Our Generation Our Choice: The Latest Student Movement Perfectly Exemplifies Millennial Entitlement

Yesterday evening, I walked into my school president’s office with just under two dozen other students to hear his take on the Universities Divestment standing.

I also figured out why the millennials get such a bad rep with their “entitlements”…

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Debunking Socialism

Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely feeling the Bern; yet a part of me remains reluctant to endorse any politician after a lifetime of the lesser of two evils. Senator Sanders is pushing all the right buttons and I still believe he’s genuine about the issues we face: excessive student loan debt, a tremendously unequal distribution of wealth and privilege, the urgent need for a transition from dirty energy, and of course jobs. But look no further than Obama’s Hope and Change to see that a charismatic and inspirational campaign has duped Americans before. With that in mind, maybe it’s time to “turn up the heat” on this whole socialism fad. Continue reading

Writer’s Block in a “Dystopia”

The paralyzing reality of the state of the world mixed with a touch of seasonal-affective disorder and impending student loan debt had me feeling bitter and stagnant, if not expressionless. To have writer’s block means to be uncomfortable with your own thoughts, and I was in deep. Whether out of fear of failure or some misplaced worry in karmic consequence, I wrote next to nothing. If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it at all- at least that’s what I had always been told. But what am I to say when I look around and I don’t see anything nice at all? Continue reading

Scott Walker Doesn’t Deserve Our Anger

 “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace”-Jimi Hendrix

Much to the dismay of thousands of concerned citizens, students, and teachers- Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s governor, has announced roughly $300 million dollars in budget cuts, primarily in education. Clearly, this sort of decision deserves intense scrutiny, of which it has gotten its fair share. What it does not need, however, is a further polarization of our politics and more importantly our mindsets.

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