Op-Ed: How Systems Perpetuate an Epidemic Lack of Initiative

In this op-ed, the author discusses the systems in place that perpetuate a perceived “lack of initiative” on the part of individuals and employees.

My “Summer”: Internships, Jobs, and the Pandemic

In this post, I share my experience over the past few months in trying to navigate internships, jobs and other opportunities in the middle of a pandemic.

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?

OP-ED: Should Student Loan Debt be Forgiven for Healthcare Workers?

he American Medical Association (AMA) has proposed to Congress that something needs to be done and has endorsed The Student Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Workers Act. The bill would affect all employees that are directly interacting with COVID-19 patients including doctors, nurses, aides, residents, interns and technicians.

OP-ED: Do US Schools Overvalue Conformity?

Across the country, students routinely struggle in their first year at post-secondary institutions largely because, in their formative years, they are kept to around the same level of education regardless of skill or intellectual curiosity.

Operation Varsity Blues: College Admissions Scandal

The FBI went public last year with Operation Varsity Blues. This exposed how many affluent families had been using their wealth to buy their children into top schools in the United States. This video interview from Vice showcases students from FGLI backgrounds and legacy students. The interviewer elicits some interesting responses in terms of their attitudes towards legacy admissions and the college scandal.

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