My First-Year at Brown University

Since my last grades have been posted, I want to reminisce over the eye-opening, turbulent, exhilarating, and chaotic first year I had at Brown University. My time in Providence taught me more about the road I have to take to achieve independence, a road full of bumps and pot holes, and my time at Brown Online taught me about the importance of community no matter the distance.

OP-ED: Does Eliminating Standardized Testing Help First-Generation and Low-Income Students?

Recently, the entire University of California announced that it would be going test-optional. It has been a long held belief that standardized testing puts low-income students and students from underserved communities at a disadvantage in the college admissions process. Yet, how can we begin to level a playing field that has been irrevocably damaged from the start?

What is Social Capital and How Do You Leverage It To Help You?

When you have built apt social capital you get the feeling that people"have your back" throughout your experiences. Networking does not come with a guarantee of getting something in return, but it can be helpful in ways that you may not expect even if it doesn't end up in a new job or connection.