Overheard at SLC: Life, Death, and Resurrection

I was going to write an obituary for Overheard@SLC, the famous submissions-based Tumblr whose last words were:


“You were an intern? What do you mean ‘before it was big’?”

—April 1, 2016


Then, I had a better idea.

I came to Sarah Lawrence as a transfer student in the fall of 2016. My then-new friend, Bobby, introduced me to the seemingly endless source of glimpses into what it is like to be a student here. Scrolling through the 84-page feed became a wildly entertaining bonding experience among me and my friends. Returning students bragged about having been Overheard and published. It was truly an honor, albeit anonymous.

As months passed and submissions went unpublished, we all concluded that the Overheard@SLC Tumblr didn’t have an heir. It happens: moderators and admins graduate and forget to pass it down, or new moderators lose interest.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

My co-chair (Anushka) and I met through expressing a mutual interest in taking over SLC Speaks. Inspired to resurrect prominent SLC culture, we’ve decided to bring Overheard@SLC back.

Every week, we will post “Overheard” submissions. Email slcspeaks@gm.slc.edu with the quote and location where you witnessed such tomfoolery.

This week’s gems:


“Coke’s kind of boring.”

—the classic “favorite drugs” dialectic, on South Lawn


“It’s better in the original German.”

—about Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, at the Pub


“I mean, dick size really doesn’t matter when you think about how small we all are in the grand scheme of things.”

—(no location given)


“I want my therapist to hit on me.”

—the Pub


“That hat just screams ‘Tumblr’.”

—OSilas Common Room


Some of our favorites from the original Tumblr:


“I fucking love Chlamydia! It saved my conference paper.”

—New Dorms (Mar. 8, 2016)


“I think my sexuality is becoming less straight and shifting towards surrealist.”

—Slonim Woods (Nov. 14, 2015)


“Are cigarettes vegan?”

—(no location given) (Sept. 29, 2015)


“While we were making out, he was reciting social theory, and I was worriedly wondering, ‘Why is this so hot?!'”

—girl after a first date at Hill (Mar. 21, 2015)


“I quoted Britney Spears on an essay about Jesus.”

—the Library (Feb. 25, 2015)


Featured artwork by the author

Co-chair, Editor-in-Chief. Leaving my entire estate to the poolboy. Because he saw me when I was invisible.

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