Talya Phelps

Talya Phelps (Table Writer) graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a film major and a correlate in educational studies. During her four years at The Miscellany News, she served in various roles, including Editor-in-Chief, Contributing Editor and Design Editor, and relished long nights in the newsroom haggling over drop caps and apostrophes. She is now living in New York City and pursuing a career in publishing. Talya enjoys writing cultural commentary, specifically musings on the milieu of Generation Z and the way in which 20-somethings’ distinct frame of reference interprets contemporary books, music and television. Her writerly inspirations include Jia Tolentino, Carrie Battan, Jonathan Franzen and David Sedaris.

News Briefs

By Tiana Headley – 4 years ago

Kavanaugh accuser set to testify [TW: This article includes graphic descriptions of sexual assault.] On Sept. 14, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) disclosed that she had referred a sexual assault allegation…

Political Roundup

By Aena Khan – 4 years ago

In this week’s headlines… Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…

Ford symposium showcases student-faculty research

By Olivia Watson – 4 years ago

Researching topics from profit gaps in female-owned businesses in Ghana to diversity in choral music repertoires, students in this past summer’s Ford Scholars Program were engaged in a host of…

Lecturer illuminates role of women in Apollo missions

By Chris Dillon – 4 years ago

Over the course of its six-decade-long history, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has come up with hundreds of acronyms to make rocket science less of a mouthful. NASA…

Why We Play: Sophie Nick

By Sophie Nick – 4 years ago

In my experience, the most successful sports teams experience a moment—usually during a game or practice—where something clicks and the pieces finally come together to create one cohesive unit. For…

Please, Tell Us More!

By Prof. Peter Antelyes – 4 years ago

The setting: an exclusive high school. The scenario: A young female scholarship student in glasses and unisex clothing stumbles into a club in which a “harem” of boys entertains female…