OPEN LETTERS – June 2019
“An Open Letter to Anyone Currently Struggling to Be Productive and Find Motivation in Their Day-to-day Life“
by Lena Mardini (’21)
I only have one thing to say to you.
Where do you think your problems are going?
Are you some kind of omnipotent power that I was unaware of?
I thought not. You cannot simply command your issues away, they are not going anywhere.
Look, I know how you feel.
“An Open Letter to People Who Leave Dried Toothpaste in the Sink“
by Matthew Egg (’21)
Dear People Who Leave Dried Toothpaste in the Sink,
I’ve had enough. Your antics have driven me to the breaking point, and it’s time to speak out. I will no longer attempt to scrape off the colorless solids that you leave cemented to the sink day after day, and I will no longer put up with your inconsideration of my time and personal hygiene. It’s time for you to become an adult and clean up after yourself as all the rest of the world does.
“An Open Letter to People Who Think That the Words Nerd and Geek are Insults“
by Bobby Fasciano (’21)
Dear those who decide to cruely yell “Nerd!” and “Geek!” at people in the hallways, the lunch room, or anywhere else they see fit,
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a geek as “an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity”, but also as “a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked” (“Geek.”). Being a nerd and a geek, which Merriam-Webster marks as synonyms, I am appalled that a respectable establishment like this dictionary can be mean to us (“Nerd.”). I would love to think that this is only a problem with this definition; that everyone else uses the words nerd and geek as endearing terms. However, I know better, and I know when you’re called a geek and a nerd in the halls, it’s not meant to be a compliment.
But why not?
“An Open Letter to Snapchatters Who Leave Me on Read“
by Joey Coppola (’21)
Dear Snapchat Users,
There are so many polarizing issues the modern earth faces such as, overpopulation, world hunger, and global warming. These problems listed do not even begin to scratch the surface of all the issues our world faces. However, all these topics are insurmountable to the dilemma snapchatters face by being left on read. A pain so unbearable, even the strongest of wills may not be able to survive its toxicity. So, for all the snapchatters who feel compelled to disrespect me with such a offensive gesture, this letter is for you.
“An Open Letter to the Strangers Online Who Feel the Need to Debate Me on Topics That Have Almost Nothing to Do with Anything I’m Talking About“
by Summer Johnson (’21)
An open letter to the strangers online who feel the need to debate me on topics that have almost nothing to do with anything I’m talking about.
Congratulations on changing my mind! Your barrage of fowl language, unneeded perspective and fanatic opinions really just changed my mind on the political climate of this great nation. I feel the need to thank you for showing me the wrong in my ways and the light at the end of this cold, dark tunnel of my ignorance. You are the sole reason I believe the things I believe today, or at least I think that is what you want me to say.
“An Open Letter to Those of You Who Try to Be Basketball Stars and Practice Taking Shots on a Garbage Can without the Courtesy to Pick Up after Your Misses“
by Rithesh Manikandan (’21)
Come on, guys! I love taking shots at trash cans too, but please don’t leave the mess there if you miss.
I know, I’ve been there. You probably are trying to impress someone by showing off your mad skills, and I don’t blame you. I’ve done that so many times, because honestly, who wants to walk up to the can and drop it in. But, please if you miss, admit you missed and pick it up. People will not ridicule you, and the environment will thank you.
“An Open Letter to Those Who Document Their Entire Lives on Social Media“
by Melanie Lloyd (’21)
There is no feeling more irritating than opening up my phone to see what my friends are up to, only to have to tap through fifteen minutes of snapchat stories showing the various Starbucks drinks, music sing-alongs, and dog filter selfies of my technology-obsessed peers.
And it never ends. Constant uploads, constant updates, constant posts about your new Converse that everybody has to see! (But nobody really needs to see.) I honestly don’t know how you do it, it seems exhausting to keep a persistent chronicle of your life every minute of every day, yet you do.
You are dedicated, I’ll give you that.