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“There’s a strong sense of wonder which we tend to associate with youth,” he tells me. “But honestly, I’d say that in my case it’s just gotten better with time.”
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“They’re writing about you?” one friend asks incredulously as she pulls up a chair. “Yeah, about how much of a burden I am on my friends,” Michael J. Landry ’15-’16 answers sarcastically.
“We don’t have a fundamental agreement across the populace about why we have schools.”
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