I woke up sweaty, my mind bleary. My skin felt taut, caged by an exoskeleton of salt spray. Sand stuck to my face.
The Police Athletic League operated a Play Street next to 3333 Broadway this summer, funded by $19,000 worth of drugs and weapons seized at the apartment complex in March.
Embrace the chaos of the last few nights of the year as you fill boxes.
Regardless of the season, students should take the time to hang out with each other.
We should be more honest about why we study abroad.
Returning to school can feel like a drag. But don't forget how lucky you are to be here.
I thought about it, and prayed about it for a while, and I felt overwhelmingly that I was supposed to stay in New York this summer. So, without first securing a place to stay, I shot off an email to my employer announcing that I had decided to accept the position despite the fact that I had no idea how I planned to support myself.
Even if you do have such a job or travel plans, you will still have plenty of opportunities to do things that would normally conflict with schoolwork. That being said, I’ve come up with some ways to have fun and expand your horizons at the same time this summer.
In all of these plans, I get the same sense of an underlying, unspoken significance of this time of year (especially as students at a school like Columbia). For one thing, summer is a time specifically for us.
At the beginning of the internship, a senior White House official told interns that the summer would be what we made of it, whether we were serious about our office work and got to know people or not. And he was right.
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