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All The Protests That Weren’t Fit to Print

A few weeks ago, colleges across the United States exploded with discussions about race on campus.  Major movements at Mizzou and Yale made the headlines of all the major news outlets, but journalists didn’t fail to mention similar protests at Claremont McKenna, Southern Methodist, Colgate, Bowdoin, and my own Ithaca College. It’s a little strange to read…

Quarter Life Crisis

Quarter Life Crisis Prep time: 4 years of high school      Cook time: at least two semesters of college      Serves: 1 3 oz.        realizing you don’t actually like the classes for your major that much 6 oz.        researching other majors’ requirements 3 oz.        wishing…

Overachieving

When did “overachiever” become a pejorative to be spat at people while they balance studying, work, and extracurricular commitments? I started seeing this culture in high school. If I got a high test score, answered a question in a class where participation wasn’t evaluated, or committed to a bunch of extracurriculars that I was genuinely passionate about, I’d…

Letter to Prospective Students

Dear prospective students, I love how you huddle together in small tour groups with other overwhelmed prospectives and their panicked parents. You listen to obscure facts rapidly spewing from your guide’s mouth and try to discern which slivers of information make this college more special than any other medium-sized liberal arts college in the mid-Atlantic region. I love how you cling to these…

Prospective

I love prospective students. From my dorm window I can see the soon-to-be college freshmen huddling in small tour groups, listening to the obscure facts rapidly spewing from their guide’s mouth and trying to discern which slivers of information makes my college more special than any other medium-sized liberal arts college in the mid-Atlantic region.…

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Looking Beyond Barriers

One of my favorite involvements on campus is writing for Buzzsaw magazine. Right now, I’m in the process of writing an article about equal opportunity for disability in the workplace. Every interview I’ve done for my article has been thought-provoking, but I especially enjoyed my visit to the Finger Lakes Independence Center. I spoke with Program Director Larry…

The 24-Hour Vegetarian

One of the things I love most is learning about both my own perspective and the perspectives of others who aren’t like me. I like reading texts and getting into discussions that challenge my existing beliefs and cause me to either defend or reconsider my point of view. On Thursday I found myself thinking about…