Maybe you’ve stayed up a bit too late indulging in the sweet distraction of the TikTok algorithm and sinking ever-deeper into your couch cushions. Maybe you’ve eaten more gummy worms during quarantine than you’re willing to admit. Perhaps these days a misplaced pair of earbuds provokes a lot more rage than you had once thought possible. Or maybe you felt that twinge of jealousy when you see someone going back to campus while you’re still Zooming in from your childhood bedroom. What makes them so great that they get to hide in their very own (rented) room?
Pride, greed, wrath, sloth, envy, lust, gluttony. We all feel them every once in a while, whether you’re a college student or a celebrity or an elected official. Maybe more often than usual given the state of the world. Now that Buzzsaw is back on campus (somewhat) we’ve seen our fair share of questionable behavior. From our administration turning its back on its faculty and staff to masks tossed in the mud, there’s plenty of bad to go around and a capacity for bad in each of us.
So if we must, for the time being, see our campus community and our personal lives descend into hell, we’re at least gonna do it in style. Maybe some things need to go up in flames before something better takes their place. In which case—