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Equity: Learning with ARHS

(Siraj Sindhu)–I grew up in New York’s state public school system, and attended a high school that was notably featured on the state Education Department’s “schools in need of improvement” … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Raising the (Green) Roof

(Monica Cesinger)– “Do you feel doomed?” my long-time friend Sophie asked me last week over dinner, when the conversation had turned to conservation. My friend Scott and I looked at … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons from Local Agriculture

( Siraj Sindhu)– “Mubarak was a despot—there was no free speech or free elections—so the Egyptians protested and rioted to overthrow him.” -Overheard at Book & Plow Farm I admit … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E: The High-Stakes Culture of Spelling Bees

(Siraj Sindhu)– I’m sure you’ve seen them. Those really nerdy little kids, standing nervously up on stage, clinging onto those cardboard placards emblazoned with numbers and names as if each … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

What I Learned from the Open Curriculum

(Anna Seward)– I am not the kind of senior who has gotten particularly nostalgic about Amherst. This is not to say I’m ungrateful for the great professors, resources, or opportunities … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Living in the Shadows in America

(Sharline Dominguez)– We all know that immigration is a hotly debated issue in the United States. We have listened to President Obama speak on television about comprehensive immigration reform alongside … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

What I Learned in Econ 111

(Marie Lambert)– Because I have learned—I promise. Every day, I walk around campus and look at it with the eyes of an economist, albeit a somewhat myopic one. I may … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 7 Comments
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