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What A Shock Collar Taught Me

As Ted Mosby reminds us in “How I Met your Mother,” nothing good ever happens after 2 a.m. This is exactly what ran through my head as I watched my best friend (who I will refer to as Carl) run through his backyard and outside the barriers of his dog’s[Read More…]

by April 8, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

What Would You Do for Your Dream School?

While enjoying a Thursday night out in Virginia with my friends on Easter Break, I got a text that transported me back to that horrible time last year, “So it turns out I won’t have to decide which college I want to attend. I don’t have a choice.” April is[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Education Drives America’s Strongest Soft Power Resource

In an essay that was excerpted from his 1990 book, Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power, and published in Foreign Affairs Magazine, Professor Joseph Nye of Harvard Kennedy School first introduced the idea of “soft power.” This second aspect of power, in contrast to “hard power,” occurs[Read More…]

by April 2, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Revisionism In Action

Over the course of history, human records have been analyzed and reanalyzed, sometimes in order to fit the zeitgeist of the era and sometimes simply because it is a normal part of living on Earth. To quote the ever-relevant Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”  For[Read More…]

Blinded by Pre-Professionalism Tunnel Vision

It’s January and a flurry of anxious suits descends onto Sellinger Lounge. Below the surface of casual chit-chat about winter break bubbles an undercurrent of apprehension about the nebulous and uncertain future, the entirety of which seems to rest on the outcome of the next few months. Recruitment season has[Read More…]

by March 23, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Is America the Best Country In the World?

In the pilot episode of the HBO series “The Newsroom,” a college student asks Atlantis Cable News anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), “What makes America the greatest country in the world?” McAvoy responds candidly, stating the United States is no longer the greatest country in the world. His answer not[Read More…]

by March 19, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Worlds Away in Jordan, Identity Remains Masked

Worlds Away in Jordan, Identity Remains Masked

On the first day of my semester abroad in Amman, Jordan, my program director explained to my group that if we were not Muslim or Christian, “It’s easiest just to tell people you’re Christian.” I did not think it would be particularly hard to avoid telling people that I was[Read More…]

by March 17, 2015 3 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Not Being a Hero on Alternative Spring Break

I just came back from my third Alternative Spring Break trip, and it was refreshingly wonderful. Every year on these trips, one song emerges as the “trip song.” It usually comes from a set of three CDs that the group leaders burn prior with two or three suggestions on them[Read More…]

by March 16, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Where Are the Female STEM Majors?

Where Are the Female STEM Majors?

Choosing a major can be one of the most consequential, agonizing decisions that we make in our college careers. Unsurprisingly, male and female students tend to choose different majors. We most often hear in the popular press about low female participation in STEM and economics majors, which boast higher starting[Read More…]

by March 16, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Power of Doing You for You

Nearly three-quarters of the way through my freshman year, I find myself at a personal standstill.  It’s almost dreamlike: I can see life moving around me — it’s alarming how quickly it’s all going on — while I stand there, motionless, unable to keep up. By some standards, I’m still[Read More…]

by March 15, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top