A Letter to My High School Newspaper

Dear high school newspaper, Thank you for giving me a purpose. When I took my first journalism class in the second semester of 10th grade, I worried that it would be another course with too much homework that I struggled to keep up with. I loved to write, but school caused a lot of stress… Continue reading A Letter to My High School Newspaper

The Achievement Gap

Horace Mann, educational reform leader and founder of the common school, declared public school to be “the great equalizer” because all students received the same education allocated by the state. While each school distributes similar materials and curricula, the quality of education differs immensely. Although public school was established in order to provide free, quality… Continue reading The Achievement Gap

Fellowship of Libraries

In an age in which books can be downloaded on e-readers from the comforts of home, and the internet provides the same information as encyclopedias at a faster rate, appreciation of libraries is decreasing at a rapid and alarming rate. However, the value of libraries has not decreased. People still depend on libraries in a… Continue reading Fellowship of Libraries

American Multicultural Studies

American Multicultural Studies: Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality is an anthology of essays compiled by Sherrow O. Pinder examining different facets of diversity. The essays are separated into six categories: theorizing issues concerning American multicultural studies, race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and education. Many of these essays focus on a combination of these, emphasizing… Continue reading American Multicultural Studies

Reading for the Love of God

“The mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth” —Plutarch Higher education involves a myriad of different types of people working together to further their intelligence. This includes everyone from physical education majors to engineering majors,… Continue reading Reading for the Love of God