At the very least, though, we should acknowledge that the continued practice Bicker and Greek life is a conscious choice we, as a student body, make. There’s nothing from stopping us from imagining, and eventually creating, a social scene without these exclusionary traditions — nothing except our own unwillingness to confront our collective complicity in an inequitable system.
Existential crises know no boundaries. So many of us are in pain, I can sense it. So many of us are struggling. So many of us need a hug, a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to, or just someone to hear them.
The ongoing detention of innumerable migrant children, women, and men has been perhaps the most concrete manifestation of the president’s ruthless disregard of basic human empathy, due process, and the rule of law.
In a more inclusive, democratically compassionate world, Israel Shabbat would not be an inherently polarizing event. Congresswoman Omar would not be defamed as an anti-Semite. And Palestinian rights would be valued as much as Israeli rights.