With Climate Change, Reconsider Having Kids


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With college being a time to think about future careers, many students may decide to have children after settling into a comfortable job and lifestyle. However, climate change is sure to affect every person on this earth. Increased global temperatures, decreased natural resources, less nutritious food, water scarcity just names a few ills imminent in […]

The Case for Deep Ecology


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In the interim period before I ship out to Oxford, I decided to audit classes that interested me at the University of Georgia. Environmental Sociology is one of these classes, and it is rocking my world. I won’t get into all the things I’ve learned, but I’ll advocate for one topic that stuck out to […]

The Monolingual’s Fate


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I’m walking through a multicultural grocery store with a friend. The aisles, logos large like eyes, look like frozen schools of fish in front of me. I pull a fish off the shelf, it’s glass body dense and cylindrical in my hand. “What does that say?” my friend asks, peeking her face over my shoulder. […]

An Ode to Liminal Places


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It was after a meeting. I’m a board member for a new theatre club and we had our first meeting for the semester. After general body members watched a Prezi and showed slight interest, the board dispersed with excitement, buzzing for plans of the future.  As I followed a fellow board member out of the […]

Men are Adjectives, Women are Nouns


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Something I observed in queer culture is the use of nouns and adjectives to describe oneself. Homosexual women will say, “I’m a lesbian,” whereas homosexual men will say, “I am a gay man.” Women hold nouns as identities, placing themselves within the label. They are a lesbian, plain and simple. However, gay men place themselves […]

Assault by Bystander Effect


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What does it mean to be passive in an emergency? The bystander effect might give us a clue. The bystander effect, in short, is the decreasing sense of responsibility when an individual is a part of a crowd. Most examples of it cite an incident in which a woman was stabbed outside her apartment building, […]

Why I Always Do the Dishes


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I’m a creature of habit, but that doesn’t mean that creating habits come easily to me. If I like to do one thing, such as taking a walk first thing in the morning, I tend to do it often, but with other things, such as dishes, I feel less welcoming towards. Because dishes are a […]

The L Word, or the Subtleties of Reckless Hedonism


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Ah weekends. The time when time halts in our pursuit of hedonism and jarringly resumes on Monday. Typically I’m one to continue my work mindset into my weekend. Breaks? Periods of relaxation? Who needs that! My mental circadian rhythm continued regardless of the day of the week. I was never one to metaphorically sleep in […]

The Curious Case of the Ambivert


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While other people struggle with their sexual orientation or religious beliefs during college, I strain over trying to understand whether or not I’m an introvert or an extrovert. Or both. Or, hey, what about neither? Extraversion and introversion are contingent constructs in which we can understand how humans interact with the physical or internal world, […]

“I don’t know”


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Have you ever thought about what it means to know “everything?” I mean, you’d not only have to master all academic subjects but non-academic ones as well. Learn to be as good at math as how to plant a tomato, become fluent in Mandarin as you would in understanding art. There’s so much to not […]