Revolutionary sentiments against capitalism are eventually grabbed at, desperately, as a last resort to fend off the market forces that define the global economy.
The populace is ill-equipped at rigorously filtering through the wildfire of information produced by the digital age.
The bombardment of new and accessible information has created a new standard of incomprehensible intellectual turnover—what was relevant yesterday will be irrelevant tomorrow.
Student journalism, much like professional journalism, is essential not only to inform the community but also to hold those in power accountable for their actions.
An important piece of the puzzle has mostly been left out of climate action to date — removing carbon dioxide directly from the biosphere.
Meritocracy, in its simultaneous immeasurability and ubiquity, has also come to justify social inequalities that ought to be attributed to structural issues.
Over the past few decades, academic institutions have strived to create more diverse student bodies. While certainly a commendable aim, many of these efforts have not been motivated not by genuine concern for social progress, but rather by the need to improve optics in our increasingly dogmatic political climate. To achieve diversity and the social prestige that comes along with it, institutions of higher education have devalued the principles of merit, racial equality, and freedom of expression. In its ideal form, diversity enriches life experiences and can drive the advancement of technology. But current initiatives to increase diversity are unsustainable and dangerous when they cast aside common sets of principles that are essential for creating healthy multicultural communities.
The key is that we should not be funneling undergraduates into more “practical” or “employable” majors, but rather equipping all students with an education that’s practical and employable.
But I don’t think he changed so much as he settled, accepting a cynical worldview and placing no stock in the possibility of a radically different American society.
While psychology is still a budding seed, it isn’t hard to imagine it firmly planting itself in the garden of hard sciences. As with most sciences before it, psychology can and must transition from the realm of conjecture to the realm of calculation.
Sure, our parents may have smoked hash in public parks and spent the eighties enjoying the various pleasures of the early days of Wall Street, but for Gen Z, carnality is synonymous with culture.
Porn, as a whole, is never ‘just fucking’. Even something that appears to be ‘just fucking’, it’s still fucking with the camera placed just so, your bodies placed just so, and it’s choreographed! Even if you wanna make it seem completely authentic, that also is a choice.
ChatGPT cares not whether the class is STEM or humanities. A discussion post? Done. A programming assignment? Easy. A math problem? No problem.
There is a warm undercurrent of comfort in knowing that your very essence is beyond natural material and that the thing that breathed that essence into you, whatever it is, carries an inaccessible depth of knowledge—a purview that life is always acting toward your well-being, no matter how bad it may appear.
In the 2010s, panic swept across elite private high schools in the US. These institutions, designed to usher bourgeois coastal city offspring into the most elite colleges possible, were experiencing unprecedented rates of suicide within their student bodies.
Hook-up culture, a consequence of a movement dedicated to sexual liberation, has morphed into one of the few remaining patriarchal structures where women ultimately compromise their desires for the benefit of men.
Instead of crafting the most appealing advertisements, they now create the most “woke” campaigns possible.
It has become apparent that colleges have failed to cultivate the flourishing atmosphere of open discourse that they claim to promote.
As banal blockbusters increase their stranglehold on the film industry, it leaves the moviegoing public gasping for air.
We tend to overlook suffering that we don’t have to engage with on a regular basis, regardless of how bad it is.
When you only hear about a group of people through the news, our brains have the dangerous habit of turning them into abstractions.
Despite the convenience and accessibility of music via modern streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, one old-school method has seen a recent resurgence in popularity: vinyl.
If you’re a philosophy professor who has read the entirety of Marx and dreams of a communist utopia, I want to hear your opinion. If you’re a history professor who studies the collapse of the Soviet Union and hates communism with a burning passion, I want you to hear your opinion too. I’m not paying $50,000 in tuition for you to dance around your true thoughts.
Although their nature is fiercely debated by modern academics, romantic friendships played a significant role in the culture of women’s colleges and the individual lives of nineteenth and twentieth century students.
Why would the best player in his class play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference over the SEC?