Hi Olin! I made it to San Francisco! It’s been a crazy ride, full of beautiful details and wonderful people. I thought I’d say a few things I think are important. First years, ask someone who the heck I am and if you should listen (they’ll prob. say no?). Anyways, Do less. The more things you say “no” to now, the more you say “yes” to awesome things later that you couldn’t have planned – and you won’t stress burn out senior year. Treat idleness like a vitamin, not a disease; we all need time to let our thoughts converge.Make your own major. I can’t stress that enough. You have an opportunity to make your own education – do it. Always consider the impact of your actions, and try to maximize the positive ones. That’s what gets you into politics, social justice, and stuff. And always keep seeking serendipity and adventure.
In late October, I sent a survey to the carpediem mailing list asking if people would be open to having Meatless Mondays at Olin. Part of one of the responses in particular has stuck with me:
“…Fuck being “progressive”. Fuck being “good for the planet”. I went to this school because I thought we were above dumb ass social justice greenpeace peta levels of bullshit. Apparently not.”
– Anonymous, 10/28/13 at 1:02 am
Quite frankly, this scares me.
Green Space is for anyone who wants to contribute to or learn about green initiatives at Olin and the world. Want to submit an article about green initiatives? Please do! Want to learn how you can make a difference in your own life or at Olin? Easy! Want to learn about cool things people are doing at Olin (and elsewhere) to reduce our impact on the environment and improve sustainable technologies?
Dude, we got you covered. So please, read on and listen well, because, you know, this is your world too.
A better place
As a “Little Known Fact” from the last Frankly Speaking pointed out, it is very easy to get caught up in the Olin bubble in an alarming way. There is so much going on here at Olin that one can forget to pay attention to anything else, from current events to struggling with what we want to work for.