Op-Ed: What It’s Like to Be the Political Minority on a College Campus

Op-Ed: What It’s Like to Be the Political Minority on a College Campus

The Prospect’s usual political article disclaimer: This piece reflects the views of the writer and not the views of the entire TP staff. For the first…

Why We Need to Talk About Combating Academic Arrogance

Why We Need to Talk About Combating Academic Arrogance

Academic achievement is a bit like the acquisition of wealth. It means everything up to a certain point, after which it becomes utterly meaningless (well,…

6 Ways Your RA Can Help You in College

6 Ways Your RA Can Help You in College

Your Resident Advisor (RA) may be the most important resource you have at college. Not only can they provide you with vital information regarding how…

Bilingualism & Education: Not Having Parents Who Speak English Well

Bilingualism & Education: Not Having Parents Who Speak English Well

When I was around six years old and my family moved to the U.S., my parents’ grip on the English language was not very firm….

The Lives of the Underachievers

The Lives of the Underachievers

You can find them in the classroom when an exam is approaching; While everybody else is studying, they might have decided now is a good…

The Concerned Student’s Guide to Switching Classes

The Concerned Student’s Guide to Switching Classes

If you are like me, and not a fan of change, the thought of altering your course schedule can be a pain. A new class…

The Unnecessary Number That is Class Rank

The Unnecessary Number That is Class Rank

Test scores, extracurricular activities, volunteer hours, grades, GPA, and…what is it, again? I can’t seem to think of it…Oh, of course, class rank! Yes, that…

A Lesson in Academic Competition: Hard Workers Are the Brilliant Ones

A Lesson in Academic Competition: Hard Workers Are the Brilliant Ones

I was panicking last weekend, guys. I had two essay tests the upcoming Monday, and I was terrified. One of them was a Science Fiction…

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