Our Winter, 2021 issue explores the paradox of home, in pandemic times a refuge as well as a prison. Feeling at home with oneself, one’s body, one’s culture, one’s ethnicity—or feeling like an outcast—is the common thread binding these essays together. Ranging from Harry Styles’ Vogue ballgown shoot to German-American differences in university education, student essays explore experiences with racism, sexism, and homophobia. We are also proudly presenting artistic responses to COVID, including a rapturous sunset, an art exhibit, and a poem. Expect humor, too.