The Single Story of Michael Brown: The Global Narratives of Racialized America

The Single Story of Michael Brown: The Global Narratives of Racialized America

I am not here today to make a political analysis of the grand jury that refused to indict Darren Wilson. I am not here to…

Summer Abroad in Greece: Life Lessons Learned

Summer Abroad in Greece: Life Lessons Learned

This summer I was given a fantastic opportunity to study abroad with Duke University in Greece. Fittingly enough, the course was titled “The History of…

Op-Ed: Understanding the Nerdy Try-Hard Freshman

Op-Ed: Understanding the Nerdy Try-Hard Freshman

The first semester of my freshmen year at Duke University, I took Earth and Ocean Sciences 101, titled “The Dynamic Earth.” This class covered the…

TP’s Guide to Getting Ahead on Your College Essays

TP’s Guide to Getting Ahead on Your College Essays

Hello, college seniors! (Don’t worry, even if you’re not a college senior, you can still read this article). I hope your summer has been going…

Understanding Privilege, Chapter 3

Understanding Privilege, Chapter 3

“I have a gay cousin from Alaska, can I set the two of you up?” “Uh, sure…?” The funniest part is that this conversation has…

Understanding Privilege, Chapter 2

Understanding Privilege, Chapter 2

A little while ago, we discussed what privilege exactly was, and how it affects various members of society. Today, we will talk about how privilege…

Op-Ed: Understanding Privilege, Chapter 1

Op-Ed: Understanding Privilege, Chapter 1

During my study abroad trip this summer, I met an interesting young woman who hailed from the heart of Georgia. She is a rising junior…

The 3 Parts of Freshman Orientation (& How to Conquer All of Them)

The 3 Parts of Freshman Orientation (& How to Conquer All of Them)

First off, let me begin with earnest congratulations to all high school seniors. From extracurriculars to applications to tests on tests on tests, you did…

4 Tips on Mastering Your AP Studio Art Portfolio

4 Tips on Mastering Your AP Studio Art Portfolio

Are you scheduled to take AP Studio Art some time during your high school career? If that’s the case, I have some valuable tips to…

The 4 W’s of Pre-College Summer Programs

The 4 W’s of Pre-College Summer Programs

Are you considering participating in a pre-college program over the summer? Before my senior year of high school, I went to the Ivy Scholars Program at…

Writer? Speaker? Check Out Slam Poetry!

Writer? Speaker? Check Out Slam Poetry!

The all-too-shallow days of Shakespearean sonnets are over. Those countless, precious hours you spent deciphering the meter or the rhyme scheme or the whatever of…

In Defense of Vocational/Trade Schools

In Defense of Vocational/Trade Schools

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela. With this quote in mind, I have a question:…

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