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It’s no secret that the U.S. education system is fundamentally flawed in more ways than I can write in one or even thousands of columns. From our shameful teacher salaries to our overwhelming need to put kids into boxes and reduce them to numbers based on standardized test scores, the U.S. has a lot of work to do. Besides our overemphasis on testing, there are other aspects of the curriculum that we fail to recognize...

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This May, my first year of Trinity comes to a close. Papers from long-forgotten classes will be thrown into the trash, friends will be said goodbye to, a scary-looking food particle from behind the fridge that looks like a squid will finally be exorcised of evil. As I write this article, I’m sitting in the library where I’ve ordered upwards of 100 environmentally-friendly hot beverages and wondering where the time has gone (also, where the...

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Trinity University prides itself on being a liberal arts college. This is publicly and proudly displayed all across campus and the university’s website. A key part of Trinity’s curriculum is the pathways program and clusters. According to the website, “Our pathways curriculum blends the liberal arts and sciences with business and pre-professional programs, enriching our writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills.” During the discussion surrounding the implementation of pathways, many questions were raised. One strong issue taken with the...

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Tucked away near the main entryway of Coates Library, the Tiger Learning Commons (TLC), new this year, is the hub of academic support for students on campus. The TLC includes Student Accessibility Services, the Writing Center and the Academic Success office. There’s also a big, open study area that all students can walk in and use. The staff and student workers of the TLC are dedicated to helping students succeed academically, but each person and each...

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“Why should I take a history class, Dr. Tam?” Indeed, this question is one that those of us in the humanities often are forced to address. In a world where our college graduates are increasingly wary of their job prospects in an uncertain economy, an education in history seems at best tangential to students’ broader career goals, and at worst a waste of time. Certainly, few conceptions could be further from the truth. Study after...

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“Alien.” Steve Jobs. “Ex Machina.” The “Mona Lisa.” Sigmund Freud. What do these things have in common? They were all part of the curriculum of one of Trinity’s First-Year Experience courses this past semester. The First-Year Experience, or FYE, is a rite of passage at Trinity: every incoming first-year must sign up for one of 11 topics, ranging from Being Young in Asia to Food Matters and everything in between. The courses are designed to...