Articles by Rebecca John
Oct. 27, 2017
Face the uncomfortable
This month the public school district of Biloxi, Mississippi, came to the decision that “To Kill a Mockingbird” contains language too “uncomfortable” for middle school students to handle. As such, they are removing it from the curriculum.
Oct. 6, 2017
Kneel for your rights
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Sep. 15, 2017
It’s okay to change majors
I applied to Drexel University as a biology major. Once I was accepted to Drexel, I decided that perhaps mechanical engineering would be the major for me. What did I know? Despite all that time trying to get into college, I never stopped to think about what I would want to do once I actually there. In high school, I excelled in the classroom in most areas, but which would I turn into a career? Like the millions across the globe applying to college, I was asked to decide the trajectory of my entire professional and academic career by checking a box on the Common Application. By the spring of my freshman year, I had endured two terms and 40 credits of the engineering sequence and realized that I hated it. Engineering wasn’t exactly how I had imagined it, and why would it have been? I loved my AP Physics and Calculus classes in high school, but beyond that, I had no exposure to the engineering profession.
Aug. 11, 2017
Policy changes in 140 characters or less
Is President Trump’s use of Twitter to announce significant policy changes a move towards transparency or a distraction from the what’s really happening in Washington?