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Nathan Manske

Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | January 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
While abroad in Morocco, one of 77 countries in which it is illegal to be gay, Anthony Mercurio was dumped by his first love. "I was pretty devastated," Anthony recalls. Unable to express the real reason for his heartbreak, at least Anthony had his host grandmother there to comfort him.
Harry Boyte

Democracy's Colleges: An Emerging Alternative

Harry Boyte | January 26, 2015 | College
In the changing landscape of work and higher education there are signs of an emerging alternative to Ivory Tower detachment or scrambles to adapt.
Sam Kirk

Fostering Entrepreneurism at a Young Age Through Education

Sam Kirk | January 26, 2015 | Business
We can -- and must 0- give future entrepreneurs and business leaders the skills and knowledge necessary to grow our economy by teaching them from a young age.
Amira Sakalla

Jerusalem: To Be No Longer Welcome

Amira Sakalla | January 26, 2015 | World
This is my story with Jerusalem -- once only unsure of my fate to return to the city, now unsure of the fate of the city, itself, as one to return to. How is it that I am so concerned about a city that I can hardly even remember?
Salima Visram

The Soular Backpack: Increasing Education in East Africa

Salima Visram | January 26, 2015 | College
My goal is that through education, people will be given the tools to empower and alleviate themselves from poverty. I believe in the power of social business as the greatest catalyst in creating sustainable change.
Evelynne Blatt

You Got Into College. Now What?

Evelynne Blatt | January 26, 2015 | College
Now, as an officially college bound student (or parent of a student) you may be feeling a new sense of anxiety over how to cover the cost of your investment in higher education. The answer is financial aid.
David Ongchoco

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | January 26, 2015 | College
A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.
Hannah Weintraub

How Will We Shape America?

Hannah Weintraub | January 26, 2015 | College
News in America these past few months has been troubling at best. Men raping women on college campuses, the CIA torturing prisoners, police officers killing unarmed black men in Ferguson and New York. Hearing of these atrocities, the question, "How?" kept ringing through my mind. "How could the perpetrators of...
Kevin Eagan

Marking 50 Years of Data Collection on College Freshmen

Kevin Eagan | January 26, 2015 | College
In 1960, while working at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), Dr. Alexander Astin understood the importance of accounting for student inputs.
Kat Cohen

The Truth About College Prep: Why Students Should Start Early

Kat Cohen | January 26, 2015 | College
It's never too early to start planning for college. For high school freshmen and sophomores the process may seem far off, but before they know it, they will be facing the end of junior year. If students haven't prepared, there will be a lot of work ahead of them.
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Tick... Tock: The Growing College Debt Crisis

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | January 26, 2015 | College
The growing college debt crisis is a symptom of a much larger problem. What happens when the governance in place relies upon short term fixes like debt to fuel an operational model that no longer works?
Jordan Denari

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

Jordan Denari | January 26, 2015 | Religion
The adhan can help us recall what gives our lives meaning, and can help us cultivate an attitude of gratefulness. It can help us look up from the cellphone in our hand and notice the blue sky, the purple shadows stretching across the snow or the smiles of those we pass by.
Aisha Subhan

I Am a Muslim and My First Trip Abroad Was to Israel

Aisha Subhan | January 26, 2015 | World
During my time in Israel, I refused to accept that our values are different, that peace is not possible. I witnessed the similarities of our values and the compatibility of our nature. We must relinquish fear and retain hope. In doing so, coexistence is near.
Christina Berchini

6 Reasons I'm Thankful You Fired Me

Christina Berchini | January 24, 2015 | College
Had you never fired me, I'm not sure that I would have made the changes necessary to perform well at the following summer's internship in public relations (yes, someone else actually hired me) or, really, any of the professional endeavors which followed. Failing my first internship taught me many things.

30 Different Ways to Tie a Tie That Every Man Should Know

ShirtsMyWay | January 26, 2015 | Style
You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
Chad Williams

Should Black Athletes Attend the University of Michigan?

Chad Williams | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.
Chris Mettler

Financial Sense 101: Prepare For College Before the Freshman Fifteen

Chris Mettler | January 23, 2015 | College
As students look forward to attending school and experiencing all that college has to offer, they may not be thinking about how to properly manage their money. Making smart financial choices while in school will not only ease the burden of college debt, but also set them up for financial success beyond graduation.
Sofia Stafford

Path to Purpose Series: Leaning in to Social Entrepreneurship

Sofia Stafford | January 23, 2015 | College
Now in my second semester of sophomore year, I can confidently say that college has truly been a transformative experience but not because of the reasons I thought it would be when I stepped foot on campus and not until I began to look at my time at college through a different lens.
Kara Beckman

On a Couch With a Dog: Lessons, Love, and Loss

Kara Beckman | January 23, 2015 | College
When everything else in our lives is consistently shifting, we want to be able to come home to familiar surroundings, and feel as though something is permanent and stable. However, even those things that seem constant are subject to the will of time, and will change.
Gad Saad

Intellectual Diversity on American University Campuses

Gad Saad | January 23, 2015 | College
University students should rightly be exposed to a plurality of viewpoints as part of their intellectual growth, rather attending the "flock of sheep association of like-minded individuals."
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