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NGUYEN: Beating My Second-Year Slump

NGUYEN: Beating My Second-Year Slump

I am the epitome of the sophomore slump. When the year began, I was keen on buckling down hard on academics, knowing that I had left a few extra GPA points left unclaimed last semester. The semester started off better than I expected; my classes were more rigorous than before,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: Twitter Success Is Decieving

NGUYEN: Twitter Success Is Decieving

As we inch closer and closer to 2016, one thing that pundits have emphasized is a candidate’s Twitter success, measured by the number of followers or retweets a candidate accumulates following a debate or event. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina scored 22,000 followers apiece after the first debate, Ted Cruz[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: The Myth of Asian Advantage

NGUYEN: The Myth of Asian Advantage

Last week, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and University of Maryland professor Janelle Wong published op-eds to NBC News explaining the Asian advantage — why Asians are far exceeding other minority groups, financially and academically. Kristof suggests that Asian success stems from Confucian principles that foster an environment with an[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: Support Women’s Decisions

NGUYEN: Support Women’s Decisions

I am a man, one who is weighing in on the issue of a woman’s right to her own body. Preposterous? Yes. Invalid? I don’t think so. My lack of understanding as a man is all the more reason why I understand. Here’s the thing: I will not undergo nine[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: Narrow American Principles

NGUYEN: Narrow American Principles

There’s no hope for the rest of us. By that, I mean anyone whose heritage, values and principles are not wholly consistent with what are deemed “American” principles. That is what I got out of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s recent interview on “Meet the Press,” during which he insinuated[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: Refugees Are People, Not Pawns

NGUYEN: Refugees Are People, Not Pawns

Approximately 10.6 million Syrian refugees — nearly half of the country’s population — are fleeing the atrocities of a war-torn state. In response, the Obama administration has announced it would like to grant at least 10,000 Syrian refugees asylum over the next year. At the same time, potential presidential candidates[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: Mind the Trump Bump

NGUYEN: Mind the Trump Bump

Ever since the fateful day when Donald Trump took the lead in the Republican presidential polls, it has seemed as though every major news network cannot go a day without feigning bewilderment at that fact. I say “feigning” because the media are largely responsible for Trump’s polling success, more so[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top