A New Kind of Classroom

It’s your first day taking Introduction to Genetics and Evolution at Duke University with the renowned professor, Dr.  Mohamed Noor. You haven’t taken biology since high school, so you think the content might be a little too advanced, but you’ll…

0 Comments / 133 View / July 8, 2015

Bigotry through Subversion: How the Law Hides Prejudiced Intentions

Everyone who has taken a history class has heard the words, “History repeats itself.” These words came to mind while I was planning for my academic advisory interview, to be admitted into Teacher Education. In trying to connect history to…

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The Dwindling of Rural Hospitals Nationwide

There has been an ongoing topic of concern in our country. Welcome to rural America, where hospitals are—and have been—struggling to survive. For example, earlier this year on March 31st, Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, Kentucky closed its doors after…

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Replicating the American Dream Overseas

As an intern at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) this summer, a big issue that our office works on is nationwide immigration services and reform. While immigration has taken a backseat in the President’s…

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The Franchisaurus: Immune to Extinction

Twenty-two years after the warnings against over-commercialization from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi film Jurassic Park, Hollywood is coming back at it again this summer with Jurassic World, the latest addition to the blockbuster franchise. After only one week of its…

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Why I’m Transferring

I would assume that when most people commit to a college, they believe it’s “the One.” They visited the campus, took a tour, figured out what they wanted to (double, triple, quadruple) major in. They applied, they waited for months…

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: Why Youth Matters Today More Than Ever

The Bozar in Brussels, Belgium on the afternoon of the 27th of May was filled with over 2000 young people from all over the world, with the air heated up, waiting for him to arrive. With him, I’m not referring to…

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When Hacking Meets Sports

At present, the fact that the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball are being investigated for hacking into an internal database of the Houston Astros is coursing its way through mainstream media, starting with the front page of the…

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Gun Laws: High Time We Think About It.

When Dylann Roof, the suspect of the Charleston church shooting in South Carolina, confessed of killing the nine people in order to start a race war, it became evident that there is something wrong with this world. According to the…

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Five of the Most Important Tweets in the recent #CallMeCaitlyn Discussion

Since Caitlyn Jenner – formerly Bruce Jenner of Olympic and reality-TV fame – premiered her new identity with a Vanity Fair Cover on June 1st, the article’s titular hastag, #CallMeCaitlyn, has been trending on Twitter, with the story infiltrating nearly…

6 Comments / 136 View / June 14, 2015