The Right-wing media and Republican party talk like the Democratic party is trying to perpetrate a genocide on your guns. Yes, I am aware that is an overly dramatic, emotionally charged …

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After spending copious hours perfecting their college application, hopeful applicants of the Class of 2018 finally received their admissions decisions in late March.  As the college application process for this …

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It is only April, and so far there have already been three oil spills in the US. In 2013 there were six oil spills in the US and those were …

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A Dangerous Outbreak Infectious disease outbreaks are an intimate part of human history and often prove their potency by inflicting copious amounts of causalities throughout the world. A recent outbreak of …

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China is going through an Industrial Revolution not too different from the European and American Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. This revolution took China from a horrible rural wasteland that …

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Standardized Testing Bad

Educational systems that stress standardized test scores over abstract reasoning have skewed education’s purpose as a means of attaining self-fulfillment, piquing intellectual curiosity, and cultivating independent learners. Our test-based pedagogy …

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Iran Women Education

I remember my days as a high school girl in Iran. There are bad memories: school officials trying hard to keep us away from any male species even though our …

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The achievement gap, defined as “any significant and persistent disparity in academic performance or educational attainment between different groups of students” is one that is most commonly measured in ethnic …

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There are a lot of things that money can’t buy: happiness, family, love.  Political power, however, has always been up for sale.  From the vote buying days of Boss Tweed …

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At the close of the Sochi Olympics this winter, international media lauded Russia’s success in running such a huge sporting event. Throughout the closing ceremonies, wonder at Russian culture, athleticism, and …

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