Today is 'No Politics Wednesday' on my imaginary calendar. What should we discuss? How about my self isolation project? I believe in turning every spare minute into an opportunity for self-improvement. When I drive, I practice my French with an audiobook, when I’m— hmm, that’s all I can think of. We are at a transitional … Continue reading My Home Isolation Project
While the kleptocrats in control of our political system have wielded their power to widen the wealth gap, the ultra rich have rigged the future for their underachieving offspring by gifting them Ivy League College admissions that likely come with matching ill gotten diplomas. Let’s be honest, this shocking college admissions scandal is nothing new. … Continue reading Cheaters Never Prosper… If They Get Caught
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." ~ Benjamine Franklin Most countries in the civilized world see education as a necessary investment in their future, crucial for financial success and competitiveness. Most countries do, but not all. What kind of a country doesn't value education, making it a luxury affordable only to an elite … Continue reading Wealth Gap Spreads with Cuts to Education
Prettily situated on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, The University of California, Berkeley is a prestigious school affiliated with over 70 Nobel Laureates whose areas of expertise include physics, chemistry, economics, and literature. The school accepts only the brightest 17% of the population, and shakes down in-state residents for $35k while outsiders … Continue reading What is Going On at Berkeley?
United Airlines is having a bad month. Actually that statement is mild— they're in the middle of a public relations nightmare. https://youtu.be/rVQcXR2HVhw Viral videos circulating this week of a passenger dragged off an oversold airplane, and the photos of his bloodied face after hitting a few armrests along the way, have sent twitter a flutter … Continue reading Opinion of an Airline Employee
Spring is in the air, and that means showers, flowers, and great power— which, (as Spiderman's uncle says), comes with great responsibility. The power I speak of is the power of choice. It's time for college students everywhere to decide what to do with the coming school year: stay on course–maintain speed, transfer somewhere with … Continue reading Spring and the Depths of College Debt