what the kids are up to these days

Shrug-worthy admissions

The kids are alright.

Carrie Golus, AB’91, AM’93

On the Facebook pages Politically Incorrect Maroon Confessions and UChicago Class Confessions, the anonymous posts can be blunt. And then there’s UChicago Mundane Confessions (like most of the alumni responses to our Short Answer question) where anonymous students can unburden their nearly squeaky-clean souls.

I was accidentally given a 16 oz. soup instead of a 12 oz. at Logan café yesterday. I ate it.

I had a crush on someone once. After I asked him out, we went on a date and discovered that we were incompatible in quite a few ways. We still chat over lunch every now and again though.

Sometimes I claim to do all-nighters when I still got 3–4 hours of sleep.

One time I let a friend borrow a pen. Two days later I thought I recognized him with my pen and asked for it back. When I got home I realized I had the pen he borrowed all along. I didn’t give him his pen back.

I use a housemate’s Brita pitcher from the dorm fridge without asking. I always get a rush of adrenaline when I’m using it/refilling it because I’m scared she’ll come into the kitchen and bust me.

I’m kind of bad at riding my bike. If you’ve ever gotten almost-hit on the quad, it was probably me.

I’m really sorry. I’m trying to get better.

I only wash my laundry when I run out of underwear. Once I bought more underwear.


(Illustration by Tom Tian, AB’10)