Articles by: Alan Luo '18

Smarter Phones, Dumber People

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I hate smartphones. Nothing corrupts so widespread and so thoroughly. They are herders of the world’s greatest herd of sheep. In times of ennui, soulless children and adults alike become little more than mindless animals, obediently chomping at food for unthought, force-fed to them through the bottomless gate to oblivion thatRead More

We Have Become Our Worst Selves Post-Election

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Wednesday, September 9. The day the dining hall became the battleground of the School. On that day, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, and our own campus could not have been more visibly lurid and torn. Somehow even students with allegiance to the same candidate found groundRead More

An Instant Taste of Home

An Instant Taste of Home

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I’m an international student. When I meet people on campus, one of the first questions they ask me is, “Where are you from?” This question is more troubling to me than a chemistry exam. I was born in New Jersey. I lived there for three years, before I moved toRead More

The Beauty of Math

The Beauty of Math

April 8, 2016 at 6:00 am 2 comments

The well-cultured of this world would never dare say anything like “I hate music” or “I hate art.” Sit a woman at a dinner table, and if she can hold a conversation on contemporary literature, taxes, and politics, then she must indeed be a responsible adult. For her to resentRead More