Waiting for Superman

I used to hate the idea of self-reliance. The only connection I could make with the popular ideology was selfishness. We live in a nation that champions inner-strength and independence, and while...

Year 2: Doubts and Uncertainty

“Yeah, I’m going to double major and do Black studies and Chemistry, since I love both and I can’t seem to choose,” a friend tells me. “I’m going to have to take five classes, so I’m going to be...

Static on the Line

A few years ago, my friends and I talked excitedly about heading off to college in August—ready to meet new people and take great classes and be college students. We talked about the schools we’d...
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