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It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked generic. It wasn’t trying to be anything special. But it was. “Love, Simon” isn’t a movie ...

Speaking out of the closet

Speaking out of the closet

Nathan Stevens

May 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

i, my name is Nate. I’m a junior, 17 years old, I go by he/him pronouns, and uh — I’m gay.” That last part was so hard for me to get comfortable with, probably because I hadn’t said it out loud very often. And now, I was going to say it in front of the entire freshman class. It took a cou...

A piece of me: coming out as gay

A piece of me: coming out as gay

Nathan Stevens

December 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Culture, From the magazine, OPINION

or as long as I can remember, I’ve felt different. It wasn’t until seventh or eighth grade that I realized why. It took me years to finally accept it, to stop living in denial. But now, I’m ready to tell the world. “I’m gay.” Oh God. Was this a bad idea? Am I ready? Maybe I sho...