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BIMA & Hiatus: Dear William, by anonymous

BIMA is excited to announce a new partnership with Hiatus Magazine, an online compilation of quarantined teenagers’ most creative works. On BIMA’s social media, we will be featuring pieces from Hiatus’ spring 2020 issue featuring works by their teenage contributors created and imagined while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any written works will appear here on BIMA’s blog for you to read in its entirety! You can also see all the works from Hiatus’ most recent issue on their website here.

Now on to today’s featured work!


Dear William by anonymous

I’m glad I discovered you. I’m thrilled to connect with you. I’m excited I found you. We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well during these uncertain times. I hope this finds you safe and well. I hope to find you and your family safe and healthy. A motivated student like you has a bright future ahead. You know you have what it takes to become a leader someday, right? We believe in you. Congratulations on your impressive test scores. Are you a go-getter, William? William, are you ready to say hello to the most challenging and rewarding years of your life? Let your light shine, William.

Never again will you receive so many glossy brochures, booklets, and posters—this is, alas, the price you pay for being a bright student. Baby chicks are more than small, cute balls of fluff. In fact, baby chicks exhibit altruism by making special chirps while feeding, calls that alert nearby chicks (likely relations who share many genes) that “dinner’s on!” Climate change is already impacting communities around the world. Your journey has begun. Start becoming your best. Master the art of juggling. Or physics. Or philosophy. Education with a view. Find yourself in the sun.

With a community built around strong connections between students and professors, we facilitate learning at the highest level. Our size means each student gets more attention from each professor. It’s rare to find a selective liberal arts college in a city. But you can discover that perfect combination right here. Our location enables students to grow intellectually through practical experiences in internships and research. We’re here to connect you with all the incredible site-based learning opportunities our unique location provides. World-class academic programs. We offer 200+ majors. Here you’ll find top-notch academics, hands-on learning and once-in-a-lifetime undergraduate research opportunities. There are thousands of courses, endless combinations of majors, no required subjects.

What if you could graduate debt-free? We meet 100% of demonstrated financial need. Excellence can be affordable. Competitive financial support. Affordable—for everyone. Our new, expanded financial aid program. One of the most generous need-based financial aid programs in the country.

Please be sure to verify your contact information. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please feel free to give us a call. Please know that we are here to help in any way we can. Please check out our prospective students’ page. Please fill out the form here. Please provide your parents’ contact information. Please stay connected by joining our mailing list. Please confirm. Please find. Please click, please join, please take, please. Please please please please. For God’s sake, please.


Be sure to follow Hiatus Magazine at their Instagram and check out all the work on their website here.