1)”They were all trying to figure out which theoretical trend would be fashionable by the time they would attend postgraduate school, and scheming career plans.”
Is the tenses coordination ok? and the words appropriate?
2) “Most sold out in time and made a career of denouncing what they had worshipped.”
Does “sold out” sound very weird? Is there a better idiom to describe with contempt the way leftists-turned-capitalist-champions betrayed the ideals of their youth?
And, am I intruding here?