Water: The Nectar of the Gods

By Siddhartha Singh 2020-07-20

Do you ever feel like you're getting sick, and then you have a glass of water and you're like, 'oh, that's why people drink that.” -Dina Hashem, circa 2019

While our merry, blue planet has turned dystopian, somewhere in a typical urban Indian household, a parent is scolding their kid for not drinking enough water. Is ‘hydration’ the new ‘broccoli’? I, for one, have come to firmly believe in the sapience of keeping one’s body (and mind!) well drenched.

The Ladies and Gentlemen at Harvard Health state that hydration is crucial in maintaining body temperature, electrolyte balance, metabolism, as well as exorcising waste, pathogens, and evil spirits. All citizens - old, young, and new - are sensitive to dehydration and must irrigate themselves throughout the day and night (ever wake up with a parched throat?; my point exactly). 

I know what you are thinking. Why the heck is Athena talking about staying hydrated? Well, my dearies, we are embarking upon a two-front war: COVID-19 and the application season. As you don your Katniss Everdeen personas, remember to keep in tiptop shape for the oncoming challenge. In your journeys to quench your thirst for knowledge, don’t forget to quench your thirst for water first. Athena wants you to succeed with flying colors; but to do so, you must avoid fainting on the grand stage. 

Parting Tips: As you sweat on your projects, tests, and Common App essays, drink approximately six glasses of water. 

For the ambitious among you (only the ambitious, not the slackers): add a dash of lemon or a spoon🥄🥄 of apple cider vinegar to your water to regulate blood pH (and you thought chemistry had no practical value). 

Armed with your wand and water bottle, you’re well on your way to subduing Voldemort! (Insert Snoop Dog emoji)