Ahead and Embrace Your Ennui
best four years of your life" rhetoric is a fundraising ploy to
induce a nostalgia that will pry open the coffers of alumni. So
forget it. Positive thinking is healthy, but over romanticizing,
even mythologizing, the college experience, isn't.
The notion of college as the culmination of
our young lives is, while it pretends to be otherwise, a very depressing
thought. Would we really want our existence to peak at age twenty-one?
And the Survey
Says . . . We're Hot
its neverending quest to assist forlorn high school students in
choosing the "perfect" college, The Princeton Review has once again
enlisted the help of current college students across the country.
During the past week, Bowdoin students were offered the opportunity
to complete a Princeton Review survey, which features questions
such as: "How do students get along with the administration?" or
the more personally invasive "How many people use cocaine at your