The Question Why: Is Our Education System Failing Us?

By MICHAEL ZINN May 24, 2018 “I’d like to make a request of our educators: please welcome the question “why,” and even go so far as to encourage it.” A few days ago, I was showing several professors a presentation…

Once Upon a White Male Professor

By JANIS MAHNURE May 12, 2018 “This brilliant man who was intrigued by me but not enough to hear me out. Just enough to reel me in and spit out his reality.” Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience, and…

Going to a CUNY: Not Your Average Experience

By: ITTECA KHAN March 12, 2018 “CUNY is made up of many well renowned and respected universities that give our nation’s top private schools a run for their money. This school system aims to provide high quality and affordable education…

A Teacher Recounts The Story of Her Most Memorable Student

By SAIMA USMANI February 7th, 2018 “This girl was mean and this girl was angry.” She was a skinny little 3rd grader of Kashmiri ancestry, with a father doing business overseas and a very young, very harried mother. For those of you who…

Cycle of History: A Four-Line Saying

By ARJUN MENON January 31, 2018 “The Cycle of History; The Cycle of Life” No country, institution, government, or civilization of power is immune to the cycle of history. The cycle of life.   “Hard times bring forth strong men. Strong…

Growth Mindset: How You Can Ace This Semester

BY VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY October 11, 2017 “When people with fixed mindsets err, they’re crushed. Their disappointment at their perceived failure overshadows any possibility of them being able to learn from it; conversely, those with a growth mindset are able to focus…

It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go to College?

By MIRA ZASLOVE August 30, 2017 “Going to a top college can open some doors, but it won’t keep them open. Similarly, not going to a top college can close some doors, but it won’t keep them closed.“ It’s been…

What is Girls Who Code and Why You Should Join it

By CATELEN WU August 16, 2017 “It’s a nonprofit national organization that gathers girls together and teaches them how to code. Its goal is to close the gender gap in technology fields.” When you hear the words “computer science,” “software…

May The Curve be With You: How To Survive Finals Week

By ITTECA KHAN April 24, 2017 “With the much feared finals week approaching, here are some ways to cry, give up and pull it all together, just in time for summer break.”   1. Accept that you will not sleep,…

The Era of DeVos: Guns, Grizzly Bears and No Plans

By FATAMA ZOHRA February 9, 2017 “This new era will bring many changes, and parents, educators, and students alike will have no choice but to adapt to it.” Betsy DeVos, a “crusader” for education may just leave our children’s schooling…