How well you take care of yourself: A new metric for ‘success’

How well you take care of yourself: A new metric for ‘success’

Ditch the idea that reaching our professional goals is the only thing worth pursuing
Emma Power, Opinion columnist April 20, 2023

I’m driving back from a weekend trip with a close friend, and as per usual with a long drive, we have deep conversations. This time, the topic was the disillusionment that comes with burnout. “I...

Lost friends: complacency is dangerous

Lost friends: complacency is dangerous

In an individualistic culture focused on success, we take friendship for granted
Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist March 31, 2022

Many see friendships as a comfort blanket: a shoulder to cry on, a reliable soul to confide in. Yet, the atomized nature of our lives causes us to inevitably fall victim to selfishness and crave discomfort....

Photo credit: Gracen Hoyle

The harm in upholding pre-pandemic measures of success

Dana Nichols November 4, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleIn almost every single class I’ve had over the past three weeks, each of my professors has addressed how overwhelmed and drained we are — students and faculty alike....

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Resist the urge to do everything

Natalia Salas August 22, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutI’ve recently become increasingly aware of how obsessed we are with productivity. We often brag about how busy we are and how little sleep we get. In fact, 40 percent...

illustration by Andrea Nebhut

Uncommon Learning Experience: A visit to Bexar Juvenile Detention Center

Meredith Goshell October 11, 2017

Approximately 47 students from the First Year Experience: A Successful Life visited Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center on Thursday, Oct. 5. The first-years' trip to the center is one of the Common...

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