The 1950s is usually remembered for its strict societal mores: the white picket fence, dad working and mom makes supper. But in Manhattan, especially in the area surrounding Columbia University, the beginnings of a new, defiant generation were emerging. The Beat Generation was made up of free-wheeling intellectuals that would gather at dimly lit bars, […]

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This past January, I made the decision to attend formal recruitment in hopes of joining a sorority. I didn’t know much about Greek life, other than the stereotypical representations in movies and TV shows (think “Legally Blonde” or “The House Bunny”). Despite my apprehension, I enthusiastically threw myself into the process with hopes of finding […]

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As a kid born in 1996, I grew up holding hands with technology. It was everywhere I turned — games at the dentist office, portable TVs in my family’s car, a thermometer that beeped when I had a fever. I am now 19 years old and can adamantly declare that I have fallen into the […]

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Lately, I have found myself becoming rather nostalgic about the past. This is not because I am not enjoying my present, but it is because I can feel time slipping away. I remember being an eager freshman ready to face the challenges that Warren Towers had to offer, and now here I am, a sophomore […]

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