The Nine of Wands, the Three of Wands, and the Two of Swords stare up at me from their place upon my comforter. I am offended. When I began shuffling, I asked about the energy of this column, not for my tarot deck to come for my ass. I could practically see it shrug its shoulders as it hit two birds with one stone in its answer. If you study tarot, know that the first thing you learn is that the cards cut through the crap, whether you like it or not. They’re your friend who can be overly harsh sometimes, but only out of love and worry for your well-being. They’re your Virgo friend....
By Max F. Neuman, Blythe Edwards, Nathan Santos, Liberty Martin, Milagro Chavez-Cisneros, Sam Wilcox, Lana Awadallah, Daphnie Ordoñez, Sabina Jones, Kalena Chiu, Jacob Kaplan, Emma Gometz, Venice Ohleyer, Sabina Maurer, and Yasna Vismale
DISCOURSE & DEBATE
I think it’s safe to say that when you attend a school like Columbia, everyone expects you to be extraordinary. Your family, your friends, your high school, even your Columbia peers and professors. I look around and I find myself surrounded by so many outstanding people: students who have done more in the span of their four-year high school career than others have done in 15; professors who are pushing the boundaries of science, challenging the interpretation of identity, and dissecting the meaning of age-old and contemporary pieces of literature alike....
I returned to school in September desperately clinging to the slippery kite tails of a summer romance. It was puppy love. Long distance wasn’t ideal, but by the end of summer, I figured that with the right person, anything was possible. And let’s get real—I was so infatuated that I threw all logic to the wind. When I stepped onto the jet bridge to board my flight from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, I was sure that I’d return home to him in December happier, stronger, and more devoted than ever....