The Unsung Struggle of Liberal Studies

When you’re a first-year in Liberal Studies, icebreakers are a depressing affair. Between the standard questions (“Where are you from?” or “How do you...

New York City Must Help Its Homeless Children

Since last year, over 114,000 New York City public school students have continued to struggle with homelessness, and nearly 38,000 live in shelters. Recent...

High School Education Kills Shakespeare All Over Again

Even mentioning Shakespeare carries such negative connotations for college students that some readers may have already lost interest in this article. The idea of...

A Toast to Teachers

Once upon a time, in the mystical land of Fair Pay, teachers were paid a livable wage. They didn’t have to work three jobs...

The Myth of Unpaid Internships

The 2020 Democratic primary has presented a plethora of candidates, each one pledging to improve the political and social dysfunction in the United States....

NYU Should Give Students Days Off for Mental Health

Recently, legislation was introduced into the New York State Senate that would allow public school students to take days off for their mental health....
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Paywalls Contribute to the Gatekeeping of Information

It’s the eternal struggle of trying to read The New York Times online. One article, three articles, five articles, then you hit a paywall,...

Banning Laptops Is an Accessibility Issue

“The Chronicle of Higher Education” claims that students who write out their notes learn and absorb information better than using a laptop. As a...

GSOC’s Newest Fight for Survival

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board proposed redefining graduate students as nonworkers, effectively stripping them of their right to unionize. The proposal wouldn’t...

The US Needs a General Strike

Three years ago, graduate students earned the right to unionize. A new proposal from the National Labor Relations Board seeks to take that right...

The Traces of Voluntourism in Project Outreach

When I applied to college, I sat at a desk for hours, crafting the most alluring answers for my application. I tried to emphasize...

A Colony in Disguise: Puerto Rico’s Anthem

As a Puerto Rican, my elementary school principal would gather all students from kindergarten through fifth grade in the school yard. From the heat...
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