Back during my second run at college I wrote for the Daily Texan. Here’s a piece worth revisiting:

Free Tibet, stop Darfur, save Congo!
The Daily Texan
April 11, 2007

While dodging flyers for the cause d’jour, I chuckle a bit at the student lobbyists who ask me if I’d like to “help free Tibet today,” “stop the genocide in Darfur” or “bring peace to the Congo” while walking through the West Mall. Sure, let me get right on that in between classes.

I wonder if pre-med students are similarly amused when presented with the opportunity to “end AIDS” or “win the war on cancer?” Without cancer, what reason would we have to wear those cool yellow wristbands?