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High School Education Kills Shakespeare All Over Again

High School Education Kills Shakespeare All Over Again

High school analysis of Shakespeare both misses the point of his works and causes many people to dislike them — but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Oct 29, 2019

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

Internships Have Become Intimidation Tactics

Internships Have Become Intimidation Tactics

Boasting about internships has become an intimidation tactic to signal position in the college hierarchy, and exaggerating internship experience has become more important than the internships themselves.
Oct 7, 2019

The search for summer internships is underway, and I have found myself constantly overwhelmed by the exaggeration of success on the part of fellow college students in career discussion....

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

South Africa’s Gender-Based Violence Needs Our Attention

South African women have something to say. It’s time we listened to them.
Sep 15, 2019

This past week, my social media feed has been ablaze with friends and family voicing their outrage about the escalation of gender-based violence back home in South Africa. The...

Sisters & Daughters. (Courtesy the Artist and Blain|Southern.
Photo by Adam Reich.)

Entrancing, Enchanting and Immersive: Rachel Howard Solo Exhibition Opens in Chelsea

Rachel Howard is a tour de force, as evidenced by her new exhibition at Blain|Southern New York.
Sep 12, 2019

British artist Rachel Howard recently launched her solo exhibition, open from Sept. 6-Oct. 26 at Blain|Southern New York, a prominent international gallery on West 25th Street....