Because I Was Young and My Love Wasn’t Real

Kathryn Bucolo '14, Gettysburg College

Kathryn is a junior majoring in English with a concentration in writing. She loves old black-and-white movies, stress-baking at midnight, puddle jumping after rainstorms, and Jesus. With her English major she intends to live in a cardboard box across the street from other friend with similar job-market-less, less humanities-based majors, perhaps someday becoming an expatriate, learning to appreciate the stupid, sublime, serendipitous world she inhabits.


The Mercury is a student-run art and literary magazine released each April. It has been published annually since 1899 at Gettysburg College. All students of the College are invited to participate on the staff and to submit their work for possible publication. Editors are elected annually by the entire staff. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fall and early spring semesters and are reviewed and chosen anonymously by the staff.