The only way to lead

My first year of college, I was walking down my school’s main plaza during the student involvement fair looking for clubs that interested me. As booth after booth of complete strangers flew by, I noticed a group that stood out from the sea of red and white. These were people wearing canary-yellow shirts and bright…

The French Invasion of Russia in my car

When I was younger, my mom would play classical music from a CD as I drifted off to sleep. Since the prevailing social theory was that classical music made children smarter, she found a CD with the best cover ever: and would have the dulcet tones of Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky lull me to sleep….

The reality of control

Before moving to Raleigh for college, I had never driven on a traffic circle. Then, shortly after I started, traffic circles became all the rage for US civil engineers. Circles appeared everywhere. At my school At home And generally all over the US. Now, I can go off on all of the benefits and drawbacks…