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Oghene Oyiborhoro is a graduate student at both Columbia and Georgetown Universities. On twitter @OGHENETWEETS .

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How Test Prep Is Done in One Washington Heights Charter School

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 12:29 AM

The new state math tests were given across New York the week of April 28, and at least one charter school in Manhattan's Washington Heights was more than prepared.

Teachers at The Equity Project middle school had incorporated test preparation materials into their curriculum since last fall, accelerating the process...

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High-Demand Charter School: Staying the Course in Washington Heights

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:33 PM

The narrow walkway leading to The Equity Project (TEP) charter school in Washington Heights was jammed with custodial workers shoveling snow into large bins one early February morning.

Anatea Carpenter, a small 28-year-old special education teacher, darted between them, coffee in one hand, backpack swinging behind her....

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Stop Complaining and Get Involved

(5) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 5:15 PM

Synoptic Gospel extols a timeless clarion call, "to whom much is given much will be required, and to whom much is entrusted much will be asked." Amidst a lassitude courtesy of the summer solstice among other things, voter turnout for the fall is looking more dire. Political history...

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Jeremy Lin in Context

(3) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 5:13 PM

Can you hear it? The chants "Lin, Lin, Lin" reverberating throughout arenas and straight into your living room. It took a desperate coach, a team that had lost 11 of their last 13 and was being trounced by the New Jersey Nets for the Lin saga to commence. Even folks...

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2012: Your Best Year Yet

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 10:33 AM

Recently, a good friend of mine lost a parent to cancer. One must concede that was a tumultuous way to end the year. However, Tennyson once lamented, "though much is given much abides." In part, Tennyson evoked the power of resiliency. My friend has embraced that concept. With his recent...

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Stay Encouraged

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 9:57 AM

A week into autumn is a clear catalyst for bidding adieu to another year. With winter ready to cast a cold sheet over the horizon, one must gaze forward, while looking back and consider whether the year past has proven to be substantial in your own personal growth.

Not...
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Super 8 Summer

(3) Comments | Posted June 12, 2011 | 7:08 PM

Chock full of audacious 80's references, historical inaccuracies, and kids playing grown ups, on first view you would think Super 8 had the aesthetics of the 2012 presidential primaries. Quite the contrary, summing up more substance than we've seen in this vapid political season, the thrilling throwback of film that...

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Don't Politicize Arizona

(31) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 4:33 PM

We cannot allow the acts of a few to shake our nation. Arizona, was not the fault of the right, left, or anywhere in between. In fact, we may never know what truly caused the events of last Saturday. The tragedy in Arizona was despicable, but we cannot overreact or...

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New GOP Congress on Thin Ice

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 4:04 PM

You wouldn't know it, but for the last two years the Democrats have held historic majorities in both the House and Senate. Starting Wednesday the GOP gets their chance to strike back. For a party that extolled that the Obama Administration spent too much time on healthcare and not enough...

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Let's Pile on the President

(6) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 11:13 AM

Amidst the lassitude rife in the Democratic Party leading into the fall election season, President Obama stands firmly in defense of his administration thus far. However, one can not help but infer that Obama stands alone. Well, perhaps we should preface Obama's solo spout by considering the fact that Obama's...

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Tomorrow Starts Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 5:40 PM

Welcome to college, now what are your plans for graduate school? Sorry to rein you in so quickly, but as freshman, your tomorrow starts today. Do not misconstrue my words. College is a time for self evaluation, contemplation, and meaningful gesticulation of one's fist at a Thursday night fraternity party....

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Tomorrow Starts Today

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 1:31 PM

Welcome to college, now what are your plans for graduate school? Sorry to rein you in so quickly, but as freshman, your tomorrow starts today. Do not misconstrue my words. College is a time for self evaluation, contemplation, and meaningful gesticulation of one's fist at a Thursday night fraternity party....

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Liberals Miss the Point

(23) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 11:19 AM

The Shirley Sherrod fallout is not a time to point figures at one another for liberals but rather go on the offensive. In case you missed the story while hidden under some cyclopean rock, Sherrod is the United States Department of Agriculture employee who came under fire for...

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At the Behest of Inception

(33) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 2:39 PM

Once in a while pop culture is dealt a major blow by an intrepid director with an audacious spirit that conveys a film with a sheer lucidity that breaks across cultural bounds. Christopher Nolan is that man and Inception is his film.

If you are not familiar with the premise...

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New Decade, New Direction, Different Knicks

(9) Comments | Posted July 9, 2010 | 11:35 AM

By signing all-star Amar'e Stoudemire the New York Knicks have broken free of more than a decade full of acrimony, mediocrity, and indecisiveness. In the 90s the Knicks were a perennial playoff team with legitimate hopes for a championship. The bombastic nature of John Starks and courageousness of Patrick Ewing...

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A Bland Summer at the Movies

(28) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 9:42 AM

A dearth of enamoring epics has caused the 2010 summer movie season to largely be a disappointment. That's right, it had to be said. And it is not simply personal rumblings. Rather, the lackluster movies have translated into one of the weakest summers yet. The season kicked off...

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Elena Kagan Matters to Young People

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 12:30 PM

With the impending interrogations facing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, it must be conceded that young people could care less about the Harvard prodigy. However, we should be weary of our seemingly surreptitious irreverence towards the soon to be Justice. Starting this week, Kagan's hearings will be broadcast clear across...

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Client Number Nine, Spitzer, and Second Chances

(7) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 12:42 PM

We can all agree that America is a place for second chances, for some politicians. That is unless you cheat on your wife, make a sex tape, father a child, and keep it a secret, all while said wife is ill with cancer and you are running for the Presidency...

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A Lesson in Leadership from George W. Bush

(13) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 12:33 PM

The General Stanley McChrystal's controversial Rolling Stone article aptly titled, "The Runaway General" (smh) that excoriated civilian officials never should have happened. Quiet simply put, George W. Bush would have fired him back in late 2009 when he undermined the President's estimates for the amount of troops needed in Afghanistan....

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