Theoretical Interlude: The Confluence of Student and Activist Identitites

  After looking back at two notable student movements in recent history in my last two pieces: The Affordability of Education and Campus Unrest Part 1, I want to conduct a thought experiment: How might different aspects of being a student influence one (or many) to take on the role of an activist?  How do the identities […]

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More Rain, Less Drain: The Sunny Side of Folk

  Folk music has a reputation for being boring, droll, or sometimes, downright miserable. Strumming, acoustic banjo solo this. Heartbreak that. Insert metaphor about the Ancient Greeks that almost makes sense…here.  While these might be conventions of the genre, it’s good to get away from the doom. And how do you do that? Go for […]

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What Computer Science Tells Us About Technology and the Job Market

  Technology engulfs our lives. Since the birth of the steam engine in the 1830s, we haven’t looked back. However, the excitement that marked the unprecedented profits brought on by the Industrial Revolution slowly transformed into unease about the future of manual labor. Today technology critics, economists, and policy makers alike are concerned with the […]

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