This I Believe

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            This I Believe Inc. is an organization that publishes short essays from individuals about something that they, well, I, believe in. The organization has a huge online database of essays from all types of people, writers or not, with stories ranging from heartbreaking to hilarious. This vast array of […]


Why Keep Print Alive?

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As the age of technology rolls on, many conversations have touched the topic of print media “dying.” Every Humanities major has faced the question, “What are you going to do with that?” with equal parts annoyance and real terror. What are we going to do with that? Are we really pursuing a dying art? Matchbox […]


Writer’s Block, Episode 999

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We all know of this quite romantic tragedy–two star-crossed lovers: a pen and its beloved paper, both from very different worlds, they never seem to come fully in contact with each other because of their mediator’s unwilling ability to keep them apart. Unfortunate fate, is what it is. We all know the ending too. When […]


A Little Matchbox Update

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Many of you are probably wondering, what goes into making a literary magazine? What are all the components? Where did we start, and where are we now in the process? The Matchbox staff thought we’d give you the inside scoop on what it takes to make a UC-wide literary magazine, and talk about our journey […]


UCSC’s Media Council in DC

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In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Media Council at UCSC became motivated to respond and unite. This resulted in a vote to send seven students and one advisor to the 45th presidential inauguration. Media Council is a governing body and funding source made up of leaders from all 16 student media organizations- including Matchbox Magazine. One of […]


Always My Instrument

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“There’s this stupid quote from The Simpsons where Homer says ‘Alcohol is the cause of and solution to all my problems’ and that’s how I feel about piano,” he said to me laughing. He went on to explain that when he was in middle school, before he was diagnosed with depression, the only thing that […]