Ifeoluwa T. Obayan
Ifeoluwa T. Obayan '19 jointly studies Biomedical Engineering and Social Anthropology and lives in Leverett House. She is one of the current Comp Directors of the Editorial Board, and writes for the News board as well as Editorial. Ifeoluwa hails from Arlington, Texas. Her interests include educational opportunity for underrepresented minorities especially in STEM, global and national health disparities, Christianity, race/nationality/ethnicity, gender, and Africa, especially Nigeria.
it wasn’t until I truly encountered God halfway through college and began to develop a personal relationship with Him that the message of Easter — unsolicited grace extended to me, a sinner — started to sink in deeper.
Why are we almost compelled to be extra? The serious truth is that many of us take the path of most resistance just to say that we did.
Is Harvard worthy of us? This bastion of education and excellence that was built for the privileged, many of who rose to power by oppressing others?
When failure is seen as an affront to one’s identity, it is an indication that we have confused who we are with what we do.
Knowing there is a lack of representation, at times, colors the consciousness of the few privileged underrepresented minorities that end up on a path toward a bright future.
Given that women and men in this day and age both take their education and careers seriously, women deserve the same respect and patience afforded to men.
How often do we get through each day with the thought of the next school break to keep us going rather than considering our limited time at Harvard?
Pair this viewpoint with romanticized pictures, books, and movies, and I wanted nothing more than to be in places like London or Paris, not in Michigan or Texas.
For the sake of our emotional and mental health, we are allowed to take a break from the news, social media, or conversations with friends—and just be. We’re allowed to forget about the politics of it all, and regard ourselves as individuals outside of a world where skin color seems to automatically mean a death sentence.
Granted, college is all about trying new things and exploring interests you never knew you had, but not every interest is worth the opportunity cost that comes with exploring it.
Enjoying live music, free food, and plenty of sunshine, students and Cantabrigians gathered in the Science Center Plaza Saturday afternoon for the Environmental Action Committee’s annual Earth Day Festival.
What I call myself is the most palpable part of the core of my identity, and it anchors me in the struggle of being both Nigerian and American.
Members of Divest Harvard have shown support and offered protest models for Fossil Free MIT, a student activist group that recently completed a 116-day sit-in to urge the MIT administration to end its investment in the fossil fuel industry.