As we see an increased number of domestic violence incidents among high school, college and professional athletes, we should be acting to have schools, coaches, teachers, counselors and parents do more to identify the signs of abuse and to act accordingly to intervene and prevent physical and emotional injury.
I will never be a professional dancer, and that's okay. Because I'll always be able to perform for someone, teach someone, share the happiness of dancing with someone... and that is all I could hope for.
My grandfather taught me that without a form of communication, there is nothing that holds us together. These connections are capable of transcending the greatest divisions, whether it is among friends, families, or nations.
But as I read coverage of the Aravind System, every visitor focuses on Aravind's management strategies. In reality, the unreplicable aspect of Aravind -- the reason no other hospital in the world has been able to recreate the system -- is the sisters.
Justice has a timepiece ticking alongside it. It cannot be delivered too late -- after heartbreak and devastation have exploded and ashes have already settled.
Every student desires professors that understand and respect them, and minority students only want the same: Instructors who are trained to deal with cultural issues when they arise.
Getting into your dream school may not be all it's cracked up to be after all. The truth is, it's hard enough getting into college but it's even harder to get out of it.
Students are in a unique place to stimulate change in the world. We have the resources and a lens of optimism through which we view the world.
Sometimes I was almost locked out of my mind by the anxiety. But balancing, to me, is possible if you're willing to stop planning a little bit. On any given day, the next day doesn't seem possible -- but it has to be possible, because you're being pulled.
If you are sick of hearing about the productive/worldly/influential things that people did on spring break while you were at home watching Netflix or drinking in Florida, I get it. But you should also probably stop reading. Because this post will make you vomit.
Make the time and do the work. Keep telling yourself: "I deserve this opportunity. My learning is my responsibility, and I can thrive here." And with a lot of well-deserved help and support along the way, you will.
You can't be a Zionist and try to make Israel small. Zionism is not about being liked. It is about the opposite -- freedom from the mercy of others.
Activism should not be an isolating experience. Activism should be rallying, speeches, emotion. So let's step away from the computer, put down the cell phone, and reconnect with the real world in order to take on and help solve its problems.
On a practical level, meditation can aid in insomnia, stress, emotional instability, depression, productivity, concentration, eating-habits, and the list goes on... As students, we are all subject to these difficulties associated with academic endeavors.
My blackness becomes a novelty for others. To Koreans and foreigners abroad alike, due to lack of education I'm often viewed as a token black girl or the voice for all black people.
While the Catholic Church preaches the love and support of gay men and women, it refuses to accept their unions as a reality. By simply attending a gay wedding, can one no longer identify as Catholic?