Posts Tagged ‘college’
In this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, a reader can’t tell right from wrong.
I’m a pretty social person who goes to parties and has fun with friends. But I’ve never had a girlfriend/boyfriend or been in a situation that would lend itself to intimacy in any way. Am I doing college wrong?
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I don’t usually use my precious blogging space to respond specifically to something another person has written, much less something in TEH SPECZ. But the recent thoughtful plea by Sam Roth—“Big Sam,” as we called him in my former days on the Editorial Board—for less self-aggrandizement and more humility and kindness on this campus tapped into such a widely shared concern that it demands more engagement.
Big Sam’s central contention is that, despite the positive energy created by Random Acts of Kindness, “what we really need are Systematic Acts of Kindness.” This claim is hard to deny, and its urgency should be clear to us all. How might we begin to instill a culture of modesty and compassion on a larger scale at this school? More »
What ever happened to facing the consequences?
Sean Udell’s recent piece about the fraternities involved in the drug bust seems based in a desire for a world without consequences.
I’ve been thinking about this question of consequences a lot recently. I think it’s part of the tendency toward refusing to take responsibility for anything. One area I’ve noticed this happening in is relationships. There are guys I know who’ve spent months in relationships they wanted out of because breaking up is such a messy, explosive ordeal. More »
Well, it’s official, folks—the War on Fun has gone national. Apparently U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, in a recent conversation with Reed College President Colin Diver (PrezDi?), brought up the possibility of prosecuting the school’s brass for running a crack house “if the college knowingly allowed the kind of open-air drug peddling and usage around which Renn Fayre [think Bacchanal meets Burning Man] is long rumored to revolve.”
Now I know what you’re thinking. “But Neil, crack is so ’90s. That doesn’t make any sense.” More »