Category : Education

Walsh’s Plagiarism Has An Astounding Message

CARLISLE, Pennsylvania – The pitter-patter of a stern man’s fingers hammering the keyboard echoes across a room lit only by the faint glow of the computer monitors around him. Stopping to take a break, the man ruffles his greying crew…

0 Comments / 126 View / August 4, 2014

The Irony of Being a Liberal: How Freedom of Speech is Threatened at College

The countdown has officially started. There is less than a month until thousands upon thousands of students flock to their new home for the next four years. People from all walks of life with varying beliefs, ideologies, cultures, and intellectual…

9 Comments / 558 View / August 2, 2014

When in Doubt, (Don’t) Pick C

America is not the best country in the world. We are 7th in literacy, 27th in mathematics, and 22nd in science. We know that we’re imperfect: we all saw that one clip from The Newsroom. However, I think we have…

1 Comment / 929 View / July 31, 2014

Indebted To My Online Education

Having completed my IBDP examinations over 2 months ago today, I find myself increasingly reflective on the transpired events that have permitted my dream to come into fruition – inexplicably matriculating into the university of my dreams. One such experience…

1 Comment / 130 View / July 29, 2014

The Shadowy Truth About College

Thousands of freshly graduated high school seniors are nearing the end of the last summer where they can reasonably claim to be kids. For many of us it is the last time that we can indiscriminately and perhaps even a…

2 Comments / 553 View / July 18, 2014

Adolescent Purgatory: The Summer Between High School and College

During the three months between the end of high school and the start of college, there lies a vacuum devoid of responsibility, direction, or structure. For the first time there are no standardized tests to prepare for, no internships to…

0 Comments / 8749 View / July 13, 2014

From the Ivory Tower to You: Research in the Age of Mass Media

When I was 16, I was tasked with creating a “grand plan” for my future, as an assignment for one of the Psychology classes I was taking. Considering all the time that I had spent reading about language acquisition and…

1 Comment / 196 View / July 13, 2014

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: How Grades and Learning Interact

There’s been a lot of debate recently about education, including the value of grades and test scores, especially with the introduction of new programs such as the Common Core in states across the country. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind HONY…

0 Comments / 174 View / July 12, 2014

Coarse Requirements

When I was in middle school, I considered becoming a marine biologist. Then high school hit, sophomore Biology hit even harder, and I recalibrated. I slogged my way through that Bio course the same way I had with Earth Science,…

0 Comments / 103 View / July 6, 2014

The Battle Against Student Loan Debt: Obama and Tumblr’s Karp Talk

– “Thank you, Mr. President, for inviting Tumblr to your house.” – “Well… it’s a rental house.” Thus began President Obama’s first ever Tumblr Q&A session on Tuesday afternoon. Moderated by Tumblr founder David Karp, the discussion was broadcast live…

0 Comments / 108 View / June 12, 2014