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You guys, I’m getting old. A few days ago I visited my high school and suddenly all those kids have just magically turned into seniors. So I’m now going to do what all old people do — give you advice on how to lead your life because apparently spending a year as a freshman at college makes me wise.
Greek life can be all about parties, paying for your friends and scandal. Greek life can be synonymous with the most worrisome evils of college. And Greek life can be your parents’ worst nightmare.
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I walked into the Student Involvement Fair just as overwhelmed and lost as every other freshman going through the sensory overload of the first week of college. I wound my way through row after row of clubs, putting my name and email down for a few, until I saw a group of students occupying the path, thrusting newspapers at all passersby and corralling students towards the sign-up laptops. I took a paper, got into a prolonged conversation with one of the editors, typed my information into the computer. The rest is history.
I’d like to thank my loyal fans for sticking with me through Fresh Eyes and Sophomoronic. I couldn’t think of any puns associated with the word “junior” so that is 40 percent of the reason that I’m not continuing my column.
The FFC tries to supply vegan and vegetarian options each day. Daily rice and beans are offered, which guarantees that vegans won’t starve but does little to provide a balanced and nutritionally varied diet. There are other vegan options occasionally offered, but the variety and quality of the vegan meals are hit-or-miss. While the dining service has been responsive to requests for better vegan options, dining at Hopkins is still far behind its potential to be inclusive and offer a variety of options.
Historiography is all about studying the study of history. This makes it twice as much fun and promiscuous. Okay I’m going to stop romanticizing historiography now. Studying this is actually difficult and I’m pretty crappy at it, but it’s a very important thing to know when you look at any sort writing that involves history.
Americans have been enjoying Coca-Cola for 130 years, but the recipe has definitely changed over the years. A Confederate colonel named John Pemberton created the first recipe for Coke in 1885 when he needed to find a cure for his morphine addiction. It was first sold in Atlanta, Ga. in 1886 as a patent medicine, because Pembroke claimed that it cured morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headaches and impotence.
Yes, it always seems like I only trip when I’m in a really good mood and that whenever I’ve been having a good day, I run into the turnstiles outside the AMRs. While my natural clumsiness has acclimatized me to this fact of life, there are certain aspects of Hopkins that have really helped transform these experiences from a mere nuisance into a truly spectacular display of stupidity. I don’t quite know what it is about happiness that seems to attract bad luck, but I’ve come to associate one with the other. If I’ve gotten a good grade on a test, I know I’m about to walk into a glass door. If I’m listening to some really good music, I know that I’m about to stab myself on a pen while reaching into my backpack.
Heartburn. Acid reflux. Chances are you’ve experienced one or both of these in your life. I have experienced both frequently since quite an early age. I should note that these conditions do not always induce vomiting (in fact this is the first time I have ever thrown up from heartburn). Regardless, I know that it is not normal for children and teens to experience these types of digestive issues so frequently. (As I have alluded to previously, I am not ‘normal’ and this is one of the many reasons why I now eat the way I do.)
But looming over our heads are the dastardly final exams, final papers and final projects. Spring might be full of fun weekends, but that just makes the weeks in between that much harder. Personally I much prefer the innocence of the fall.
But is this real?
That would require me to let go of a few things, namely Netflix and my extracurricular activities. Maybe one day I’ll be able to curb my addiction to binge watching television, but I’ll never be able to step away from The News-Letter or the Barnstormers, the two places on campus where I’ve started to carve out my home.
People would be healthier. There are many controversial and contradictory health reports condemning processed meats (particularly red meat). Recent reports have claimed that red meat is a carcinogen, though these claims have neither been adopted by the 2015 United States Dietary Guidelines nor are accepted as fact yet. A more universal agreement is that Americans generally eat too much meat. A vegan diet tends to focus on vegetable dishes, whole grains and healthy protein options which lead to a balanced and healthy palate. Additionally, many popular junk food items such as burgers, hot dogs and wings contain meat, which vegan diets avoid. In fact, because of the dietary restrictions imposed by veganism, many vegans eat out less, which leads to healthier habits overall. Another benefit: Making the decision to go vegan requires research into a healthier diet, which raises personal awareness about healthy food choices.
I’m a freshman, so I don’t really know what to expect out of Spring Fair. I’ve heard a lot of hype about the food and events and am pretty excited for it. I just hope it doesn’t end up anything like what happened at Khodynka Meadow in May 1896.
In case you do not remember (although we know that you made at least 50 of them back in your elementary school days), paper fortune tellers are quite simple and easy to assemble. All you need is one piece of paper, a pair of scissors and a pen, a marker or pencil.
Though my parents and pop culture tried to warn me against the dangers of college life — sex, drugs and drinking milkshakes in the yard — no one had anticipated the area of moral ambiguity I am currently stuck in. Ever since I started living the high life of mice-infested dorms and learned the secret to rationing FFC meal swipes, I have become a bit of a thief (sorry Mom).
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But that’s not really what it means. This transformation, if you will — this teasing — is not by its very nature “fun.”
But sometimes it goes a little too far. While I think it’s important to study (we are in college after all), I don’t buy the idea that studying has to come at the expense of everything else. Yes, you should write your essays and do your problem sets. Yes, you should aim to get good grades.