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Josh Stephens

Insight into New University of California Application Essays (Part II)

Josh Stephens | April 28, 2016 | College
Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
Jess Ekstrom

How to Be Productive on Group Assignments

Jess Ekstrom | April 28, 2016 | College
There will always be circumstances in your life where someone doesn't pull through, so you're better off learning how to deal with it now.
Linda A. Seabrook

Let's Stop Referring to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as 'Women's Issues'

Linda A. Seabrook | April 28, 2016 | Politics
From reproductive rights to paid family leave to sexual and domestic violence, our society neatly categorizes issues where women bear the brunt of the burden as "women's issues," turning them into problems for women and women's rights advocates alone to solve.
Hélène Tragos Stelian

3 Things to Do the Day You Choose Your College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | April 28, 2016 | College
With May 1--College Decision Day--upon us, here's advice that's not to be missed

You're "Asking For It"

FlockU | April 28, 2016 | College
At 14 years old, and now more than six years later, I still find it ridiculous that women have to worry about how they dress because of the attention it may bring to them. I dress the way I do to make myself feel pretty and powerful, not to get attention from anyone else.
Jenna Wiley

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn't)

Jenna Wiley | April 28, 2016 | Education
With all of the stress that comes with teaching, I think it's easy to forget all the amazing things I experience as a teacher that would never be the status quo in a "normal job."
Jan Blacher

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: College Acceptances and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jan Blacher | April 28, 2016 | College
The first time a student will face the decision about whether to disclose is while writing his or her college application essay.
Latoya Scott

6 Lessons College Students Should Know About Credit Cards

Latoya Scott | April 28, 2016 | College
Consider me a concerned friend. I'm concerned because it seems like just a minute ago I was telling parents about the lack of knowledge many of you seem to have about credit, in general, and I recently just found out this illiteracy extends to the subject of credit cards too.
Colt Jensen

The 2016 Election and Its Echoes of 1912

Colt Jensen | April 28, 2016 | College
This presidential election cycle has been one for the history books, but it is far from over.
Robert Shireman

If a Blacksmithing School Doesn't Make You Sign Away Your Legal Rights, Why Do For-Profit Colleges?

Robert Shireman | April 28, 2016 | Business
Why do for-profit colleges feel they need to put a contractual straitjacket on their students? It turns out that many of the companies requiring students to sign these contracts are the same ones found to be lying, cheating, and stealing their way to revenue and growth for their investors.
Patrick O'Connor

Odds and Ends at the End of College Season

Patrick O'Connor | April 27, 2016 | College
May 1st is the date many colleges ask students to submit an enrollment deposit, so it's largely seen as the end of the college application season. Since May 1st is a Sunday, it's being extended by one day, in a year where, in many respects, the end really needed to come sooner, not later.
Jennifer Hanley

Improving Your Online Reputation in Time for Graduation

Jennifer Hanley | April 27, 2016 | College
The other day I got a phone call from a distant cousin whose son is getting ready to graduate from college and is looking for a job in Washington, D.C. She thought that my husband and I might have some advice on where...
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

It's Time Undergrads Care About Graduate Student Unions

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | April 28, 2016 | College
I ask you, fellow undergrads, to please start caring about grad student unions, at your school and all schools nationwide. As long as we benefit from the tireless labor of grad student workers on our campuses, this is our problem.
Michelle A. Riklan

5 Best Ways Parents Can Assist Recent Grads in a Job Search

Michelle A. Riklan | April 27, 2016 | College
Now that students are grown and entering the workforce, how will parents transition? Every parent is interested in their son or daughter finding a great job and being successful, but there are limits and good ideas for parents to help their kids land a job after college.
Sydney Vogl

The People You Will Fall in Love With in College

Sydney Vogl | April 27, 2016 | College
You will be in love with your life, and for the first time in what feels like your entire existence - you will belong.

10 Times My Liberal Self Agreed with Trump

FlockU | April 27, 2016 | College
So, a good liberal is definitely not supposed to agree with Trump. That's like the number one rule of being liberal. But that doesn't mean I don't agree on some things.
Paola Muñoz

"El Poder Del Pueblo": The Whispered Prayers of the Dominican Diáspora in the South Bronx

Paola Muñoz | April 27, 2016 | Latino Voices
At Cornell, people do not look like my vecinos. Whereas I would have been praised for touching the hot paella and learning that it burns, failure doesn't work in the same way within institutions of higher education.
Josh Stephens

Insight into New University of California Application Essays (Part I)

Josh Stephens | April 27, 2016 | College
A few weeks ago, the University of California announced the retirement of its venerable set of application prompts, to be replaced by eight new "personal insight questions." Before I get to those questions, let's take a moment to mourn their predecessors. A Brief Lament Between the...
Jane Jun

A Case for Asian American Studies

Jane Jun | April 26, 2016 | College
Without the academic resources, Asian Americans will continue to internalize the racism they face, to believe the misconception that their culture and history are irrelevant, and to consider their struggles not a part of the overall fight for racial equality.
Jane Jun

Oral History As A Way Of Learning

Jane Jun | April 26, 2016 | College
I wonder what sorts of discoveries we, as students, can also gain from examining our own family histories, and the kinds of thought-provoking and extraordinary tales we can unearth about how we came to be where we are today.
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