Our current system effectively provides a tiered system where academic flexibility is only available to those with the means to pursue it.
But today, the College’s Program in General Education—the modern successor of the original distribution requirements—fails to match the vision set forth by Lowell.
Even as the reaction to them raises significant questions about the nature of final clubs, we need to have a more sincere dialogue than these websites can possibly create.
But beyond the influence of money, connections, and privilege on our elected officials, consider too how these factors influence their staffs: Unpaid internships exist as a huge privilege for the well-to-do in getting jobs in government.
At some point during the 11-hour flight between Miami and Santiago, a realization finally struck me—I was travelling to the Southern Hemisphere.
Perhaps the only comparison I can make between Valparaíso and a U.S. city would be to call it a cross between San Francisco and Detroit (though smaller than both).
I am not quite an adult—I can tell by how the conversation often focuses on me, the way adults talk to children.
Before this trip, the word “Italy” alone would stir my imagination, bringing to my mind some romanticized caricature of rainbow buildings and gondola-filled canals.
In order for there to be true body acceptance, we need to end the double standards.
If Planned Parenthood isn’t making any profits off their tissue donations or conducting illegal abortions, then they don’t have anything to hide.
We felt very French, celebrating Bastille Day with fresh baguettes, cheese, and macaroons.
Historical research can be fascinating and beautiful and challenging and mysterious, but the first time I learned that wasn’t in an archive. It was in a theater.
Later, while I sipped tomato soup alone for dinner in my dorm, I decided I was a gluttonous fraud. I blamed it on my hijab.