I meet the Ultimate Gentleman at his 1-story, 1-room “evening shack” in Minsk. The room contains one large, circular couch, a black marble fireplace, and a dominating painting of an older man wearing military garb. … Read more
The first time I watched the guys do it I didn’t see what the kick was… I guess I just didn’t get it. … Read more
Wohhhhhh, slow down there big boy!
You really just going to breeze into your office, looking like that?
Haha. Well okay then. Don’t mind me. … Read more
When we arrive at elite, “liberal” institutions like Williams, we are told to question everything we know–our community’s beliefs, histories, and social structures. The politically conservative, non-critical thinking religion-upholder comes out a skeptic, a humanist, a scientist, an agnostic/atheist, and supposedly a “liberal.” … Read more
One question that has been on many Williams students’ minds in the past few weeks is the grueling and ever-present system of white supremacy on the Williams College campus. A few students have expressed to me confusion over this claim, and I would like to use this article to attempt to explain the way the college’s administration perpetuates this system of white supremacy. Williams College security has gone out of its way to suppress and distort reports of white supremacists at Williams, but even through corrupt institutions such as Williams College Security and The Record, elements of the truth can shine through.
In Quaker tradition decisions are made by coming to consensus. While I don’t advocate that we all sit on Paresky lawn in as many concentric circles ad you need to accommodate 2000 people and talk endlessly until we agree, I think that we can take cues from the way the end goal of consensus forces Quakers to have discussions. … Read more
The Wikipedia entry “First they came …” begins as follows:
“First they came […] is a famous statement and provocative poem attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. There is some disagreement over the exact wording of the quotation and when it was created; the content of the quotation may have been presented differently by Niemöller on different occasions.” … Read more
Like every else who has ever lived, I have difficulty focusing and controlling my behavior. These conditions make schoolwork challenging.
When I learned about a medication that would alleviate my symptoms of humanity, I became intrigued. Borrowing a few pills from a friend with a prescription, I discovered that Adderall does help you finish your schoolwork. I had to get my own prescription. … Read more
Well, well, well, you’re a regular old city slicker, ain’t you? Got that nice pinstriped suit, shoes polished just right, hair parted to the side – I bet you’re the Sunday-at-the-museum, salad-for-dinner type o’ fella, huh? You probably spend all day in some glass skyscraper negotiatin’ over stocks and contracts and mumbo jumbo, then all night in those fancy bars and cocktail parties, swapping stories with the well-heeled, drinking those six figure liquors out of diamond crusted glasses.
Well let me ask you this: you ever felt the brush of warm summer grass between your toes? … Read more