While critics may insist that such people are attention-seekers and snowflakes (a harmful label connotated by fragility and entitlement), the reality is that people don't choose to change their identity for recognition or fame. In fact, people don't choose a new identification at all.
Too often, we correlate the size of one’s social network with their social net worth.
If I could go back in time, I would absolutely make the same decision to defer, even if it meant starting college later than everyone else— because I owed it to myself to ensure that I came into college in the pink of mental health.
Problems arise when, like Nestlé in Japan, we “analyze” their culture, realize it doesn’t contain what we need to sell some products, and then proceed to insert Western ideas for the sole purpose of making a profit.
Let’s be careful this year not to center all of our attention on what hurts, the friction or on what stings. Don’t forget to look for pearls. They’re being birthed all around us through oysters and other people.
This episode explores the history of The Chronicle, particularly in terms of its failures to adequately cover marginalized groups and its representation among staff. Here are some quotes from the episode, featuring reflections from previous editors-in-chief about events during their tenure.
We continue to pay the same tuition as domestic students ($50,000 or more) while taking already taxing online classes in different time zones than our domestic peers. If we don’t, guess what? We lose our visa.
Stories. The last four years of Duke and Zoom University can be summed up in this one word that always has and always will drive my love for people, places, the unpredictability of life and everything in between.
If you have love, perfection is overrated anyways.
At the end of every volume, The Chronicle invites graduating staff to write senior columns reflecting on their times in the 301 Flowers office. Read what they had to say about the office squirrels, Gilmore Girls and climbing on rooftops—and a whole lot more.