CHANG | The Walk

A Cornellian can map the stage of their college education by the walk they take. Is it the freshman scramble across the Thurston Avenue bridge to make it from North Campus to Central Campus before attending a massive lecture? Is it the harried sophomore climb from West? Is it the pajama-wearing senior who slothfully meanders from Collegetown northwards, still struggling with last night’s hangover. Or is it the other kind of senior who’s always running late and already two coffees in before the sun is even overhead?

CHANG | Burn It, Baby

Last week, I took a look at my step counter for the first time in a while. It was a tragedy. Every year of college has significantly decreased the number of steps I take in a day, on average. Although I’m a statistics major and I know correlation isn’t causation, I’m pretty sure I can tell you that I’m less healthy. This is my (and your) annual reminder to get some exercise and take care of our physical health.

CHANG | Where Have the Good Times Gone?

I remember my senior year of high school fondly — perhaps a little too fondly. I took weekend trips to Kansas City and Chicago with my group of friends (any city is a big deal when you grow up next to corn in the Midwest). We hung out every day after school for hours and stayed up way too late after prom. I almost failed my government class but laughed it off, became friends with my teacher and got lucky enough to retake an exam (sorry Stuelpe!), graduate and end up in Ithaca in the fall nearly four years ago. Where has that senior energy gone?

CHANG | White Evangelical Christianity and the Atlanta Shootings

Like many of you, I have been reeling from the shootings in Atlanta last week. Eight women, of which six were Asian American, were killed. Many different conversations have been broached — with friends, white or otherwise, family and online — wondering how senseless violence “like this” could have happened (the answer I wanted to give was to read a book). One of the things we know about the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, is his religious background: he was a churchgoer who belonged to the Southern Baptist congregation. This might be surprising for those who view Christianity as a religion that espouses peace and togetherness above all else.