The privilege pill

The light from a lamp glints off the aluminum surface of the Red Bull cans lined up along the back of the desk. Fingers are poised over the keyboard, tense and unmoving. A hand reaches into…

Political convictions, not correctness

A certain reaction comes to all of us each April — successive disbelief at having finished your freshman year of college, suddenly being halfway done and then,…

Learning to play fair

Growing up, I aspired to be a professional athlete. When I realized that dream would never come true, I combined my passion for sports and storytelling into journalism, something I hope to…

The global effects of Afghan elections

Last week, Afghanistan witnessed an estimated 60 percent of its 12 million eligible voters participate in elections to select a new president, amid threats of Taliban attacks. And while…

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Can’t we all just not get along?

At the core of a true liberal arts education is the guarantee that students will be immersed in—not just exposed to—the intellectual tensions and tendencies of human history.…

The stress generation

Millennials are the lazy, unmotivated, unreliable, high-maintenance generation. If you crowdsourced articles on this stereotyped group, that’s the picture you will likely get. Older…

Inequality can’t be whitewashed away

In 1969, The Associated Press reported Emerson “agreed to admit” 30 African-American students. The same year that astronauts first walked on the moon and gay rights activists…