Harvard’s Admissions Recommendations Are too Idealistic

A few weeks ago, Harvard University released a report titled, “Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions.” In the twenty-six paged document, the renowned institution compiled a list of recommendations intended to help “reduce undue academic pressure” while “redefining achievement.” It seems like a step in the right [...]

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Jackie Cruz To Be CultureShock’s First Female and Latina Speaker

Jackie Cruz from Neflix’s Orange Is the New Black will speak at College Council’s third annual “CultureShock” this year. The event is the council’s celebration dedicated towards “showcasing the unique identities on campus as well as the overall unity within the Emory community,” according to College Council’s website. In the #1 Netflix series, Cruz, 29  — a model, [...]

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Why Do Cold Blooded Killers Roam Free Among Us?

Graphic by Erik Alexander May 14, 2015. 1:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. police respond to a call regarding a house fire on Woodland Drive. Upon entry, the firefighters see nothing out of the ordinary. A tidy home — mansion, rather — that seems to have been the unfortunate victim of an even more unfortunate disaster. But [...]

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Beware The Academic Breaking Point

A few months ago, I started an initiative titled “The Prism Project.” Through it, I hoped to shed light on the downfalls of the present-day education system with personal, first-hand stories of students who grew up experiencing the system. At first, things moved slowly. I received a few stories about backstabbing for the sake of [...]

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I Am a First-Generation American

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons:Ana Paula Hirama My parents grew up in India. They were born there. They went to school there. Their families still live there, and although they have now spent a larger portion of their lives abroad than they have in their mother country, they still call themselves “Indian.” That being [...]

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