The feeling of uncertainty arises from the fact that we are allowed to make choices for ourselves.
“If someone would put a gun to my head, I would get more work done.”
“Yeah, dude, just imagine how productive you would be.”
Statistically, none of us should be at this institution.
Although many first-years struggle with academic writing, it can be even more unnerving for nonnative English speakers. In America, university students are expected to be at the English proficiency level of a native speaker.
“So, do you want to stay in the United States after you graduate, or do you want to go back to Colombia?”
This is one of the hardest questions I’ve ever been asked in my three semesters at Columbia. I still don’t have a clear answer for it.
Being in a sorority is in fact meaningful and worthwhile.
Racial affinity groups may not be the safest spaces for diverse opinions.
Many facets of superheroes’ lives are relevant to our own lives at Columbia.
Even for those who have never faced gender-based discrimination, studying gender and sexuality is a crucial opportunity to examine our privileges and come to terms with our identities.