Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Power of the Mentor

By Zameena Mejia A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times Sunday Review section featured a piece titled, “What’s the Point of a Professor?”. The article generalizes college graduates as overly busy, distracted, and disconnected from academia, portraying us as too disinterested to create lasting relationships with our professors. The message was rather condescending […]

The Anxiety of the College Senior

By Nikki Barnhart, originally posted on The Daily Campus Graduating from high school was unquestionably a celebration; graduating from college seems more foreboding. Behind the formal pomp and circumstance and the accomplishment of gowns and sashes, there’s a sense of unease. The “good lucks” and “congratulations” seem more cautionary as we face an archetypal damnation […]

Cubicle Captivity: Working in an Office as a Free-Spirit

By Carly Rome When I was 16, I worked part-time in an insurance office. I found it mundane and isolating, but I stayed there because it paid more than my previous cashier job. This was when I learned that I didn’t like offices, and figured I’d go to college for something that would allow me […]

I Was Going Home, Now I’m Going To Beirut: How To Figure Out Where You’re Going

By Tom O’Connor I never planned on going to grad school. As a student of journalism, I’ve always maintained that experience is worth a lot more than academics. After 18 years straight of sitting in classrooms and working day-to-day without pay, it’s amazing how anyone could choose to prolong their educational internment. So why then […]