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Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

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02/28/2020

Every day, over 300,000 classrooms nationwide are missing teachers. The United States currently faces an overwhelming shortage of public K-12 educators despite growing student enrollment. In teacher-training programs, the number of participants has fallen by more than a third since 2010, and in some states by as much as 80 percent. Even when people do…

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

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02/28/2020

Two Voice writers trade takes. This week’s topic: marriage. Paul: Marriage is an institution of fear, not of love. Since its inception, the institution of marriage has been deeply interwoven with social, legal, and financial frameworks, and with the world at large, but not without consequences. As Mervyn Cadwallader wrote in 1966, “It spells the…

On Being A Childhood Reader

On Being A Childhood Reader

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02/18/2020

When students leave for college, they often bring something to remind them of home like a favorite childhood toy, a photo album, or a souvenir from a family vacation. For me, it was half a dozen of my favorite books stuffed into a backpack, ranging from mandatory novels for school to the stories I cherished…

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

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02/14/2020

“Psychedelics are to the study of the mind what the microscope is to biology and the telescope is to astronomy,” transpersonal psychology pioneer Dr. Stanislav Grof said. A substantial contingent of psychologists and scientific researchers, Grof included, believe there are unplumbed depths to the potential of psychedelic-assisted treatment, specifically MDMA (“ecstasy” or “molly”), psilocybin (found…

Ask That “Dumb” Question

Ask That “Dumb” Question

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02/14/2020

On Feb. 5, the Senate acquitted President Donald Trump. By the end of this six-month process, I found myself thinking back to early September, when I Googled seemingly simple questions because I was too afraid to ask them out loud—“What is a whistleblower?” and “Does impeaching a president automatically mean he’ll be removed from office?”…

Lessons From Aristotle: The Accidents Of Long Distance

Lessons From Aristotle: The Accidents Of Long Distance

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02/14/2020

Keeping your high school relationship when you go to college is like shuffling a deck of cards. I’ve heard that because there are 52 unique elements to a deck, each time you shuffle you’re creating an order the universe has never seen before. But the deck remains the same, with the same makeup, used for…

Why We Need the Student Empowerment Fund

Why We Need the Student Empowerment Fund

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02/05/2020

We, as students, negotiate with the University administration every day, and time and time again we have learned a simple lesson: money talks. It’s time for us to invest in a fund that gives us the agency to complete our own large-scale projects centered on improving student life. The creation of the Student Empowerment Fund…

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