The Babson Globe Magazine October Issue

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OCTOBER Volume II, Issue I


What a Potential DACA Repeal Means for Babson


An Excerpt From: Abridged Misunderstandings

Letters from the...



Dear Readers,

Dear Readers,

Thank you for choosing to read The Babson Globe! My name is Disha and I will be the new Editor-in-Chief. I am very excited to work with our new team and look forward to a fruitful academic year. This issue includes a number of stories that shed light upon the question of identity and self-image. How we regard ourselves, how we feel about who we are, how we choose to represent ourselves and how we perceive the world around us is a reflection of where we come from. This issue strives to celebrate who we truly are. We would like to thank our new artists, writers, and contributors for allowing us to share their stories. I encourage you all to use our platform to express yourselves to our community. Please feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

We are excited to start off the year with this October issue. The Babson Globe Magazine presents “I am…” as our first theme of the year. With the focus around identity, each of our sections answers “I am…” in its own unique way. We hope that you will be prompted to answer the question yourself. For our first-time readers, the Babson Globe Magazine serves as a platform for members of our community to express themselves through word, art and media, in hopes of bringing together our community and creating a melting pot for different organizations. I would like to thank our team and contributors, and give a warm welcome to our new Editor-in Chief! We hope to see you in our next edition!

Editor-in-Chief Disha Jadhwani ‘20 She/Her/Hers

President Vivian Fond ‘20 She/Her/Hers

The Importance

of pronouns She? Him? What? You might have noticed already that there are pronouns included next to everyone’s name, and you might be confused by it. What’s the big deal about pronouns? Pronouns are just as important as names. The reason we ask for someone’s name is because we want to know who you are and how should we address you. When we assign pronouns to someone without first asking for their pronouns, we’re making assumptions about that person’s identity based on the way someone looks In this way, we can unintentionally cause someone harm. You wouldn’t assume you know someone’s name without asking. Asking about someone’s pronouns, sharing your own, or making your pronouns visible (like in your email signature) are all easy ways to show people that you’re supportive, inclusive, and that you respect gender, pronouns, and gender identity. Academic Sponser Lauryn McNair She/Her/Hers

Team President & Head of Layout and Design: Vivian Fond ‘20 She/Her/Hers Editor-in-Chief: Disha Jadhwani ‘20 She/Her/Hers Academic Sponser: Lauryn McNair She/Her/Hers Treasurer & Head of Communications Amna Tariq ‘19 She/Her/Hers Head Photographer: Joe Nash ‘20 He/Him/His Head Editors: Camilla Benedetti ‘20 She/Her/Hers Zahira Perez ‘20 She/Her/Hers Malvika Sheth ‘20 She/Her/Hers Writers: Oussama Ouadani ‘20 He/Him/His Stephanie Rodriguez ‘20 She/Her/Hers Leo Loyola ‘21 He/Him/His Gesi Çinari ‘20 She/Her/Hers Unukhishig Saikhanbileg ‘20 She/Her/Hers Leslie Phol ‘20 She/Her/Hers Artists: Rockwell Gulassa ‘19 He/Him/His Nicole Nguyen ‘20 She/Her/Hers Unukhishig Saikhanbileg ‘20 She/Her/Hers Photographers: Unukhishig Saikhanbileg ‘20 She/Her/Hers

i am... where i come from

SABR......... Guatemala: The Root of My Existence.........

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What a Potential DACA Repeal Means for Babson......... An Excerpt From: Abridged Misunderstandings......... Alumni Features: LGBTQ+ History Month.........

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Summer Spotlight......... Faith & Fashion: A Simple Struggle.........

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>> Beiteddine Palace, Lebanon Apocryphally: The architect’s hands were said to have been cut off so the palace could not be replicated.

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(P.C.) Oussama Ouadani ‘20 (He/Him/His)

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Oussama taught at educational centers in Lebanon during July and August 2017 as part of Jusoor’s summer volunteer program.

By Oussama Ouadani ‘20 He/Him/His Sabr [Sa-burr], the Arabic word for the virtue of patience and endurance, is never more applicable than in the context of Jusoor’s Beirut school. The small urban center hosts over one hundred playful, curious, naughty, and energetic children, who dart like small fish in and out of classrooms, flood to the doors when break is called, and cascade down the stairs at the day’s end. They all beckon for the teacher’s attention, leave their seats when they please, and tug and poke their peers at coordinated intervals. You cannot yell, because they will yell back, you cannot hit, because this is not the Stone Age, and you cannot leave the classroom, because they will take advantage of the space in ways you never even thought possible. What you need is patience. You need patience to absorb the constant challenges the children pose, and then enough left over to endure the humidity and power outages characteristic of the center. You need patience with yourself, and patience with your fellow volunteers. There are some kids who know how to write their names in Arabic and in English, while others are only able to do so in one language. Some write their names in English from right to left, and their names in Arabic from left to right. Often students will tell me they are of a certain age one day, but when asked again a few days later, they forget and give me a new age. They know the English alphabet as a single entity, as a slurred song rather than individual, free-standing letters. There are those that sit calmly with their hands folded, those who always want your high-fives, those who anxiously roam the class, those who climb on desks, those who don’t meet your gaze, and those who will meet your gaze and then swallow you up in their profound eyes, eyes which have seen all too much. i am where i come from

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While running to catch the bus after school, one student stopped, placed his hands on hips, and adamantly refused to move unless I photographed him. (P.C.) Oussama Ouadani ‘20 (He/Him/His)

I haven’t even hit twenty years old and the majority of my kids are keenly aware of this fact. They exploit my soft underbelly, knowing the most I will do is raise my voice in Durja, a tongue more foreign to them then English. But the kids are ready to be loved, and yet more importantly, love. They want to love their lives. The boy who always left his seat and marched impatiently down the aisles was not doing so with malice. He itched, desire to move, to taste a freedom they so craved. The girl who only looked at me sideways and never listened to instructions was scared or uncomfortable, perhaps even abused, not disobedient or rebellious. My children were, and still are (only two months onward), at a delicate stage in their lives. The faintest of influences can significantly impact their personalities or affect their future development. I directly witnessed an example of this influence; I wear a bracelet on my right hand. Omar saw it, wanted it. I told him I could not give it to him. The next day, he proudly came to me and stuck his hand in my face, displaying to me a bracelet identical to mine. The children looked up to us, and I learned to treat our important role in their lives, as brief as it may be, with thoughtfulness. There were several times where I was brought to the brink of outburst. The yelling, the hitting, the jumping, the throwing, the lack of attention; it quickly amounts and can ex3 International |

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asperate even the most sane of people. But I reminded myself constantly to give my students the benefit of the doubt because it proved time and time again to be the most effective way in dealing with challenges. My experience teaching has tugged at many of my emotions and rudely awakened those I never knew I had. I simultaneously felt raw frustration, unadulterated joy, and self-triviality. Several days I left the center feeling terrible about myself, allowing my perceived inadequacy as a teacher, or even as a role model, to inwardly gnaw at me. I believed my teaching activities to be useless and felt my presence was more hindersome than anything else. But this was in the early stages of the program, when I had approached teaching with sightless confidence. That all changed very quickly after I was deeply humbled. Teaching is not easy. Children are not easy. Being a friend to the students as well as a figure of authority is not easy. Finding the patience within ourselves to remain composed is not easy. Yet patience is not a mistake. It is not a gift, nor is it genetics. It is derived from empathy. To empathize is to be patient; if one is only able to begin imagining the burden these children carry, it will make lucid the patience required from us. Sabr. It’s necessary. (P.C.) Oussama Ouadani ‘20 (He/Him/His)

Read more at: refugee-education-program/summer-volunteer-program/

Zamzam's colorful personality transcended any medium. (P.C.) Oussama Ouadani ‘20 (He/Him/His) i am where i come from

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Samar (evening conversations): “When I first stepped into the class, Samar’s electric presence reverberated throughout the room; I was struck by her love for my camera.” -(P.C.) Oussama Ouadani ‘20 (He/Him/His)

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d n e y u u up in t e o s, f o heir pr seen all too much.�

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>> Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez (P.C.) Stephanie Rodriguez ‘20 (She/Her/Hers)


The light breeze is here, traveling from east to west. The shadow in the valley filled with trees is approaching. By Stephanie Rodriguez ‘20 Shades of green ranging from dark to light are prominent She/Her/Hers as the journey is about to end. Upon entering the land of eternal spring, Guatemala, you cannot help but stare in awe at the blasts of color down the side of the road ranging from roses to bougainvillea to orchids. Along with the color, dark shades of black and grey are hard to miss. Buildings no taller than twenty stories and two story houses all around the flora penetrate the human eye. The noticeable blend between green and gray follows you everywhere you go, stretching from one end of the city to the other. Is there such thing as the perfect blend between development and nature? 7 International | i am where i come from


>> Lago Atitlan, Solola (P.C.) Stephanie Rodriguez ‘20 (She/Her/Hers)

As you step out of the car, the vireos chirp their sweet lullaby while squirrels and chipmunks frolic around like children in a playground. Nature is part of the city and its people. Diversity is celebrated within the country and found within its rich population of people, flora and fauna. For its small population of 16.2 million people, Guatemala contains 23 different ethnicities with a violent and complex past, instigated by foreign invasion. Pushing the locals outside of the city, Europeans took over trying to “develop” the country by bringing technology, pollution and money along the way. Succeeding, they created the Guatemala you can see and visit today: the land of eternal spring containing the perfect blend between green, radiant colors and the ob-

scure buildings set up by mankind. Today, I carry this with me all the way to a small town in Massachusetts. A few months ago, I brought a piece of my home and its complex history with me to Babson College. I never imagined that my roots and heritage were such a big part of me when I decided to study abroad in a different country where everything I experience is new. Now more than ever, I carry Guatemala close to my heart. It represents who I am, where I come from, and the place I wish to go back to once my journey at Babson is over. Guatemala. Forever in my heart. The country of eternal spring. The perfect blend between development and nature lies in the core of Central America; in the core of my heart. i am where i come from | International 8


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>> New York City, New York (P.C.) Joe Nash (He/Him/His)

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Professor Bruyneel represented Babson at the DACA demonstration and was one of the professors arrested. / Photo: CBS Boston.

Babson Professor Arrested at DACA Protest in Cambridge What a Potential DACA Repeal Means for Babson By Leo Loyola ‘21 (He/Him/His) and Yun Liang It was a typical Thursday afternoon in Cambridge. Harvard students and professors were hustling in and out of classes while local residents were busy with the course of daily life. At 4:00 PM, 31 professors from Harvard, MIT, Boston College, and Babson College were arrested for blocking traffic along Massachusetts Ave. at a peaceful protest against President Trump’s decision to repeal DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Babson professor Kevin Bruyneel, who teaches in the Department of History & Society, was among those arrested. The protesters carried out a planned act of nonviolent civil disobedience to denounce the possible end to an amnesty program that protects 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. These professors took to the streets to demand that DACA be reinstated.

What is DACA?

What is Happening to DACA Now?

DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, is an executive order carried out by the Obama Administration that grants temporary legal status to approximately 800,000 young undocumented immigrants. The program is catered to children living in the U.S. illegally who were at least 15 years old when they moved into the country and no more than 31 years old as of June 15, 2012, the date when DACA was passed via executive order. Applicants were required to have clean criminal records, proof of education from elementary, junior high, high school, or an equivalent program designed to obtain the General Education Diploma, or to be a veteran of the Armed Forces or Coast Guard. Recipients are granted permission to travel, work, study, and have licenses. DACA was ordered by Obama through executive action as a temporary solution to the DREAM act which was proposed in 2001. This act would have granted permanent legal status to young immigrants who were brought to America illegally; it came close to passing in 2010.

DACA is being “paused” until March while Congress decides whether to pass the DREAM act or altogether eliminate any alternatives for immigrants. More specifically, no new DACA applications will be allowed after September 5th and current DACA recipients have until October 5th to renew their applications for another 2 years. Renewals are only considered for people whose applications expire between now and March 5th. The government will also allow 2 year permits to expire. However, come March, DACA recipients could face deportation. According to CNN, immigration officials are stating that they do not intend on targeting young immigrants for deportation. Without the temporary legal residence provided by DACA, recipients would be considered subject to removal from the U.S. and ineligible to work legally. Mr. Trump stated that DACA “denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by illegal aliens” even though there is no evidence to back that claim up! In fact, according to a survey conducted by Tom Wong of the University of California, over 93% of DACA recipients above the age of 25 are employed, compared to 78% of all Americans between the ages of 25 and 54.

Republished with the permission of the Babson Free Press

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What a Potential DACA Repeal Means for Babson continued Feature Interview: Leslie Parra ‘19 (She/Her/Hers) Republished with the permission of the Babson Free Press

How did you find out about the DACA protest rally? Leslie: “By taking Professor Bruyneel’s course, Radical Politics Today. In class, he mentioned his plans to protest in Cambridge with other professors from Harvard, MIT, BU, and other institutions. He welcomed student to join.”

How did you feel when you got there? Leslie: “It was my first rally. I was comfortable because I saw other Babson students but also because I was supporting an issue bigger than Babson. I didn’t know too much about DACA, but I knew that repealing it was morally wrong. I was fighting for the DACA recipients who didn’t know about the event or were afraid to protest.”

What happened to Professor Bruyneel? Leslie: “He was peacefully arrested. 31 professors ended up demonstrating (more than the 15 that were originally planned). He brought 40 dollars in cash to pay for his bail. He was arrested at 5:30 PM and released at 9:00 PM. He had a court day the following week and the charges against him were dropped. No 6 month probation.” 11 Culture |

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How did the protest play out? Leslie: “15 professors linked arms to block traffic and held signs that said, “Education Not Deportation: No Ban on Stolen Land.” The organizers of the protest contacted Cambridge Police Department beforehand to notify them of the demonstration. This ensured that things would not get violent. It was a peaceful demonstration with orderly arrests. Prof. Bruyneel intentionally wore a Babson t-shirt to represent Babson College in the media and show the college’s support for all students, whether or not they are undocumented. It also helped that Harvard, a prestigious institution, was the primary organizer behind the demonstration.”

How can a Bason Student get involved with social justice issues? Leslie: “The ONE organization is a great way to get involved with these kind of issues. We pride ourselves on tackling social issues, sponsoring the Babson Community Forum on DACA along with the Latin American Student Organization (LASO).

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“Hello, my name is _______ and I am writing to ask the [Governor, Senator, Representative, etc.] to come out publicly to defend the DACA program. This program has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands immigrant youth across the country and it must be protected. I expect my [Governor, Senator, Representative, etc.] to support the immigrant community and protect DACA." i am who i am

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By Gesi Çinari ‘20 She/Her/Hers Gesi is an Albanian native, Brooklyn-raised creative. Her passions lie in drawing, writing, and advocating for change. Yet, she is currently attending business school to develop skills in entrepreneurship and marketing. In her free time, you'll find her reading, writing, drawing, taking pictures, going on adventures with amazing company, or trying to bring art'repreneurship into the business world.

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America: The Pity Party I Was Never Invited To // Child-run [5] We are children of parents that never let us go to the party because they weren't invited. We are children of parents that never understood that their sacrifice was not always our paradise. For those of us that fled war-ridden countries in exchange for American dreams, leaving an external war overseas, only to enter an internal war across the Atlantic. In the land of the free, we felt trapped; In the land of opportunity, our chances were stunted by our citizenship status and the accents that unknowingly rolled off our tongues at attempts of communication. Watched the American dream like TV like reality as it dwindled from excellence to a mere means of survival right before our eyes. To this day, a heavy accent is remnant in our parents' mouths like hot breath. Like America left a bad taste in it from the start, as they lacked the time and motivation to learn the language's in's and out's. Like how they came in and America wanted us out. For the alphabet never quite reads as it seems, a mere letter could be uttered in many different ways depending on context, a country so indecisive, it can't even agree on its own vowels and consonants, like a e i o u and sometimes y, but can never quite answer y, like when something is ours, you ask y and suddenly it's yours. We, immigrants, remain none but mere letters: loudly appraised for our usefulness in low wage jobs, economic benefit to what is none of our business, and the diversity we can offer in a yearly census to a country that never made sense of us, but other-y's appear merely as silent letters.

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We are children of parents who taught us to be fluent in body language, without even knowing they spoke it. Children of parents who spoke with raised voices and arms, words always woven heavily in weapons and arms, keeping us at an arm's length. We learned early on, how far in distance a rifle can really reach. Children of fathers who r only going farther, like you replace the consonants, switch the vowels, and they don't even bother. We are children of mothers who are still trying to figure out what it means to be a woman in a place where we have opportunities for education and careers far beyond what we could ever dream, yet culture still reigns supreme. Daughters and mothers whose worth is measured by the man their name is attached to. Hyphenated entities, like America’s favorite means of categorization for anyone of any other nation. My mother land, attached by dash to Ameriman. America: a married man, with liberty and justification to meddle with all. And so, we stand, third culture children. Building relationships with the all cultures around us, without having full membership to any. Torn between cultures, we are forced to create our own. but it leaves us conflicted in the end, begets yet another war we see to flee from. Which side do we pull more from? Which do we push away? Who do we satisfy? Why? Why not? What if satisfaction leaves us to rot? Is this about satisfaction as much as it is about creation? We are children of a nation that refuses to claim us in adoption. And so, we clutch our adaptation, assimilation, and aspirations as we embark upon yet another migration.

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October is LGBTQ+ Name: Aaron Walton ‘83 Pronouns: N/A Current Job/Employment/What you do: Walton Isaacson, Co-Founder Why is LGBTQ+ History Month important to you? While many are cynical about entire months being set aside to focus on a specific group, both LGBTQ+ History/Heritage Month and Black History Month offer me an opportunity to reflect on the hard work that remains to be done in the name of equality. It provides us with an important vehicle that we can use to educate and interact with the public and reach out to people who are still grappling with coming out or accepting people in their life. LGBTQ+ History/ Heritage Month is also a way for me to make sure that I’m seeing people who have meant a great deal to me over the years. My husband Andrew and I have built a strong family of people who support and belong to the LGBTQ+. June is a month that we also remember to celebrate with each other.

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History Month

Name: Katerina Athena Mallios ’13 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Current Job/Employment/What you do: Sales Account Executive at Oracle Corporation/ I currently work with large enterprise companies headquartered in the Northeast region on improving their sales & ordering processes. Why is LGBTQ+ History Month important to you?: Pride Month celebrates the progress that the LGTBQ+Ally community has made in the fight for complete equality in America. As a result of those who have sacrificed, the door has been opened for myself and millions of others to seize fair and equal opportunities that were once nonexistent. To me, pride month goes beyond October & instead acts as a reminder that I should stand up & celebrate who I am every single day. My experience at Babson has taught me that you cannot let the world define you, but instead you must define yourself. I am a female business woman who is a daughter, sister and friend. I am a Babson alumnus, a member of the LGTBQ community, a retired athlete who is independent, loving and kind. And I am proud of who I am! #RollBeav

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What I Do To stick to the youthful look for this project, Baigal had younger models than they usually choose. Additionally, for the outfit, we chose soft, feminine colors for the outfit choices, and a peachy, soft eye makeup, to add to the youthful and soft look.

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(P.C.) Unukhishig Saikhanbileg ‘20 (She/Her/Hers) i am what i wear

SUMMER SPOTLIGHT: By Unukhishig Saikhanbileg ‘20 She/Her/Hers


During summer break, I interned in the marketing and sales department at a Mongolian luxury brand called Baigal. Towards the end of my internship, I was put in charge of a marketing project for their jewelry collection, "Ulzii Young" and was tasked to come up with the concept, outfit, location, models and photographer for the shoot; I had to assemble everything from scratch. After a month of planning, when it came to the day of the photoshoot, I had brought my camera to record some footage for behind-the-scenes and ended up taking some pictures alongside the main photographer. I realized my interest in photography as a result of this experience and knew I had to strive to delve deeper into the realm of photography. Since then, I have reached out to the Babson Fashion Group (BFG) to be a part of the team as their photographer. I am thankful for the opportunity Baigal gave me and I am very excited for what is yet to come. Here are some of the photos I took from the day of the photoshoot.

(P.C.) Unukhishig Saikhanbileg ‘20 (She/Her/Hers) >>Baigal has a brand image of being more classic and formal and it appeals to the middle-age women. Because this project was targeted towards young women, for this location, I chose to position the models in front of a bright green retro car, and had them wear more sporty, colorful, casual shirts to break the brand image and stigma of only wearing Baigal’s jewelry for formal events. The pop of color was deliberately chosen to ensure an appeal to a younger audience.

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“For this photograph, I emphasized the earring because it has intricate details that necessitated a close-up shot to see. I positioned the model to look sideways so the earring could be in focus. I had her look into the light and open her mouth just very slightly, to produce a youthful look.” -(P.C.) Unukhishig Saikhanbileg ‘20 (She/Her/Hers)

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To find out more about the Baigal’s “Ulzii Young” contemporary jewelry project and/or Baigal, check out their social media accounts @baigal_brand on Instagram and on

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Faith & Fashion:

A Simple Struggle

By Malvika Sheth ‘20 She/Her/Hers

I truly believe that even the most content individuals have desires in life.

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I know that I am a relatively simple person; stick to the basics, follow guidelines and rules, abide by the law, balance work and fun. To date, I find that I eat simple foods, speak using simple language, walk at a moderate pace, convey thoughts straightforwardly, and maintain a peaceful demeanor. In a world as complex as ours is today, I am constantly seeking opportunities to make life simpler. For me, this often comes in the form of appreciating nature, meditation, dance, and by default, rejecting unnecessary obligations. I admire the idea of abiding by the laws of nature. It makes my life easier because I become more connected with myself. But knowing myself in this way has allowed me to understand that there is one exception to my rootedness in simplicity—my fierce materialism and yearning for haute couture. Born and raised in Jain faith, an ancient Indian religion that focuses on living as harmless and simple of a life as possible, I had not realized that the guiding principles of simplicity would come in conflict with my materialistic attitudes. One of Jainism’s five great vows, all of which are said to be components of a simplistic lifestyle, is non-possession. I do not know then, if I can qualify as a simple person. As level-headed and honest as my demeanor may be, I feel that cutting off the basic human emotion of wanting good things also feels slightly dehumanizing. In today’s world, it is only natural to let our eyes stop when we see a luxurious item, and woefully imagine how fantastic it would be if we could acquire it. What fun is there in such a dehumanized state of wanting nothing? I agree with the idea that wanting nothing does not make you simple--it just makes you boring and be-

hind. I truly believe that even the most content individuals have desires in life. Many who claim to be entirely non-possessive run the risk of becoming stuck in older times, ceasing to see the world as it really is. Daily life thrives on material items and technologies that are man-made, and if one does not possess certain basic technologies (i.e. televisions, phones, etc.) one is not living in reality, and may not be able to gather world news and affairs. Extending this further to material goods, non-possessors may not understand underlying societal values that drive material trends, and sometimes knowing these values can be just as important as listening to the news to understand where the world is today. To those opposed to materialism, that is what I have to say. All this aside, it is important to remember that the there is a moral duty for mankind to give back what they take from this earth. Though I am making the argument that materialism is not “bad,” I do think there is a practical balance that one must strike in order to identify as the good materialist that I have painted the picture of in this passage. It is unfortunate that the use of the term materialism often causes one to think of non-philanthropic, overly privileged, and insensitive individuals; reasons behind the negative connotation of the world. I, instead, wish to propose that being morally dutiful and socially responsible can also be identifying qualities of an individual who enjoys material possessions. Balance is what we must work towards in life—not detachment. Whereas detachment holds you back, balance keeps you grounded; for it is this balance between materialism and my positive deeds that allows me to identify as relatively simple in nature.

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ART i am...

what I see >> New York City, New York (P.C.) Joe Nash (He/Him/His)

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Rockwell Gulassa ‘19 (He/Him/His) It’s in our Hands (2017) 8 in x 10 in - acrylic

Hands holding a melting earth.

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Nicole Nguyen ‘20 (She/Her/Hers) Serenity (2017) Mixed Media

Contrasting elements can act as complements.

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Unukhishig Saikhanbileg‘20 (She/Her/Hers) Spontaenity (2017) Acrylic

The mood felt right.

Nicole Nguyen ‘20 (She/Her/Hers)

Splash of Colors (2017) Acrylic

Love me a little cactus.

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creative writing

(P.C.) Joe Nash (He/Him/His)

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in bloom It is a lot more beautiful outside from what I last remember It is much clearer, Much warmer. For the first time in a long time, I finally feel like I could be myself again. But while the sunflowers are finally blooming like I should have four seasons ago, I know something is going to go wrong like it always does And if time would just stop for one more second so I don't have to Desperately cling to the brief moment of serenity that left as soon as it came With the warm red and orange being drained from the sky, My heart sinks just as the sun does.

By Leslie Phol ‘20 She/Her/Hers

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