Government must not give up on Head Start programs


Every person deserves a chance, and some even deserve to have a head start in the right direction. With recent cuts to the federal program Head Start that provides underprivileged children with instructional preschool, however, the chance to rise out of cyclical poverty through education might be taken away. In the current climate of the […]

Reality shows shouldn’t exploit their subjects


Much of my identity has been shaped by Lindsay Lohan — or shall I say, the more wholesome Lindsay Lohan. As a small child, I watched The Parent Trap almost every day until my mother, an onlooker with less exposure than I, could even recite the words. Freaky Friday marked my third-grade existence; I wanted […]

Media must embrace more diverse role models


I’ll be the first to admit that the past few months have been busy, leaving me with little time for basic needs such as doing laundry. So it comes as no surprise that I didn’t have a chance to sit down and catch the Academy Awards live. I did, however, manage to sneak a peek […]

College Board revisions level the SAT playing field


High school students can finally rejoice — the days of mandatory essays, obscure vocabulary and quarter-point guessing penalties are long gone. On Wednesday, College Board President David Coleman announced a series of changes to the SAT set to take effect in 2016, according to The New York Times. Though the long-criticized college entrance exam will […]

College Board’s new SAT policies must be revised


The SATs might now seem like eons ago for college students, but for those who are just now preparing for it, big changes are ahead. On Wednesday, College Board announced that the test would be redesigned to correspond more to the material learned in high school. Though the current test is not the best assessment […]

Senate wrong to block civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile


According to every Republican, as well as seven politically weak Democrats in the Senate, defending an African American man from the death penalty is enough to disqualify someone from leading the civil rights division of the United States Justice Department. Yesterday, the Senate voted 52 to 47 to prevent moving to a final vote on […]