Dralion

By: Chris Moore. Published: February 11, 2011.

dralionAs I walked into the darkened arena, my eyes drawn to the circular stage set up in front, I wondered what I’d be in for. I had never been to any sort of circus, least of all the one that had dominated my thoughts for weeks. Would my younger sister, who sat by me in the front row as we watched the colorful lights on stage undulate back and forth, be as captivated with the spectacle as I was sure to be? Could the show possibly compare with the fanciful scenes that I had built up in my head ever since hearing about the St. Louis show? Would it be worth the rather pricey sum for two front row tickets to what I long considered must be the true greatest show on Earth?

Advice Column, February 11, 2011

By: Jake Bennett and Tavi Sanders. Published: February 11, 2011.

My girlfriend and I are both going to graduate in the spring. She plans on moving to New York this summer. I love her deeply, but I’ve been offered a lucrative internship in St. Louis that could net me a prestigious job. I’m conflicted. If I followed her, there’s no guarantee that I’d get a job, but if I stayed and accepted the internship, I’d be away from her. What should I do?