One of the most powerful ways that marginalized groups can affect their status on the fringe is through education. Yet education is often one of the difficult hoops that marginalized groups most jump through in order to see actual upwards progress. Many schools were not well enough equipped to handle gifted students as well as the rest of student […]

            Self-help literature is generally perceived as an American cultural literacy and a socioeconomic phenomenon, however, this could change. As an American cultural literacy, self-help is prolific in American bookstores, libraries, and online retail websites. As a socioeconomic phenomenon, it has become a multi-billion dollar business. Unique attributes of American society such as capitalism, individualism, […]

Hace unos años, no fuese capaz de construir en español esta frase tan simple.  Not many years ago I would have been incapable of constructing in Spanish the relatively simple  sentence above.  Even know, after nine years of study, it does not always come as easily to me as English, my first and only language […]

My grandmother makes fun of me because I can never find a paid internship during the summer. Last summer was no exception, as I accepted another unpaid internship with a new blogging website for women called Spike the Watercooler. I was very motivated by the thought of creating a communal writing outlet for women, but […]

The Danger of MOOCs

April 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are the fastest growing trend in education. In 2003 college students taking at least one MOOC made up only 11.7% of the total enrolled student population, in 2011 they made up 32%. Supporters of MOOCs praise this growth saying it shows the growing democratization and spread of college education. However, […]

             Often considered the queen of comedy, Joan Rivers has been working in the business for almost 40 years and at the age of 79, she still will not let anyone bring her down. As one of the first female legends of comedy, she has influenced many other women in comedy and has set the […]

Imagine a college in the present day where every student who went there was digitally illiterate. Not only are they unable to read information from a computer, but they are also incapable to navigate or communicate through any type of digital device. If none of them developed the skills to effectively use digital technology, would […]

  The digital native has many imaginations. From the simple understanding of anybody born after the 1980’s to the more nuanced idea of the born digital generation, the definition of the digital native has been shaped by various assumptions. More specifically, this person is assumed to be young and to have grown up with digital […]

“Nancy, what are you thinking about? You’ve been so quiet,” said George Fayne, a thin short-haired girl who was proud of her boy’s name. “Yes, Nancy, what’s going on?” chimed in George’s cousin, Bess Marvin, a blond girl who was always talking about going on a diet. “Tell us!” Nancy, a pretty eighteen-year-old with strawberry […]

So I was originally dead set on not doing a gender-centric paper for this final assignment. I always do something related to women’s roles or sexuality. Time for a change right? Wrong! But my original idea, which was to talk about how blogging has helped to change our rhetoric, is not mutually exclusive to my […]

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