Gal Pal Chronicles: Rachel and Lizz Have Been Obsessed With Each Other Since Roughly 2008

This piece was written by Lizz and Rachel together and was originally read out loud during A-Camp 2015 as part of the Staff Reading. It's reproduced here with some minorly incriminating details removed in honor of Gal Pal Week. 

Lizz: I met Rachel in Professor Samet's Relativism, Absolutism, Pluralism class spring semester of Freshman Year. That part I'm certain we can agree upon. It was a seminar that was sort of about philosophy and sort of about writing. I spent a lot of time asking myself if the straight girl sitting next to me was flirting with me and when she was going to dump her long-distance boyfriend. Rachel sat across from us and was the smartest person in the class. She was also, quite clearly, the only person doing t...

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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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