SYDNEY: Why the Rush?
As a child, I excelled at wanting what I couldn’t have. Painted nails and pierced ears had to wait until 12. Ponies were out of the question for a number of reasons, among them my anaphylactic response to their presence. A bay window (I had an obsession with reading nooks) never came to pass. Most »
SYDNEY: Our ungreen greens
Yale should not assume that local and sustainable resources have been maximally utilized and that our sustainability capacity has topped off at 37 percent.
SYDNEY: BDD blues
I don’t think I truly knew that Yale was, as the college counseling jargon refers to it, “the right fit” until a few months into my first semester.
SYDNEY: Grade expectations
It’s unfortunate that it takes a truly bad grade to convince us to look closely and critically at an assignment.
SYDNEY: Only time will tell
At the beginning of my freshman year of high school, I sat down at a sticky cafeteria table to write a letter to my senior-year self in a half-hour of mandatory self-reflection. When I read the letter four years later, the most shocking thing was not how much I had grown and changed and matured, »