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Introspection

Harvard and Me Introspection
Introspection

Harvard and Me Introspection

The line between Harvard and me becomes ever more murky, and harder to trace. I want to know where it is, where Harvard stops and where I begin.

Tess Journalism Introspection
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Tess Journalism Introspection

Journalism hooked me not with the first headline that was by me, but with the one that was about me.

Chase Introspection
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Chase Introspection

I started a job at a local independent bookstore. Work didn’t fix my loneliness, though I’d secretly hoped it would.

Mission Introspection
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Mission Introspection

Sometimes it just felt like there wasn’t much to say. Sometimes it felt like the right words to say weren’t there.

Codeswitching Introspection
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Codeswitching Introspection

Codeswitching Introspection
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On Multicultural London English and the Power of Code Switching

Code switching in the past had helped me to better connect with people from any and every background; why should this new environment be any different?

Salt Lake Temple
Endpaper

Leaving the Church, Keeping Its Ties

I have no idea why I chose to go back to Utah. When my parents called me a few weeks earlier and asked if I wanted a ticket, I said yes on autopilot. Later, I felt dishonest. I was embarrassed to be flying home for a religion I was supposed to have completely disavowed.

Salt Lake Temple
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Salt Lake Temple

Sad Girl Design
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A Pathetic Aesthetic

The aestheticization — dare I say fetishization — of female pain reaffirms the conditions that made girls sad in the first place. Simply put, the Sad Girl reeks of complacency.

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Ryan Introspection 3

Ryan stands with Kenneth B. Morris Jr. before a Belfast mural of his great-great-great-grandfather, Frederick Douglass.

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Ryan Introspection 4

The famous Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland.

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Ryan Introspection 1

Ryan with his parents and younger brother, Alan, at a cousin’s wedding reception earlier this spring.

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Ryan Introspection 2

Ryan pictured with his family in 2007 by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

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Endpaper

Skating Beyond Legacy Lines

You can only circle an area so many times before the joy dulls into monotony.

Mediocrity graphic
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Learning to Fail

Is it vulnerable or honest about the reality of being at this school? Or is it playing to an aesthetic standard of what a Harvard student is supposed to be: personality, friendships, and academic success, all in one? These performances feed into a perception, however misguided, of students at Harvard and other elite universities as universally capable and flawless super-students, without even the possibility of failure.

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