Articles by Alex Konyk
Mar. 17, 2017
Don’t get overinvolved
Drexel University is so much like the city around it. It’s hectic, rushed and full of endless opportunities to get involved. Coming to college, you will be encouraged by so many people to join a variety of different clubs to become a part of something bigger. You absolutely should.
Mar. 3, 2017
Drawbacks of co-op process
Let’s face it, co-op is the reason we are all here.
Jan. 27, 2017
The best high you can possibly get in college
Public speaking might just be the greatest thing in the entire world.
Nov. 18, 2016
Transforming politics into reality television
With the fallout from this year’s election sprawled out on magazine after magazine, it is useful to look past what has happened and into the why. There are so many possibilities and reasons that the election went as it did, so it can be helpful to focus on one aspect at a time.
Nov. 11, 2016
Pressure during the housing search
College students, at our lowest moments, are uniquely exploitable. Every day there is another confusing lecture, another exam, another lab report that pushes us to our breaking points and beyond. If we have already put ourselves to the absolute limit of our endurance, it only takes the slightest of nudges to push us over the edge. A nudge that the housing organizations of Philadelphia are quite adept at giving.
Nov. 4, 2016
Grading the American democratic system
“Vote, vote, vote” announces every politician, news channel and history professor.
Oct. 28, 2016
Pointless pet peeves
Pet peeves are something that so many people make a big deal about even though they are, by definition, very small issues. Most are not something that someone should think twice about, but for a select few, I can jump on the bandwagon of mass hate. Most of the time, I try not to tell people that they are wrong for believing a certain thing, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but some people seem determined to be annoyed by the smallest things.
Oct. 7, 2016
Laundry day struggles
Moving into my new apartment in University Crossings was a blessing. I felt about as excited as Harry Potter moving from his bed in the stairwell to his new room — except for the fact that Harry undoubtedly had a bigger place to start with than Millennium. The bedroom in University Crossings is massive and the living room is so big that we have absolutely no idea what to do with the extra space. The full kitchen is a nice touch, too. It has refrigerator so large no college student would ever hope to be able to stock it fully. I felt good for my first week there.
Sep. 23, 2016
Get involved and stay involved
“Get involved” is probably the most common advice given to those who are college-bound. Unfortunately, like the advice “go to class,” this guidance is generally ignored and then forgotten. People intend to branch out and really find themselves, but by the end of week three, old habits rear their ugly head. They generally regress and go back to the familiar, using difficult classes and increased workload to excuse their apathetic attitudes. My recommendation to you then, to avoid this rut that has become your life, is simply “stay involved.”
Sep. 11, 2016
New school, new language?
Most, if not all, of the classes incoming freshmen take are mandatory, assigned without any student input based on your majors. While this sucks for a few terms, once all of the general education credits are out of the way, you’ll have a ton of freedom. What do you plan to do?