In Wake of Covington Catholic, Channel Anger Into Political Fuel

As a political entity, the U.S. is often motivated by anger and rage: look no further than the readiness to judge and condemn Covington Catholic High School students in what initially appeared to be a hateful and discriminatory behavior toward Native American elder and veteran Nathan Phillips. I, like some, was guilty of jumping to [...]

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Stop Talking About Trump’s Absurd Commentary

The news business seems, today, to be business first, news second. Whenever President Donald J. Trump tweets, he causes a blast of stories from mainstream news outlets. Trump coverage has generated an incredible amount of revenue for media outlets, but the media should be cautious about over-covering Trump. In a Nov. 23 editorial in The [...]

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In Public Education, U.S. Needs to Pursue Equality

The U.S. education system suffers from an achievement gap — a variance in educational outcomes for groups of students in America’s K-12 education system. The National Education Association identifies racial and ethnic minorities, students with disabilities and students from low-income families as being at the biggest risk for this gap. Those demographics tend to have [...]

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Emory’s Future Doctors Can’t Forget the Humanities

Although your pre-med friends may seem like they’re always studying for an organic chemistry exam, there is much more to medicine than science. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor of the History of Technology Deborah Fitzgerald wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe in which one of her former pre-medical students noted how being a [...]

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