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Social Media Shame

Written on February 18th, 2017

Lately I’ve been posting a lot of pictures of my family’s new dog on social media. Like, a lot of pictures, as in literally my last fifteen Instagram posts… oops. I realize that “oversharing” like this can be annoying – and I respect every individual’s right to feel annoyed! But the truth is that I […]

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Why Gen-Eds and Breadth Requirements Matter

Written on January 20th, 2017

As the popularity of vocational schools rises and that of traditional four-year universities falls, a lot of things are happening in the world of education. I don’t pretend to be an expert on these trends, but I am in a prime position at a renowned public university to observe some of the changes among the […]

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Your Suppose To Know What You Should Of Done

Written on December 20th, 2016

As I scroll through my social media feeds lately, I’ve been noticing more and more grammatical mistakes than ever. Some of the most bothersome to me are featured in the title of this post: employing the wrong form of your, using suppose instead of supposed, and replacing the contraction of “should have” with the words […]

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The Sizes of Fish and Ponds

Written on December 13th, 2016

When I was in high school I was often told that I was a “big fish in a little pond”. My experience with secondary education was a good one, full of AP classes and reasonably good grades and not too much stress, all things considered. From an early age I was regarded by my peers […]

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Why Should I Check My Privilege If I’m Not Racist?

Written on December 12th, 2016

I am a white upper-class woman. I never owned slaves, and neither did my parents or my grandparents. I can’t control the socioeconomic status into which I was born any more than anyone else can. I may not be racist, but I still check my privilege – and I think we all should. I feel […]

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