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Zachary Bell | Notes from Montreal

According to the Associated Press, 53.6 percent of Americans under 26 with a bachelors degree — 1.5 million — are jobless or underemployed. That could fill a lot of streets. So why are they empty?

July 4, 2012

Zachary Bell | Preoccupied in protest

That weekend, I tried to pair my observations of the mass actions with personal conversations — on both sides. I spoke to police and protesters, removing the blue helmets and black masks, asking whether the police are part of the 99 percent or part of a police state in which violence is the closest one can get to “dialogue.”

May 30, 2012

Zachary Bell | Will Occupy Spring create another world or another left?

I began May Day eager to see a space that embodied the movement’s values. However, after 12 hours of activism, this other world that Occupy was trying to create seemed messy and racked by many of the contradictions that haunted the New Left in the 1960s.

May 3, 2012

Zachary Bell | Grateful to graduate

Ironically, the knowledge I have gained from my liberal arts education is exactly what has made the reward for its completion confounding.

April 24, 2012

Zachary Bell | Transform the Night

In general, sexual activity relies on a guy’s initiative and a girls’ acceptance. The pursuer invests time, energy, maybe even money and often wants something in return.

April 9, 2012

Zachary Bell | Facing the fear of missing out

FOMO, or the fear of missing out, refers to the social anxiety students may feel from missing an event, falling behind or tumbling into social bankruptcy.

March 27, 2012

Zachary Bell | Why I’m walking out

Walking out is not tantamount to signing an “I agree” petition — it’s deciding to engage in a discourse.

February 27, 2012

Zachary Bell | Step up, step back

Sexism has not bled-out. It’s alive and pulses through our conversations and our body language.

February 13, 2012

Zachary Bell | Digging into the crisis of OCR

Just a few months ago, I was complicit in On-Campus Recruiting. As suits traipse into interview rooms this week, I think it’s time to examine this tradition of competition through its history and recent critiques.

January 31, 2012

Zachary Bell | Let's make some friends

As a freshman, I chose the guaranteed community and the institutionalized comfort of a social calendar. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but I’m saying that I didn’t try to imagine something different.

January 17, 2012

Zachary Bell | Morgan ‘Central Planner’ Stanley

After studying abroad and learning about alternative economies, I realized that American capitalism may be mimicking some of communism's biggest mistakes.

May 26, 2011

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