Editor's Note: Silence

by Marie-Capucine Pineau-Valencienne and Carolyn Zhou | 10/3/18 2:30am

Our campus, though nestled in the white mountains of New Hampshire, hours away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is a thriving and pulsing center. We may be secluded from the noise of any city, unlike many of our Ivy League counterparts, but we make enough noise of our own. But what happens when there’s no noise at all? 

Even silence can be loud. Sometimes the absence of sound, of chatter and voices and opinions and people, is louder. When it’s silent, when all you have are your own thoughts running through your mind, it can get quite unbearable. So we pop in our headphones, crank up our favorite playlist and try to avoid it.

This week, the Mirror explores how silence affects our day to day lives. Some of us stay silent in class — why is that? Some of us struggle to adjust to the serenity of the New Hampshire woods, being so used to the hubbub of city life. Others face radio silence from ones they wish to connect to — a millennial phenomenon appropriately referred to as “ghosting.” Go ahead, read the issue ­— perhaps out loud.