Calm in Chaos

The door to Farmer room 1035 is at the back, and squeaks unbearably with every entrance. At the professor’s request, it hasn’t been fixed — it helps keep students in their seats because it’s too awkward to leave. But senior Julien Griffith doesn’t notice. She struts into the bland classroom. She’s running late — she usually is — but today, it’s only by four minutes. The professor has already started talking about the next project: a brand analysis that’ll be worth 25 percent of her grade. But with her oversized, studio-quality headphones, she doesn’t hear his directions, and frankly,...

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