Let us also strive to be grateful for this opportunity we have be given, while keeping in mind that Harvard does not define us as human beings. It may be an important part of who we are, but Harvard does not dictate or determine who we will become
I’m no longer willing to be embarrassed by what entertains me. At the end of the day, guilty pleasures are just pleasures that have been shamed and stigmatized among the intellectual community, and even among society at large.
As young people, we tend to be overly idealistic about our impact on the world, particularly when it comes to issues of social justice. We tell ourselves that problems will be fixed if people speak up, but we occasionally fail to consider what happens when our words or actions are insufficient.
I’ve been wanting to write this article for a long time. I will open with the disclaimer that I try my best to avoid the cliché argument about “hook-up culture” (in fact, this will be the only time I use the term), but if I fall subject to certain platitudes, I apologize in advance. I also can’t promise that I will add anything new to the discussion of modern-day dating. Nevertheless, I believe it is one to be had, and re-had, especially among college students.
But Olivia Pope tackles high-profile government scandals, whereas I’ve just been sitting in a cubicle all day making edits to a website. Living and interning in D.C., however, is not without a few small-scale scandals of its own. Here are some of the ones I’ve encountered over the past two weeks.
By continuing on this same trajectory, then, Pope Benedict XVI’s succession and the upcoming election offer little in terms of historical merit, especially considering the general tendency of modern-day Catholics to disregard papal doctrine.