• University Voices Submission Box

      Our world is changing all the time, and we rely on quality journalism in order to understand it. We want to know what you think! See this week’s prompt and click [here] for archived prompts. _________________________________________________________________________________

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  • The Climate Change Conversation Revisited

    By Allie Skalnik To talk about climate change, we have to first acknowledge the facts. Gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor are the largest contributors to the greenhouse effect. Now, the greenhouse effect is essential for human life on Earth, as its property of trapping heat on the Earth’s surface means we aren’t […]

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  • Why Is Discussing Mental Health Important?

    By Avani Papadopoulos We’re always asking our family and friends how they feel on a certain day, but do we really recognize the importance of asking “How are you today?” Those words are pretty impactful and can mean a lot to people who are having a stressful day or are going through a difficult period […]

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  • What Sawkill Girls Says About YA Literature

    By Allie Skalnik I’m someone who can work my way through nearly any book, in grueling half an hour segments no matter how uninteresting. But when I really love a book, you better believe I’m spending the next fourteen hours on it: sleep is for the weak. Sawkill Girls ranked somewhere in between those two […]

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  • Lessons Learned from Code.org Founder & CEO Hadi Partovi

    By: Caine Ardayfio This article was originally posted on Medium: Read it Here The Beginnings Nearing the end of 2020, I was lucky enough to interview the co-founder and CEO of Code.org: Hadi Partovi. Code.org is a global non-profit working to expand participation in computer science. Having served over 720 million students with over 1 billion hours of computer […]

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  • The Model Minority Myth

    By Allie Skalnik When people use the phrase ‘model minority’, they are usually referring to a racial minority that is perceived to hold a higher socioeconomic status than other minority groups. But this phrase holds many important connotations as well. In addition to socioeconomic status, it is not uncommon for the perceived privilege of model […]

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  • Is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test Accurate?

    By Avani Papadopoluos The Myers-Briggs Personality Test measures psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. However, is it really accurate and justifiable to say that this test can determine your personality?   To answer this, first we have to take a step back and understand what personality is. The Google dictionary […]

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  • What is a Strong Female Character?

    By Allie Skalnik “Strong female character”. The phrase seems to have devolved into a buzzword more than anything empowering or meaningful. But after watching one too many teenage rom coms grasping at female empowerment with, as a friend put it, “usually white, straight, smart, sassy, etc.” leads (she’s not like other girls), I found myself […]

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