Dear 20-year-olds: your younger self is not as far away as you think they are, writes Shay Suresh CM ’24.
“Where are you really from?” Even self-described ‘progressive campuses’ like the 5Cs aren’t exempt from microaggressions, writes Shay Suresh CM ‘24.
There’s nothing wrong with being a fan. But, when adoration turns into idolization, conception of celebrities becomes unhealthy, writes Shay Suresh CMC ’24.
The genre of stories about women facing personal tragedies needs to be inclusive of the experiences of women of color, writes Shay Suresh CM ’24.
We must acknowledge racial and socioeconomic stereotypes perpetuated though predominantly white narratives of popular teen TV shows, writes Shay Suresh CM ‘24.
Mothers are often held to a much higher standard of judgment by their children, and you should learn to recognize that dynamic if it manifests in your family, writes Shay Suresh CM ’24.
If you want to have meaningful and mutually satisfying conversations with people, start by actively listening to what they are saying, writes Shay Suresh CM ’24.
The media and public representation of Taylor Swift reminds us that we must confront our internalized misogyny and be more thoughtful with ourselves and other women, says Shay Suresh CM ‘24.
Amid a stressful return to campus, students should not feel guilty about making time for themselves and understand that academics and self-care do not need to be in conflict, writes Shay Suresh CM ’24.
Addressing impostor syndrome with positive affirmations and reassuring conversations can avoid serious mental health consequences, argues Shay Suresh CM ’24.