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, »
SYDNEY: Just hold the door, y’all
It has been exactly a month since I moved in. I’m not pining for my family. I don’t miss my dog. (Does that make me a terrible person?) And I don’t feel like my suite is someone else’s room. I just really want someone to hold the door. Honestly, I never considered myself a true »