Daily Archives : December 14, 2014

Do Whites Have a Say in Ferguson?

I’ve never given much thought to having a black roommate. Not until a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri didn’t indict Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.  Not until my half white and British, half black and Ugandan roommate…

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7 Ways to Enjoy Finals

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, I know you’re looking at your planner with dread, wondering how you’ll ever finish three papers, study for five finals, and attend every single event with free food on campus. But finals…

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Yale-NUS as a Model Asian Liberal Arts College

A liberal arts education and Asia have often been two worlds apart. Pre-professional degrees in engineering and medicine guaranteed to provide stable jobs straight out of graduation seemed far more beneficial than studies in the humanities which were both expensive…

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7 Debunked Myths About College

I can’t believe I’m finished with my first quarter of college!   To celebrate, and hopefully provide some small comfort to anxious high school seniors, I’ve compiled a list of myths that high school teachers and other adults told me, and…

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Do We Aspire To Democracy, Or Is Democracy Something We Can Achieve?

For thousands of years, philosophers and scholars have tried to give us a definition of democracy. Some argue that it can only exist on paper; it is a perfect philosophy that cannot be implemented, like communist ideals. Some, however, feel…

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In Pursuit of Numbers: What Do Our GPA’s Even Mean?

“Hi, I’m Alec Silverstein, 4.0; nice to meet you.”Using a GPA as an introduction seems ridiculous, but is it really so far-fetched on today’s grade-obsessed college campuses? As many colleges approach finals season, many students face a wave of stress,…

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