Students are increasingly concerned about high costs and decreasing quality in higher education. But a major cause of those problems, the government accreditation system, is less well known. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that hundreds of schools retain accreditation despite low graduation rates and
The following is a letter to the editor from Mohamed Ali, a student of Physics at the University of Rochester.
I am a fan of the West. Alongside many other adherents of Objectivism—the philosophy of Ayn Rand—I celebrate the achievements of Christopher Columbus, venerate the West’s
Kevin was a high school student returning to one of his middle school teachers for tutoring in biology. His assignment required that he memorize the process by which protein is synthesized: “‘Messenger RNA is synthesized by complementary base pairing with deoxyribonucleotides to match a portion
In a recent piece for The Asheboro Courier-Tribune, College of Charleston student, KimberMarie Faircloth asks the question: “What is truth?” In a move that is no longer surprising in the so-called post-truth world we inhabit, Faircloth declares truth to be subjective: “Your truth is not
Derek Magill was a classics major who studied Latin in his free time. He went to school to learn about and discuss big ideas—not simply to find a job. Despite being a model liberal arts student, Magill ended up dropping out.
Magill explains that he dropped
The #Resist movement is gaining steam on a simple narrative: Donald Trump’s election represents the triumph of bigotry. The man serves as an avatar for America’s worst tendencies: racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia. He blows dog whistles to the barbarism of the alt-right. It must be
Recently, several media outlets have made a connection between Ayn Rand and Donald Trump. They have made this link based on an interview in which Trump stated, “It [The Fountainhead] relates to business (and) beauty (and) life and inner emotions. That book relates to
This piece originally appeared in our Fall 2016 Magazine. In it, Celeste Hook, a freshman at Okanagan College in British Columbia compares the teaching methods of her Grade 7 Lit Class with that of her class in Grade 12, and how one helped her see
Uber’s self-interested practice of surge pricing better serves the needs and goals of drivers and riders alike. For that reason, it is a good policy, and we ought to celebrate it.