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What I learned

| Monday, February 24, 2020

I ran for student body president in this election alongside my close friend, Jack Rotolo. Unfortunately, we didn’t gain enough votes to move into the runoff election, so our time as candidates was brief. However, I can say that even that short period was still one of the biggest read more

Why vote?

| Monday, February 24, 2020

Ah, the administration — that thing everyone loves to hate. It’s no secret. Go into Duncan or LaFun, start namedropping “Father Jenkins” or “Erin Hoffmann Harding” and you’re bound to hear some pretty impassioned rants. So when it came time to vote in the student body election over the read more

Thank you, sun?

| Monday, February 24, 2020

The last few weeks have bestowed upon us some of the strangest winter weather I’ve seen in a long time. A hearty northerner, I’m used to snow piles everywhere, deep and drifting, until at least March, and sometimes (often) April. We instead seem to be fluctuating between 40 degree read more

For the kids

| Friday, February 21, 2020

Growing up in Northern California, natural disasters always just seemed like an unavoidable fact of life. Some of my earliest memories of going to school include monthly earthquake and fire drills that ensured we were ready and prepared no matter what inevitable tragedy we were faced with. As we read more

Against Disney World

| Friday, February 21, 2020

I have never been to Disney World. No, I have never been on Splash Mountain. I have never seen the parade. I have never high-fived Mickey Mouse. My only exposure to that giant castle thing is in the opening sequence of movies. When I share this information with people, read more

Dear Grandpa

| Friday, February 21, 2020

Dear Grandpa, Somehow, some way, you managed to live through 19 years of my life. You got to watch me grow up. You got to watch me graduate from high school. You got to watch me become a Domer. Never in a million years did I think that all read more

The student body president does not matter

| Thursday, February 20, 2020

I love democracy. I have voted in the state and federal elections every year since I turned 18, dutifully mailing an absentee ballot back to Onondaga County from my home under the Dome. I encourage (some may say harass) fellow students to vote, regardless of political ideology, going so read more