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Alumna response to SU Administration handling of THE General Body

Dear Syracuse University Administration: Students are not inconveniences, they are your livelihood: start acting like it and respond accordingly. Take down the walls, both the literal one assembled this morning and the more figurative ones you believe exist between upper-level … Continue reading

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How the American Dream is still hurting us

“You’ve got 3 million jobs right now that nobody wants,” Mike Rowe stated speaking with Bill MaherĀ about the skills gap and hit upon some of the issues with our educational system. Rowe’s experience with Dirty Jobs has shown him that … Continue reading

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Girls become women: Breaking social norms – how to do it

Read this: How to talk to little girls At younger and younger ages, girls are (overly) body conscious, so much so that they worry about getting fat at age three… yes, three. With so many unrealistic social messages about women’s … Continue reading

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Diamonds: Pulling the wool over love’s eyes

Last week I read an article that summarized all that is wrong with the diamond industry fairly well. Dhar wrote “Diamonds are a sham and it’s time we stop getting engaged with them,” for Business Insider, where the lack of … Continue reading

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One hand in my pocket…

and for many of our Congressional members, the other one seems to be thwarting the Legislative branch of government in the US. I will be very pleased when the day comes – if it ever does – when money does … Continue reading

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“Shot rings out in the Memphis sky…”

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day 45 years ago, … Continue reading

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“You look great! Did you lose weight?” – Social shaming in disguise

The summer between my first and second year of college I came down with mono. I had been working around 30 hours a week and was around a lot of new people and staying up late. In the course of … Continue reading

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Creativity crushers: Standardized testing as early as kindergarten

I have many issues with standardized testing and I think that at some point, I’ll write a post to outline some of them and perhaps provide research-based evidence as to how ineffective they really are. However, for now, this principal … Continue reading

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