Sabina Tyler Jones
By Sabina Jones
A little while ago, I woke up to a text message from a close friend of mine who still lives in Georgia. It was a screenshot of a wedding announcement on Facebook accompanied by 10 question marks. An old mutual friend of ours had gotten married the previous month and was just now announcing it on Facebook with a changed last name and pictures of her wedding. The following week in my friend group was loose chaos. We all were taking various opportunities to ask questions like: How? What? When? To whom? We all, as Southern women, were also dealing with a new twinge of the pressure that our families and society constantly remind us of: the pressure to get married....
By Sabina Jones
The importance of what we call other people can’t be understated. Any given day on campus, I’ll respond to Sabina, Tyler, or Ty, and I have noticed that different people call me different things. My close friends on campus change up the usage of any of the three names to refer to me. However, each name offers a different contextual meaning. The one constant in the situation is my friends’ continual usage of my preferred pronouns....
By Alexa Roman, Harmony Graziano, Tausi Wadutumi, Robert Tang, Melissa Ho, Liberty Martin, Joseph Siegel, Christian Gonzalez, Natalia Queenan, Sabina Jones, Arielle Isack, and Robert Godfried
Alexa Roman is a sophomore in Columbia College studying English. She works with the First-Generation Student Advisory Board to address prominent issues in the low-income community on campus. Additionally, she works with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to improve outreach to underprivileged groups. This column serves as a continuation of Alexa’s prior work detailing the experiences of FGLI students at elite universities. Outside of her work, Alexa can be found worrying her mother about the college experience and romanticizing Koronets despite its subpar quality. She would like to remind you that you are still not middle class. Alexa can be reached via email at email@example.com, but only if it’s something nice. Her column You’re Still Not Middle Class runs alternate Mondays....