Student Loan Debt Isn’t Just a Problem for Millennials

It seems like most articles I write include a mention of student debt because it’s having such a crippling effect on my generation, but this may be the first time I realized I needed to write an entire article dedicated to debt. I’m going to establish a few things first so I don’t get the … Continued

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Has the College Cafeteria Become Another Campus ‘Safe Space?’

Last Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal ran a story entitled, “College Activists March on the Cafeteria: What Do We Want? Hydroponic Cilantro!” With a headline like that, one could be forgiven for thinking college activists are actually marching on cafeterias demanding hydroponic cilantro. Don’t worry—they’re not. They are, however, continuing to push colleges across the … Continued

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How the Ivy League Lost Sight of What Matters

Earlier this summer, I attended a two-week summer philosophy course that included many students from Ivy League universities. It didn’t take long for me to realize that although these students were brilliant, they seemed to be receiving an education that was harming them. I learned that Ivy League schools have lost sight of what matters … Continued

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In Praise of Squalor – at Least in College Housing

The wine stain on the carpet looks like Turkey, a little Anatolian plateau in vintage purple—or maybe it’s the head of a chubby theropod. It matches the picture of Atatürk hanging on the wall in its shabby frame, forever winked at by Lana Del Rey from a ragged-edged poster covered in the signatures of distinguished … Continued

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What Liberal Students Could Learn from Conservatives: Politeness

It’s college graduation season, when students put childhood behind them and commence their adult lives, the lives for which college was supposed to prepare them. As we know, however, college is increasingly infantilizing students, insulating them from other viewpoints and making them less prepared to take on adulthood, at least on many liberal campuses. Conservative … Continued

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Princeton’s Surreal “Diversity Training” for Students

We live in the age of inclusion where we are to be welcomed and treated equally, but, paradoxically, we are all to be labeled clearly so that everyone knows what status we may embody. Take college campuses, the incubator of liberalism gone amok. So-called “diversity training” has attempted to make students painfully aware of all … Continued

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