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What are they feeding us? // Aidan Fromm

When coming into freshman year of college, I had the illusion that I would be done with mindless writing assignments that had absolutely no real-world application extending beyond the stylistic devices employed by some author of some poem that I had to read for AP English class.  So, when I found myself in a critical thinking and writing class at the beginning of the year I went into it moaning and groaning, preparing myself for two more quarters of mind numbing syntax and diction analyzing monotony.

The first day of class started with Professor Leither marching into the room at exactly the 5:40 start time and putting up our class’ introduction page.  The title of the course was first to flash onto the screen- “FOOD PORN”.  Well, this might get interesting after all, I thought.  Next, Leither launched into a brief description of the course and how we would be discussing and writing about “food, self, and culture” over the course of this class.  This is the moment that I stared in disbelief at the professor.  Continue reading What are they feeding us? // Aidan Fromm

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Sustaining a Facade

By: Aidan Fromm, Rohan Nair, Daniel Deglane, Robert Arnold, Michael Blach

 

With only a few days left to decide on a college after senior year, Santa Clara reached out to me. I was barraged by emails asking, “Daniel, have you heard about our most recent steps towards sustainability?” “Washing machines using thirty percent less water.” “Recycled water makes up forty percent of campus-wide water use.”  “SCU Dining Services buys from local farmers.” “Designated recycle and compost bins.”  Sure, a lot of schools claim they are sustainable, but after a simple Google search, I was astounded to find that Santa Clara is actually ranked the 11th most sustainable school in the nation according Best Colleges. Santa Clara’s commitment to sustainability finally drew me in. Wanting to be at an institution that claimed to value the environment not only out of necessity, but also of a fundamental belief in social justice, I chose Santa Clara University. Continue reading Sustaining a Facade