Southwestern Advantage Taking Advantage of Students

Southwestern Advantage is one of the oldest direct sales businesses which began in 1855. The company recruits college students across the nation to independently sell educational materials such as textbooks and software. Southwestern Advantage has been banned from recruiting at multiple colleges such as Harvard University, the University of Idaho, and the University of Maryland. […]

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Degrees of Cleanliness

I rationalized my desire to control my environment through a harsh self-application to even the most mundane tasks. I sit at my kitchen table, scrolling through Google Calendar, restraining myself from getting to sleep early because I tell myself, “you have more to do.” I sit on my couch, the lights are off, and the glare […]

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When in a Coffee Shop

When in a coffee shop, free smells of rich espresso float around the room. Concentrated eyes are glued to screens or books. Smooth jazz fills the air to mute the sounds of typing fingers and the odd tick of the refrigerated coolers. Soft laughter is exchanged between groups of friends. When in a coffee shop, […]

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