Long time opinion contributor Bailey McOwen shares her take that excessive zeal in an election year is just as detrimental as apathy and urges you not to get too comfortable with the career politicians in power.
Have you been in need of a little break from the monotony of social distancing, Bailey McOwen has found some reprieve in the popular Enneagram and Myers-Briggs online personality tests. Some people claim that these tests are pseudo-science, and McOwen’s ran the experiments to make sure.
“You may be thinking to yourselves, ‘surely we aren’t as vulnerable as cavemen,’ and technically you would be right, but there are still several habits we have that align perfectly with our extinct brethren.” Contributor Bailey McOwen isn’t happy with her peers’ reckless behavior, but has made the most of her time at home. Read her thoughts on staying home this semester and having to adjust to a new normal.
“…being Irish isn’t just a property of your being or your ancestry—it’s a huge chunk of your personality! I see it all the time now that I live here: The Irish restaurants, neighborhoods, and flags are hard to miss.”
“To me, Valentine’s Day simply homogenizes a relationship. It’s celebrated in a generic way that makes it seem like more of a show for everyone else rather than to convey affection to a loved one.”
“[CBD] could…be an alternative for people who use marijuana for similar reasons who are looking for less disruptive ways to do so.”
“But the truth is, we all deserve to be here because we’re all trying our best, and that’s all you can ask of yourself at the end of the day.”
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“Instagram’s mission statement is “to capture and share the world’s moments.” And yet, all it’s done in the past few years is pressurize people’s private lives.”
“The joy of meeting the iconic players, the excitement of winning a game, and the community that clings to the Buffalo Sabres closed the small gap that years of watching the games on TV with my dad couldn’t. “
“I’ve never been one of those people who carry around a planner. It’s not instinctual to me in the slightest, and by the end of the day, I’ve realized that I hadn’t written a single thing down.”