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Embarking on a Social Media Cleanse

I thought social media cleanses were bullsh*t too, until I tried it. A "social media cleanse" or a "digital detox" is a "period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic connecting devices such as smartphones and computers." Using my phone during moments of boredom wasn't contributing anything meaningful, so I wanted to…

Kids Coddled By Wealth & The Implications of the College Admissions Scandal

Yes, even Aunt Becky is being accused of participating in the college admissions scandal. While this news is shocking for some, this didn't come to a shock to my fellow college students and I. We know the system is broken. Colleges, even public universities, are profit-driven. Education at this level has a high market value…

The Ides of March: A Day of Protest

On March 15, 2019, over 1 million students skipped classes to protest inaction on climate change. These protests occurred across the globe from North America to Australia. This movement was spurred by a courageous 16-year-old student, Greta Thunberg, who is now being nominated for a Nobel Prize. I was able to attend one of these…

Southwestern Advantage Taking Advantage of Students

Southwestern Advantage is one of the oldest direct sales businesses which began in 1855. The company recruits college students across the nation to independently sell educational materials such as textbooks and software. Southwestern Advantage has been banned from recruiting at multiple colleges such as Harvard University, the University of Idaho, and the University of Maryland.…