"This is the age of the outcast; while in 2002, being “just a kid” meant “life is a nightmare,” in 2017 both the tangible and the existential grief of youth is a fostered identity.
"People aren’t hard-wired to conceptualize mass suffering in real-time. When a neighbor feels pain we can empathize, but when we hear of the same pain being inflicted on someone across the globe, on millions across the globe, our reaction is more complex."
What is so intriguing about Juuls is how quickly they have proliferated around Wesleyan. A year ago, you’d be hard pressed to find a Juul. But now, they are everywhere. And the students who Juul don’t just Juul. They Juul a lot.
"Everyone knows an asshole. The asshole is the ever-present drunk teen clawing at your car window, or the grumpy and neglectful dad who spends all of his Sundays glued to his TV set, stocking all the chips.
"Wesleyan as a community can do better when it comes to representation and support, and not just among performers, but among all participants of the music scene, whether it be those who host and organize shows or those who attend. Rape culture, sexism, and violence are not required to show their IDs at the door to enter these venues. They are already present, and have been for quite some time."
"Obama simultaneously fused together the critical approach of postmodernism and a return to hope and ideals, sentimental notions that postmodernism was highly skeptical of."
"Why was I wasting my time reading this when, if I point my eyes just 20 degrees up from my computer, there is an ever-growing list of books I want to read?
"When I first realized that the practice of an a.m. nature doc might be more widespread than my immediate friend group, I thought it represented a sensible juxtaposition to the night before."