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Relay for Life

Jessica E.

Major: Human Rights
From the Lions Mouth: 
“The Core classes have been my most enjoyable, challenging, and engaging classes at Columbia. What I have enjoyed most about Lit Hum and CC is that they are year-long classes where you get to see how your peers change their opinions and perspectives after discussing the material and seeing how people respond differently to it. The environment that these classes create is one where you feel most comfortable to disagree and challenge one another, and where there is space to learn about other peoples’ backgrounds. ”
My Columbia Day: 
  • 9:10 a.m.

    Learn about the societal impacts of the “War on Drugs” in my Drugs and Behavior course.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Grab a quick sandwich at Brad’s Café in the Journalism School before heading off to my ballet class.

  • 4:00 p.m.

    Work on the RightsView blog, which is a forum for conversations in the human rights field. I serve as an assistant editor and have become well acquainted with a new communication tool and better equipped to deal with sensitive and controversial issues.

  • 6:10 p.m.

    Discuss Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer  in my Literary Texts and Critical Methods course. 

  • 8:00 p.m.

    Meet with the Columbia Students for Human Rights. As the Head of Communications, I’ve become connected to other human rights-interested students on campus, which has allowed me to explore my interest in the topic. Casual conversations have led to internship ideas and events in the city that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about.