In Defense of Technological Dependence

Time for a public confession: I depend on technology. I need my phone to wake myself up every morning. I study computer science, so it goes without saying that I need my computer to do my coursework. I need my…

0 Comments / 180 View / May 24, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz Just Carried that Weight for the Last Time at Columbia

As college seniors across the country donned graduation robes and balanced mortarboards on their heads, one carried a baby-blue mattress across the stage and dropped its weight for the first time. As Emma Sulkowicz’s senior art thesis – a poignant…

0 Comments / 146 View / May 23, 2015

We’ve Been Waiting For You: A Stranger in a Familiar Land

“You’ll like Tel Aviv. It’s like Manhattan, but a lot better.” An Israeli man sat next to me as I waited for my flight to Tel Aviv. I was in Newark at this point, and I didn’t expect the man…

0 Comments / 81 View / May 22, 2015

21 Premature Predicted Oscar Contenders in 2015

[section_title title=First page title] The awards season which I hotly followed for the entirety of my first semester of college is over. This means that I have nothing better to do than to make predictions for the next year. Due…

0 Comments / 637 View / May 18, 2015

Is China’s Diplomats’ Refusal to Learn English an Actual Problem?

I recently read an article by political scientist Michael Cox contesting the belief that China will soon surpass the United States as an economic superpower. One of China’s flaws, Cox noted, was the “closed” nature of its foreign policy. To…

2 Comments / 154 View / May 18, 2015

President Obama and Bill Clinton Exchange Hilarious Tweets

Making waves earlier today, President Obama announced his personal Twitter online – using the handle @POTUS.  This is separate from the White House Twitter account; while President Obama has personally signed off certain tweets, the White House Twitter account mostly is…

0 Comments / 379 View / May 18, 2015

Top Five Things To Miss About College

As everyone is preparing to pack up and head home from college this time of year, many of my friends and myself have been discussing how we will miss one another, how we will miss the school and all the…

0 Comments / 248 View / May 18, 2015

Is the ‘American Dream Actually Dead?

Throughout recent years, the idea that the American Dream is dead, or at least dying, has gained a level of support among some people. While there is indeed many pertinent questions to be asked about the current structure of American…

0 Comments / 126 View / May 13, 2015

Rethinking How We Address Plagiarism

Students are constantly reminded that they must not plagiarize. Or, at least, I certainly am. During my orientation at Columbia University, I signed an honor code which affirmed that I would not illegitimately present others’ writing as my own. Today,…

0 Comments / 136 View / May 9, 2015

The Role Racial Perspective Played in the Baltimore Riots

Perspective. The thin balance that can unite or divide human beings. It can create empires or tear them down. It’s what causes one single thing to be seen in a million different ways giving birth to a million different opinions. The most…

0 Comments / 75 View / May 8, 2015