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When healthy is impossible

We each need different things. We’re operating within different limits and circumstances. We have different values. Those very differences give rise to the immense diversity that has allowed humans to grow and thrive on an individual and collective level. 


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You don't deserve to be here

As it happens, it all worked out in the end in what I’d like to think is a way that was meant to be—and I’m thankful for the hindsight-aided clarity—but the process disillusioned me, early and thoroughly. This is by no means a hot take, but the college admissions process is deeply flawed.


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Remembering March 2020

March 2020 witnessed the loss not only of loved ones and stability, but also of what would never be...It made us confront mortality at large as well as the fragility of our individual lives. It made us look inward for a strength that could no longer be obtained from the proximity of others. It gave us no other option but to assess our existence thus far in this world and feel the equally painful and inspiring dissonance between who we are and who we want to be.


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Go to class.

Time and time again, we bemoaned the difficulty of paying attention, the induction of fatigue and the lack of quality in online instruction. Now that we are finally back to in-person classes, why aren’t people going?


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YikYak and the paradox of public anonymity

By choosing to post thoughts publicly, without the identification of a name or pseudonym, a YikYak user is exercising their right to be anonymous in a public online encounter. But, the subject of discussion–if it is indeed a person or a group of people—has no such privileges, unless the Yak is obscene enough to be moderated.