NYTimes Essay Contest Entries

Last summer the New York Times held a “What’s the Matter With College” essay contest in response to an essay by historian Rick Perlstein about the decline of campus activism in the past decades. I don’t know how we missed this, but three Wes students’ essays were posted on the website:

Vanessa Kurzweil ’07: Commonplace? Or a Common Space?

Toni Latimer ’09
: Decline of the Teenage Wasteland

Katie Boyce-Jacino ’10
: We the Students

Congrats on being conscious of the challenges facing today’s apathetic youth! Clearly these three are not among them.

[EDIT] The Argus wrote about this in October, they win.

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