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Commentary: The Price of Free Speech
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Commentary: The Price of Free Speech

On October 2, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed. Still, over three weeks after his death, our government has done little more than make statements to the press. The United States is known as a bastion of free speech, which includes freedom of the press. If we are truly adamant about protecting this right,…

Commentary: Problems with Discussion-Based Learning
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Commentary: Problems with Discussion-Based Learning

Most of us have an image of the stereotypically shy student in our mind. A student who is reluctant to speak in class for fear that they might make an error, one who needs to be prompted several times by the teacher before they contribute. Most people are quick to attribute these students’ shy tendencies…

Commentary: Running Into the Rain
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Commentary: Running Into the Rain

Cross country is a sport that never stops. Whether it be a blazing summer day or a chilly autumn afternoon, we always hit the trail sparing little regard for the sweat that will drench us. As one of my forerunners used to say, there have been times when the team would wish for earthquakes, divine…

Commentary: Learned Labels
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Commentary: Learned Labels

Many of us have heard impassioned arguments about “learning styles.” Whether determined by online quizzes, personal reflection, or teachers’ judgement, students all over the world know if they are auditory, visual, hands-on, or reading learners. These distinct categories often shape their study habits and academic choices. Yet a large body of research suggests that constraining…

Commentary: The Chinese Tourist Phenomenon
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Commentary: The Chinese Tourist Phenomenon

When people imagine ideal tourists, the polite and respectful ones, massive hoards of Chinese tourists are definitely not what comes to mind. There is a pervasive yet unspoken stereotype surrounding Chinese tourists that regards them as rude, culture-disrespecting, and pushy. Chinese tourists are painted as people who know nothing about the refined practices of Western…

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