We arrive on campus as first-years with high expectations that our four years at Columbia will shape us in such foundational ways that our lives after graduation will reflect the values and knowledge we develop here. Whether or not our experiences are enabling or hindering in efforts to improve the world, does our possession of such an opportunity impel us to at least undertake such actions?
Responsibility is among those assets which we take away from our time at Columbia. To whom that responsibility is directed—and the specific actions through which it is manifested—are for us to reason through as we have been so well-trained to do.
Grace Bickers and Yasmin Gagne
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