How Exploring the Humanities in College Will Benefit You

How Exploring the Humanities in College Will Benefit You

“You’ll never get a job.” “What are you even going to do with that degree?” “Why are you even in college? The humanities aren’t something…

Do Liberal Arts Degrees Really Earn Less Money Later On?

Do Liberal Arts Degrees Really Earn Less Money Later On?

As a liberal arts student, the most common question I’m forced to field from family, friends, prospective students, and others is the question of profession,…

Op-Ed: Sweet Briar’s Closing and the Student Loans Bubble

Op-Ed: Sweet Briar’s Closing and the Student Loans Bubble

On March 4, Sweet Briar College announced that it would be closing permanently at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The board of directors…

Op-Ed: Faulty Divisions in the Education System

Op-Ed: Faulty Divisions in the Education System

At least in the American education system, there remains an unquestioned and unwarranted deep division between mental and manual labor and learning. You either go…

Humanities Major: Asking the Questions That Answer Your Life

Humanities Major: Asking the Questions That Answer Your Life

What is Humanities? Some majors prepare you for a career. Humanities prepares you for life. Humanities is an unusual major. It’s interdisciplinary in a way that…

Excellent Sheep: What I Learned from Meeting William Deresiewicz

Excellent Sheep: What I Learned from Meeting William Deresiewicz

This past summer, the explosive New Republic article “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League” hit social media, garnering many strong responses and discussion….

6 College Films You Need to Watch Before Move-in Day

6 College Films You Need to Watch Before Move-in Day

I don’t know about you guys, but I love me a good collegiate film. Not really “everyone is hammered and wearing a toga” movies (sorry,…

The TP Staff Weighs In: The Craziest Things We’ve Heard During Admissions Season

The TP Staff Weighs In: The Craziest Things We’ve Heard During Admissions Season

Admissions season is a time of stress and anxiety for everyone. The constant feeling of pressure put on by family, friends and peers is almost…

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