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Zak Slayback

Undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania

The Infinite Career Ladder to Nowhere

In the past, I noted how student debt can limit your options if you want to go work at a startup. When you take out student loans to get a degree, you open up some doors that are closed without…

0 Comments / 185 View / June 12, 2015

What the Media Misses When Reporting Spelling Bees

The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee made headlines today with the announcement of a new champion. Stories like the one on the front page at CNN last night gush over and theorize about how students from certain backgrounds perform better…

0 Comments / 165 View / May 30, 2015

Excellent Sheep: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

[section_title title=First page title] Deresiewicz diagnoses a serious cultural issue, but his prescription and techniques are far from ideal. When I saw William Deresiewicz’s New Republic piece, “Don’t Send Your Kids to the Ivy League,” I jumped at the opportunity…

2 Comments / 787 View / September 16, 2014

Why Airlines Are Not Typically Greedy

The American airline industry is perhaps one of the favorite targets of consumer angst and distrust.  Booking and taking a flight has gone from a pleasurable taste of the power of modernity for the whole family (imagine the black and…

2 Comments / 185 View / June 3, 2014