Opinion

Roger That: Boarding A Train

It’s not that fun being a senior. I mean, sure you get to go to Waterworld, show off your independence by driving yourself around, do…



Standardized Assessment for Teachers

     In February 2010, the superintendent and state education commissioner of Rhode Island agreed to fire every single staff member, principal included, at Rhode Island’s Central…


Gaming in College

     In 2009, UC Berkeley began offering a class in competitive Starcraft, a renowned science-fiction real-time strategy game, with a basis in Calculus and with the…


Know Your College Rank

     There is a common misconception, especially in our high expectation-crazed MSJ population, that stellar college rankings represent best personal fit. A generic number assigned to…



Drive-Thru Literature

I admit it; I used to be someone who used Sparknotes indiscriminately. Temptation lured me to err at 2:30 AM, after hours of diligent work…


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Second Thoughts on Second Semester

Three simple, yet incredibly loaded words: second semester senior. This phrase has reached legendary proportions. Apparently, students can cut class on a regular basis with…


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Public vs. Private Colleges

Many factors go into the debate on public and private schools. The differences in community and culture carry over to the networks and relationships students…


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Goodbye to Recreational Reading

Over the course of the last decade, with the proliferation of computers and the Internet, we have witnessed a startling decline in reading. In a…