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Illustration by Ren Rader, guest contributor Hello from abroad, Trinity! This semester, I’ll be writing in from London, as I’ve decided to join about 40 percent of students (according to an email from Dr. Katsuo Nishikawa Chavez, director of the Center for International Engagement) who study abroad during their time at Trinity. Although I haven’t quite arrived in the UK by the time I’m writing this, I’ve already navigated various obstacles that I wasn’t necessarily...

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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...