Reflections of a college senior

When I first came to Brown, I remember telling myself how my destiny would not be determined based on where I got educated; that my values of making an impact would only be amplified by Brown, not determined by them. And as I prepare to commence my last year, I can’t...

Things All College Students Do

I’ve seen a lot of articles about “Things X Kind of People Do” or an iteration that defines people based on certain characteristics. Like this video my friends shared on Facebook that shows the differences between successful and unsuccessful people. Or this article...

Why You Should Fail

“We learn most from our failures.” “Failure is an opportunity for learning and growth.” “It’s not a matter of how many times we fall but how we get ourselves back up.” Ah, failure—it’s a universal word every college-bound student is all too familiar with, but I would...

Going Outside the Lines

I remember when I was in elementary school I had this tendency to not follow instructions. My teachers viewed it as a act of rebellion and early signs of delinquency; I thought it was harmless, as I was merely synthesizing the main objective of my endeavor and...

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Something I realized about my upbringing before I left for college was the silence—the silence specifically about college. Discussion regarding my preparation for life post-high-school was nonexistent, but I noticed that the topic of “change” was never brought up in...