Last year I wrote about how much I loved going to a small (~2000 student) college. And while I still love the intimate environment that is the Small Liberal Arts College Experience, like with any mature relationship, my love has grown more nuanced over time. Like the way a person starts to notice her partner's … Continue reading When a Small School Feels Smaller (and smaller, and smaller…)
One year ago I needed to express myself. One year ago I felt my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, my other online outlets of my visions and thoughts were too restricted. The choices I'd made while curating myself made each of them a site to view me from a specific angle--Rachel the socialite and tentative activist on … Continue reading Year One
As the presence of parents lugging rugs from mini-van trunks to dorm rooms and last semester's acquaintances giving me polite head-nods of recognition announce that yes, sadly, surprisingly, summer is in fact ending, I am (unsurprisingly) looking back on the roughly two months of my summer that I've spent on campus. And I've realized that … Continue reading I agonized over this title like a Buzzfeed writer making clickbait and all I came up with was this
For about as long as I've given it any sort of thought, my baseline philosophical beliefs have strayed toward nihilism. Sure, I've flirted with other theories before--I wrote a whole post about Heidegger--but when all else has failed me, nihilism has been there. The main idea of nihilism as I understand it (read as: potentially … Continue reading What’s the Point?