Welcome Class of 2019! Which Way Do You Want to Burn?

In the first semester of my sophomore year at SJU, I came face to face with a certain quote that both excites and terrifies me to the core.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

On the surface this is an inspiring bit of writing. Anyone can appreciate the way the words jump at you,

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