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Caitlin Panicker

Columnist — Class of 2026

Number of articles: 5

First Article: September 16, 2022

Latest Article: November 18, 2022

Good Old Raisins and Peanuts (GORP)

Thoughts from on the island

I spent most of my fall break circumnavigating Kent Island’s tidepools—slipping over mounds of seaweed, hopscotching boulders, singing to periwinkles, bushwhacking a mile in rubber boots and lifting tiny green crabs out of the water. Until I was closed in by the Atlantic in every direction, my experience with the ocean was limited to yearly beach outings and a few whale watching trips in Canada with my family, and I was fascinated by it.

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Good Old Raisins and Peanuts (GORP)

Tree teachings

When you think of a forest, maybe you think of an ecosystem. A hierarchy, a function, a mechanism of inputs and outputs driven by competition. Maybe a million tiny elements working asynchronously, maybe a huge, labyrinthine conglomeration of life bound by rain and sunlight and soft dirt.

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