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How Everybody Knows You Must Be A College Freshman

Pixable | September 2, 2014 | College
We try not to judge because we all started out as freshmen, but we can't help ourselves from laughing when we see a group 18-year-olds still sporting their high school t-shirts heading towards the dining hall like a hungry pack of wolves.
Azhar Majeed


This Academic Year, Colleges Should Eliminate Speech Codes -- Or Prepare for Their Day in Court

Azhar Majeed | September 2, 2014 | College
The majority of our nation's colleges and universities are not faring well when it comes to respecting freedom of speech.
Noah Fitzgerel


Dire Data: When Voters Begin to Act Like Politicians

Noah Fitzgerel | September 2, 2014 | College
Politicians like data. But trends are a different story -- harder to confuse and more difficult to misapply, trends can spell out dire predictions for even the most data-toting politicians. And today's trends reveal a most moribund frontier in congressional deal-making: the end of moderate politics.
Alexis Jane Torre


Quotes to Start off the New School Year!

Alexis Jane Torre | September 2, 2014 | College
I always feel a little lazy when I do a blog post on quotes. But, I also believe that sometimes they're called for because I tend to struggle with how to phrase what I want to say or how to get my point across. And, then I come across these quotes that already know how I feel and what I've realized.
Andrew Prieto

This Is How to Improve Race Relations in College

Andrew Prieto | September 2, 2014 | College
So for all the incoming students: if you want to make your respective colleges more welcoming and accepting places, treat each other, if not as friends, as classmates and peers. Fight for true equality and don't succumb to excuses to rationalize your disadvantages.
Saanya Gulati

Where the Indian Education System for Medical Graduates Is Going Wrong

Saanya Gulati | September 2, 2014 | World
We need enthusiastic individuals who deeply care about addressing the lacunae in our public health system. The admission process needs to evolve in order to be able to provide India with more passionate doctors.
Dieter Holger

A Night at The Catalyst with Avey Tare and the Slasher Flicks

Dieter Holger | September 2, 2014 | College
On Aug. 26 Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks performed for Santa Cruz. Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed band Animal Collective. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is the latest musical project of the artist.
Madeline Hill

Why Millennials Can't Read -- And We Should

Madeline Hill | September 2, 2014 | College
Admit it, other generations hate us. We'd rather Instagram a vintage book than actually read it. Other generations would purchase the book and pick up the phone to meet a friend in person to discuss its ending.
Hannah Tattersall

Goodbye Summer 2K14

Hannah Tattersall | September 2, 2014 | College
The summer of 2014 has been one for the books. As the meetings and work abound, the memories of the season will continue and will allow for this summer to continue to live on... at least until summer 2015 rolls around.

What Do You Know About Your Credit Card? | September 2, 2014 | Money surveyed Facebook users ages 18 and older throughout the U.S. to find out exactly what they do and do not know about their cards. Shockingly, we found that most don't know the basics about their cards and are even making some crucial mistakes when it comes to credit.
Fernando Hurtado


CBS 'The Talk's' Julie Chen to College Students: 'Be More Confident'

Fernando Hurtado | September 2, 2014 | College
"I wish I would've had more confidence right after graduation," said Chen. "Be more confident. Dress up -- not down -- when going in for interviews, speak firmly and watch your posture. You've got to look like you belong in the No. 1 newsroom."
Kalyani Sharma

How a Trip to The Museum Changed My Life

Kalyani Sharma | September 2, 2014 | College
At the end of the day, I was ashamed at the fact that I originally saw the afternoon as an obligation, when it ultimately proved to be a privilege and an uplifting experience.
Aisha Subhan

Celebrating Sacrifice

Aisha Subhan | September 2, 2014 | College
My privileged life was made possible because of a series of sacrifices. Those who make the biggest sacrifices, the kind that give people like me a privileged life of opportunity, freedom, and hope, exhibit the greatest patience and strength.
Ernest Owens


Dear Ernest, #1: The College GPA Myth Exposed

Ernest Owens | September 2, 2014 | College
College students spend more time trying to unify themselves to the same expectations that high school required without appreciating the opportunity to create their own unique standard.
Jai Retter

Understanding the Other Side of Our Birth Right

Jai Retter | September 2, 2014 | World
What I learned from my experiences in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories is that identifying as an American Jew is not a disqualifying pre-requisite for being pro-Palestine, pro-peace, and pro-Israel all at the same time, but ignorance is.
Grace Li


Vegetarianism and a Clash of Cultures

Grace Li | September 2, 2014 | Women
I have not met any Chinese vegetarians. That's not to say there aren't any - I'm just saying that when my family took me out to eat in Chinatown, my mother called in advance to make sure there were vegetarian options and I felt my face burn with shame.
Connor Belson

Looking Out the Window

Connor Belson | September 2, 2014 | College
Through all of the incredible ups and downs that comprise the busy lives we lead, take the time to look out the window. Remember the things that made you happy or sad, the things that moved you.
Jeannie Borin


Should I Apply to College Early Decision or Early Action?

Jeannie Borin | September 2, 2014 | College
With the Nov. 1, Early Application deadline fast approaching, the following questions and pros and cons should help in making the decision on how to best apply.
Erika Oppenheimer


Why, When and How to Choose Between the SAT and ACT

Erika Oppenheimer | September 2, 2014 | Education
At the beginning of your work on the college admissions tests, the first thing you should do is an experiment. Take an official practice test of both the SAT and the ACT in order to choose one to focus on. The more experience you have with a test -- either test -- the better you will master it.
Jocelyn Caster

A Brown University Sorority Sister's Message to Alabama Kappa Deltas: Time to Move to the 21st Century

Jocelyn Caster | September 2, 2014 | College
Sororities and fraternities must stop being institutions used to insulate people from other types, thus perpetuating racism and other forms of intolerance. The college experience should be one that expands the worlds of young men and women, not restricts them.
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