• Yidi Wu

    Making enough money to eat

    And other things on my to-do list

    October 6, 2016
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    I’ve spent the past nine weeks thinking about what I’ll do when I graduate. I began thinking about it on the third of August, when I received a job offer from Unnamed Large Telecommunications Company. I asked when they wanted my response, and they said they wanted it immediately. I said no, and then they […]

    why I do debate

    (not for my self-esteem)

    February 4, 2016
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    I do college debate, and it’s a large part of my life. Since I do it competitively, it takes up a fair amount of mental real estate. I think about other activities in relation to debate, or about other ideas by forming analogies to debate. I think about other topics the way I think about […]

    nuisance ordinances

    peace at a price

    February 4, 2016
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    Dr. Gretchen Arnold is currently an assistant professor of sociology at Saint Louis University. She has been performing research on issues of violence against women for over 25 years and has been working with the domestic violence movement in St. Louis since the late 1980s. Yidi Wu: Can you explain what nuisance ordinances are for […]

    tony soprano

    he’s a business, man

    September 24, 2015
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    I love a good antihero. Let me explain what I don’t mean. I don’t mean that I like characters proportionally to how much they transgress (except for Claire Underwood), and I don’t especially like watching characters start out basically good and collapse into moral treachery. Walter White, for example, provides solid entertainment but doesn’t strike […]

    mirror, mirror

    stop looking at me!

    September 24, 2015
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    I have, on innumerable occasions, had friends tell me they did not think they were beautiful, or not beautiful enough. They wanted to eat less and exercise more. They were jealous of others’ appearances, and the life afforded by a lovely face. They thought that their relationships would be better if their partners found them […]