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