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The Journey of Excellence

To me people believe that excellence is what we aim to achieve — something we can reach when we overcome incredible obstacles during our lifetimes. This supposition is false for many reasons. Excellence should not be viewed as the end goal; rather, excellence defines the journey. It is the motivation to succeed and not just…

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World’s Toughest Job

few years ago, Mullen, an advertising agency, posted a “Director of Operations” job listing. This job required availability over 135 hours a week, knowledge in psychology, medicine, personal finance, culinary arts, and transportation, but no salary, no medical benefits, and no appreciation. About two billion people in the world have this job: a mother. Two…

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Reasons to Vegan

Whenever I tell people on campus that I’m vegan, the common responses I get are either, “I thought about going vegan… but cheese!” or “Cool! I was vegetarian for a while but I fell out of it. Maybe I’ll go vegan one day!” I used to think that giving up cheese would be impossible too…

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Campus Composting

I am often one to bring fruit back to my dorm from Paresky Commons. Unfortunately, it is difficult to dispose of. There have been countless times I have finished an apple, pear, or banana and had nowhere to put the core or peel but in the trash can. Andover has done a far better job…

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SOTA: Success In Offering Truthful Answers

For the first time since I had arrived on campus, I could not find a copy of the newspaper anywhere. Every single stand was empty, but I managed to scrounge up an abandoned copy from the Den. In that moment, I finally understood the anticipation revolving around the State of the Academy issue: it was…

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