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Kids these days

In the late ’60s, Joan Didion ventured to San Francisco in search of “social hemorrhaging.” She had an apocalyptic tone and an eye for disaster. She came to the city that was a mecca for kids that wanted to stay lost. She came to write about the rebels, the runaways and the counterculture. Slumming it…

Uber: The other side to the iPhone diatribe?

“Those goddamn millennials” seems to be every adult’s favorite buzzword (and by adult, I mean a real adult, not us crazy college kids). We’re the excessively PC, reality-TV-obsessed, ill-informed, self-obsessed and, most of all, smartphone–addicted generation. “It’s sort of sad,” remarked one of my teachers during a break in class once, “how we all pull out our…

Breaking up with my phone

My first day back home for spring break, my phone decided to surprise me. For unknown reasons, it would not turn on and remained stuck, flashing the words “Samsung Galaxy Note 4” and not loading the home screen. As an extremely anxious person, I had to solve this problem immediately, knowing that I would be meeting my…