#FelonCrushFriday should be used to raise public awareness about the reforms needed in the criminal justice system and how each of us can extend a hand to those caught in its revolving doors. We can change the way we think about crime and incarceration.
So if we all have big, wild dreams, why are so few people actively working towards those dreams Why, you might ask? Because we are all given some pretty crappy advice.
Subversive dishonesty is an essential tool in daily life, whether in the name of satire, philosophy, art or simply discovering who you are. However indirect, irony is a route to the self, one that can sidestep the obstacles posed by society and state.
With some of the most competitive schools in the country, such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, and NYU, all receiving over 40,000 applications each year, there is clear pressure for applicants to stand out, and the personal essay is often the time to do so.
Even if pressed, I would have a hard time calling myself an environmentalist. I'm not alone -- many people I know feel the same, even as they hop on their bikes to peddle sustainably off to their job in the green sector.
In the long term, the goal of Cayuga's Watchers is to teach students to step in when they see dangerous situations, not just when they're on the job.
Thirteen students, aged 17 to 22, had signed up for a program called Seamester, which sent college and gap year students from all over the world to spend a semester learning how to sail a tall ship.
So as we leave, let us commit to being Wendies in that sense, in the truest sense -- not "women who will," but dreamers and storytellers. As we have flown, run, or stumbled after our dreams through these past four years, let us continue to pursue them still.
In 1972 the whale was made into the symbol of the first UN conference regarding the environment in Stockholm. For the first time, the dwindling whale population had become visible on an international stage.
There is still work to be done, here and everywhere. Yet, it is just as important to celebrate our potential to re-think the status quo, and our ability to remember that even in the face of adversity and defeat, things can be different if we decide to take action ourselves.
The truth is, the solutions to our toughest problems will not be found through a narrow specialization, but rather through an interdisciplinary approach, where each field of study can provide a stepping-stone to the eventual solution.
Truth be told, there are some college students who refuse to accept life outside of campus. I have compiled a list of pros and cons with regards to staying on a college campus over the summer based on the opinions of college students from both sides.
I was terrified when I came to Yale. A big part of me thought I wasn't good enough. But a big part of life is ignoring the naysayers especially the one inside you. Most people are stopped from doing great things by no one but themselves.
Looking back on our four years together, I realize that the relationships forged at USC are just as valuable as the lessons learned in its lecture halls. USC introduced me to a community of individuals whose passions are as diverse as their backgrounds.
Michigan pushes you farther than you ever thought possible. It pushes you onto buses, through classrooms, and onto the field. It pushes you to challenge your assumptions, and your insecurities.
While none of us know exactly what tomorrow holds, we do know we are ready. We navigated this far, using three simple tools Tulane gave us: map, compass, and flashlight.