It's a familiar scenario -- you and your friends just did a few rounds of shots at the bar, and now you're craving nachos or cheese fries at 2 a.m. Before you walk over to the all-night diner to snag your favorite greasy dish, think it through.
Most nights I wake up some time between 2:00 and 4:00 and stay up for a few excruciating hours, the kind where you can feel every minute pass. It's been this way for almost two years.
One thing that I like better than learning from my mistakes is to learn from other people's mistakes. We might learn things quickly, but we often forget things at the same rate -- and sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the things we've learned.
The reason some people are above the law is because of advice like Nussbaum's. She doubts people will stand up to power and tells survivors that seeking justice is futile. Nussbaum is wrong. Some people will stand up -- sometimes at great personal cost -- and survivors can find justice.
Our institutions are designed to preserve white privilege, but also to make the ongoing causes of racial inequality seem mysterious. We remain ignorant by design, invested in a mythology of white innocence.
You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing enough. There's a magic beyond us that works in ways we can't understand.
The democratic way of life is government "of the people, by the people and for the people." How do our colleges and universities contribute to this goal? At the core, we need colleges to prepare students to work effectively with others--across...
The rise of so-called "political correctness" is not the infantilizing of students. It is the long overdue voice given to the real experiences of all students.
Call out sexism and misogyny -- especially if it's coming from someone who claims to be progressive. However, I worry the label is being thrown around loosely and being applied to many well-meaning, non-sexist male critics of Clinton.
It feels as if both Penn and its students choose to tune out potential solutions to the problem of sleep deprivation even though we regularly obsess over it.
Many student-athletes pursue their goal of playing an NCAA sport in college. While most people who follow college sports are familiar with Division I and its star athletics programs -- Alabama, Kentucky, Penn State -- few can articulate what the organization's three divisions stand for.
Sleep is a necessity (and a luxury) for all of us, especially while in college. There's nothing wrong with needing reminders here and there to keep you on the right track, so figure out what works best for you and keep up with it. If nothing else, get your friends in on the movement with us and help others refuse the snooze.
In an ugly soap opera still unfolding, Suffolk University's efforts to govern itself responsibly imploded over the past couple of weeks in an acid cloud of public "he said/she said." As the Suffolk debacle deepened, the finger pointing became a matter of public record.
I woke up in a mild panic last Saturday morning. I had a long day of social events ahead of me and seemingly endless work to do on Sunday. The problem: How could I party all day and not wake up with a horrible hangover? Possible solutions: I could "coat my...
Alexander McCoy is a current sophomore in Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University. Photo credit: Gabriella Levy. Before coming to Columbia University two years ago, Alexander McCoy served as a guard for the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia, where he witnessed a beheading...
As far as I was concerned, students that graduated from Ivy League schools were leaps and bounds more prepared for their careers than students who graduated from second-tier schools. But is that really true?
Our generation, with more means of communication than any before us, has forgotten how to talk to one another.
With acceptance letters in hand, you are now in control, and the responsibility rests with the university to explain why you should choose it. This mindset can also be helpful for younger students who are looking ahead to their own college applications.
Liberal Arts Colleges,
Liberal Arts Education,
When you enter a liberal arts living space, the people you spend your time with will help you become a well-rounded student and individual. They demonstrate every day how valuable differing perspectives are to your academic and social experience at college.
Comparing Yourself To Others,
Inevitably, we compare ourselves to others, and it makes us question our self-worth and capabilities. Here are a few simple tips to making you a happier person: