Category Archive: Diversity

This Is How You Lose Me

I liked the intimate setting of the class at first. The silence before the professor walked in. The cramped room. It always smelled like citrus cleaning products. Some hair gel mixed in there,… Continue reading

Value is Subjective and Other Fallacies in Economics

“Before I hand back your exams, let’s review the overall performance of the class. Listed here are the median and mean scores. You can also see the grades of five highest scores on… Continue reading

Distancing Strategies, Exclusive Clusters and Other Ironies of My American Peers

Being able to study abroad is a huge privilege. I am very lucky to have been given that privilege twice. I was accepted to Gettysburg College two and a half years ago, and… Continue reading

More than Birds and Bees

It’s that time of the year –Valentine’s Day just passed, love is in the air, and the Vagina Monologues and Our Voices are this weekend. Let’s talk about sex! Conversations about sex start… Continue reading

Speaking Out

Why do I hold back? Why do I feel a knot in my throat when I want to speak? When I finally speak, my voice disperses across the room into silence. My words… Continue reading

Caravan I Do Care

A pair of legs that breathe in Strong feet that has cross endless borders Hands that have cultivated millions of trees For you to take away the fruit Traveling on the path of… Continue reading

Crumbling the “Oreo” Cookie

They will treat you as if you have come from an outer space planet. They will be amazed by how much you are different from others. People will make jokes about how much… Continue reading

Attention Seeker

“Why are you such an attention seeker? What pain? Where’s the sorrow? You’re just an attention seeker!” I just sat there, in the bathroom on the ground alone. Cold, so cold, I’m so… Continue reading

More than a Hot Neighborhood

Maybe you don’t have to care about what goes on outside of your little bubble, whether that’s Gettysburg or your hometown. After all, ignorance is bliss. But while you find comfort in your… Continue reading

The Rush to Fit In

“I like how I look in the mirror,” I shout to my roommate for a third time this morning. I’ve been staring at myself for a good twenty minutes today. “Are you sure… Continue reading