies, drinking pink lemonade, baking, decorating cookies, and barbecuing on the patio of the Student Centre. Six dogs were present at the