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Op-Ed

Reaching For A Higher Education

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

The alarmingly un-alarming truth is that the U.S. still has some of the highest high school dropout rates among OECD countries despite being one of the most democratic and economically developed, according to The New York Times, which makes the accomplishment of completing an education in the “Land of Opportunity” all the more a testament to personal responsibility.

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Op-Ed

Responsible Feminism

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

Although the suffrage and the 1960s feminist movements gave American women both the civil freedom and equality for which they long yearned, it did not eradicate the subconscious belief that being a woman is an impediment meant to be overcome. In fact, the idea of feminism has become so misconstrued that we are now grappling with three unintentional repercussions that are simultaneously hampering women’s progress in society, eroding childhood for a generation of girls, and leaving them confused on what it means to be a successful woman today.

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Op-Ed

Time Is In Our Hands

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

Time is one of the few things that every sentient creature on Earth experiences equally, in the sense that every minute and day is the same for all and more can’t be bought. In addition, it is the only state of being that we experience that is totally ours to do with as we wish, for time is what the events of our life are made of.

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Opinions

COLUMN: ‘Please Check One’

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

America has come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement 50 years ago. That being said, we are still trying to get past the negative repercussions of centuries of oppression. For this reason, the race/ethnicity survey has taken a position of prominence in the effort against a lack of diversity. In my opinion, though, diversity forms today are ineffective and could possibly be undermining the advances we have made regarding race in America.

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Op-Ed

The Paradox Of Pressing Pause

By: Tiffany Ashtoncourt

Committed at the most clandestine hours of the night with only the individual and his or her computer as witnesses, you know those who have done it and you’re probably one of them, too-let’s talk about procrastination. Procrastination is a little difficult to talk about, not only because of how personally it affects people, but also because of how much of a paradox it is.

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