Truett C. Killian


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Truett is a currently Freshman at Tufts University. He is a black belt in karate and an Eagle Scout. His hobbies include writing, car-repair, thrifting, comedy, and photography.


Stories by Truett C. Killian

Smack-dab on Massachusetts Avenue lays a vintage style vegetarian diner, Veggie Galaxy, that somehow forgot that people in the '50s ate meat. I decided to eat here to continue my pattern of eating in establishments devoid of meat. I’m still new the idea of meals that aren’t made out of death, and so again I was out of my element.

The first thing I thought upon entering Cambridge’s The Dosa Factory was, “Wait, am I in a grocery store?” I found myself in a small Indian grocery store, after checking that I had the correct address I ventured towards the back of the store and found the restaurant in the back. It struck me how warm it was inside, but as it was 70 degrees outside and the kitchen was behind the counter the heat made sense.

If you’ve found yourself lulled by the standard culinary offerings of Cambridge, if you detest chemicals in your cuisine, or if you have some obscure dietary restriction, Life Alive Urban Oasis and Organic Café is worth looking into. Located just a few blocks from Central Square, Life Alive offerings include a menagerie of organic and therapeutic meal choices. 

Thursday several Cambridge businesses shut their doors due to a sudden flurry of snowfall in Massachusetts. According to a public information statement issued by the National Weather Service, Cambridge itself received a snowfall of 9.5 inches. The public schools of Cambridge canceled classes on Thursday because of the snowfall, but schools reopened Friday morning. The city issued an emergency parking ban Wednesday evening, which prevented drivers from parking on public streets; instead drivers were encouraged to park at indoor garages across the city.

Rarely will you see monks, western outlaws and abusive stepfathers in the same place. All of those characters and more can be found in Chanelle Benz’s debut short story anthology, “The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead.” On Jan. 31, Harvard Bookstore welcomed Benz for a signing where by her former professor, Dana Spiotta, joined her.

Today I took the Redline to Central Square, and after walking a block I found myself inside Boomerangs, a Massachusetts thrift-store chain. The first thing I noticed upon entering the store there was a colorful sign on the ground which read, “the best is yet to come.” I would have to agree with that sentiment because throughout the next hour I sorted through piece after piece of cantabrigian relics.