Lost In Translation: When English Isn’t Your Mother Tongue

Photo From: https://static.pexels.com/photos/203237/pexels-photo-203237.jpeg   “I feel like, I’m like a six year old coming to a place where all the adults live.”   By McKenzie Gallagher and Danielle Ely A college education is a privilege that many students often feel lucky to ‘survive’. Can anyone say finals week? Higher education is tough. Chances are, if […]

Basically, We’re All Freaking Out

2016 has been quite the year. Donald Trump. Brexit. Philando Castile. Dallas. The future is uncertain for many, particularly Millennials, who are looking for solid ground on which to build their lives, which up until now have existed only in the dependent or academic categories. Basically, we’re all freaking out. Enter the “safe space,” a […]

Agriculture-land of opportunity

In the early 1900’s, American agriculture began its development in farm machinery and technology. The 18th century included oxen and horses for power, crude wooden plows, all sowing by hand, cultivating by hoe, hay and grain cutting with a sickle, and threshing with a flail. But later on, the commercial fertilizers increased annually. Then came the big […]

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Does Safe Space Hinder Higher Learning?

Trigger warnings, safe spaces, and political correctness are among the three most controversial topics surrounding higher education. This January, Northwestern University’s president Morton Schapiro wrote an article in which he defended safe spaces on their campus. He explains, “experts tell me that students don’t fully embrace uncomfortable learning unless they are themselves comfortable. Safe spaces […]

Should Art Education Be the First to Go in Curriculum Cuts?

Art education–including music, theater, dance, drawing, painting, or sculpture–is integral to any well-rounded curriculum. Despite the nagging need for budget cuts that have plagued America’s public school systems in the past decade, arts education should not be the first classes to go. Education is molding the future of this country and it is the public […]

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Pui Tak: Chinatown, Immigration, and Wendy Yong

Pui Tak is nestled in the old part of Chicago’s Chinatown. Inside the distinctively Chinese architecture children and adult voices intermingle in various dialects. Since 1915, this organization has served new Chinese and other Mandarin-speaking immigrants here in America. The transition for them is often difficult. On Saturday mornings, Pui Tak offers one-on-one tutoring classes […]