The problem is not a lack of comedic women who could play hardball with the boys of late night; the problem is they are not given the chance.
Let's not forget the reason we pay to be enrolled in these universities: to learn what we want to do for the rest of our lives. College is our years of experimenting. College is when we fail, but through this failure we learn what we want to do.
I thought I could make a real impact on a foreign healthcare system for an incredibly marginalized population in a developing country -- me, the one who had probably never experienced anything on a remotely soul-challenging level in her entire life.
If my story is any indication, students seeking summer jobs shouldn't shy away from opportunities that, one, have seemingly little to do with their desired career paths and, two, take them far from the classroom for a few months.
As a tech-savvy millennial, I've noticed how detrimental technology can be to living in the moment. Fellow millennials are attached to free Wi-Fi, rather than freedom. I think it's time to realize how lucky some of us are to live a life of freedom and to cherish moments of bliss.
I'm not sure how exactly I came up with this idea for a video, but I wanted to make something so I could remember the experience that went beyond just a photo album of pictures from my iPhone.
While Kanye West might not be the hero our generation wants, he is without a doubt the hero our generation needs. Along with how to artfully toe the line between confident and cocky, here are five other lessons that we can all learn from Mr. West.
This year, the Girl Scouts of the USA have gone digital. Girl Scouts can now control all aspects of cookie sales completely online. Young Scouts have the ability to track orders, handle money, and communicate with buyers through a digital platform.
I'm not talking about losing the ability to "be in the moment" -- an overused phrase often dropped by those opposed to social media movement, and one that I see as weak ammunition. What I'm afraid we've lost is not the ability to be in the moment, but the ability to just be.
I ended up texting my mom to tell her that I was giving up for the night and that I felt like a failure. She then responded with this: "You are not a failure. Just because it doesn't come easy for you doesn't define you. We all have our weak areas."
There are so many other me toos that we -- the students of challenging, top tier universities -- don't talk about, me toos that we shove down and brush away and keep inside.
You can't learn to drive simply by watching a video or reading a book -- you learn by getting behind the steering wheel. Our education system should do the same.
On a deeper level, bathroom codes enforce archaic and institutionalized gender norms. Now that Princeton uses a prox system in each building, there is no outside threat, so whom is the university protecting Princeton women from?
We need to see criminals as humans before we begin to spill their blood -- the very blood that makes us all human.
You are now at your lowest academia, and I want you back to brilliance. I, and the world, deeply cherished the freedom that you provide, but the moment that hiding behind your freedom gives people a shield to support your disgraces, you have failed.
When I am walking alone at night, my hands clenched in fists in my pockets and head always looking over my shoulder, I cannot help but feel a great sense of relief when I step into the my dorm. Here, I know I am safe -- I know I am home.