Exhibit A articles

Assurance at an unsure time

After applying to countless internships over the school year without any luck, I finally found a sense of relief after I woke up to an early morning phone call offering me a summer sports internship at amNewYork, a free daily newspaper in Manhattan. Prior to my internship, my story in Backdrop magazine’s spring issue from my

A summer abroad

I always knew that I would eventually study abroad while in college. The idea of living in another country and experiencing a different culture for more than a week or two intrigues me. I have been lucky enough to travel overseas multiple times since the age of 6, but this summer was unlike any other

Wearing Duke blue in Athens

Photos by Andrew Downing The Ohio Bobcats are hardly known to most basketball fans. Sure, in 2012 our beloved Bobcats tried on Cinderella’s glass slipper for a few games in the NCAA Tournament led by point guard D.J. Cooper. I wasn’t on campus yet, but I’ve heard stories about how insane the energy and feeling

Fruits of Labor

Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Jilly Burns Making wine at home may seem complicated, but it can be a fun and exciting hobby. In just one evening after a productive day of class, you can have 30 bottles of wine in the making for under $50. It only takes five simple

Exhibit A: The Fest Host

Editor’s Note: Exhibit A is Backdrop’s collection of non-fiction and fiction essays. Submissions can be sent to backdroponline@gmail.com. This non-fiction piece from Backdrop’s managing editor Chris Longo profiles an unnamed host of a High Fest party in 2012. He swipes a bottle of Labatt Blue from a makeshift coaster of Sports Illustrated back issues and