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    In Legacy Admissions Offer An Advantage – and not Just at Schools like Harvard by Max Larkin, the author gives insight into the what, why, and transitioning away from of legacy in college admissions. As more and

    Problems with College Admissions

    In Legacy Admissions Offer An Advantage - and not Just at Schools like Harvard by Max Larkin, the author gives insight into the what, why, and transitioning away from of legacy in college admissions. As more and more of...

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    • Your post was very interesting and gave me a new perspective regarding how being an alumnae has much to do with racial preference as you stated above, causing much of those who attend to be rich white individuals like how it was back in the day. It is not something that an individual has much control over but more of something you are born with as you stated above. It is also a sad truth that your family background as well as financial background plays a role to your acceptance. This are great points, this website here can further help explain the affects you stated above. https://publicpolicy.wharton.upenn.edu/live/news/2302-impacts-of-lower-socioeconomic-status-on-college

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    Education is widely recognized as one of the most important factors in an individual’s success and ability to mold and change the world around them. With something that is held so sacred in the eyes of the

    College Admissions

    Education is widely recognized as one of the most important factors in an individual's success and ability to mold and change the world around them. With something that is held so sacred in the eyes of the general population,...

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    Around this time every year high school seniors all around the world are hearing back from the colleges they applied to. This time is full of excitement, anxiety, and oftentimes confusion and disappointment that

    College Admissions: Discriminatory Affirmative Action?

    Around this time every year high school seniors all around the world are hearing back from the colleges they applied to. This time is full of excitement, anxiety, and oftentimes confusion and disappointment that is paired with getting denied...

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    • Fascinating stuff. It is really incredible to me that the format of these tests has not changed for such a long time. For a country that claims to be all for educational reform, there has been almost no real action taken. Your investigation points out just how serious the situation is getting since qualified people everywhere are denied a chance in college due to the state of the system. I would encourage you to look into specific cases where affirmative action has caused real problems, either economically or socially, to give more dimension to what is going on.

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    What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything) by Eric Hoover delves into the the volatile and often unfair world of college admissions. The article start by saying that a wide majority of colleges (87%) accept

    A Broken System - College Admissions

    What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything) by Eric Hoover delves into the the volatile and often unfair world of college admissions. The article start by saying that a wide majority of colleges (87%) accept over 50% of their...

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    • I think it’s interesting that you pointed out how students not only feel pressure to do well on the ACT/SAT, but also tend to exaggerate themselves on their applications. I definitely felt that kind of pressure when I was applying for my schools, and I felt that my application didn’t reflect who I am as a person.

    • I love how you discussed factors beyond an applicant’s control, and how they are often deciding factors in that person’s admission. I have personally felt this through the college application process, and felt that certain things out of my control worked against me. It’s frustrating and unfair, and I believe that colleges should reevaluate their admission process. Thank you for sharing!

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    As our generation begin to enter society fully as adults, we face a large number of societal problems, some more glaring than others. One such issue, especially prevalent in Western culture, is the difference in

    Income Inequality

    As our generation begin to enter society fully as adults, we face a large number of societal problems, some more glaring than others. One such issue, especially prevalent in Western culture, is the difference in living conditions between socioeconomic...

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    • I completely agree. Income inequality is one of the most important issues we face. I made a video on the different uses of donation and think that the problem is the lack knowledge on these topics. My video focusses on educated society and I really believe you should check it out at https://povertynyc702223502.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/poverty-in-nyc/. Follow my blog, me and my colleague Aarush make new content every week. Aarush is a brilliant teen battling depression. His family is one that has a long line of poverty and he is really open about. As a child his mom frequently debated giving him up for adoption because of her lack of money. His father died of starvation because he was unable to afford food. His mother died when he was 6 from malaria. Since then Aarush has lived with uncle and is doing a lot better. Our blog’s purpose is to limit the amount of Aarush’s in todays society. Help us both by getting educated and following our blog.

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    To a majority of us, vaccination is that annoying thing we do sometimes when we go to the doctor that makes our arm hurt for a little while, and not much more. However some people, especially parents with young

    Dispelling the Fear of Vaccination

    To a majority of us, vaccination is that annoying thing we do sometimes when we go to the doctor that makes our arm hurt for a little while, and not much more. However some people, especially parents with young...

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    • Parents really have been mislead with their information. Until recently I would just think that it was a bad idea and leave it there. However just recently a child was under medical care for almost two months due to tetanus and the parents refused vaccination to help their kid. That’s just dangerous and now I view that this issue needs to be acted on.

    • Hi, I am a student from Back of the Yards college prep in Chicago studying vaccination and I agree with your post. Parents not taking there kids to get vaccinated can, and I believe already has, created a path for diseases like polio and small pox, which we shouldn’t be worrying about, to appear in the public. Certain states fueling this issue by allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children if it is for religious purposes or even for personal belief. Something that protect people from getting sick should be mandatory not optional.

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    The effectiveness and risks of vaccines are becoming more and more feared by parents with young children, leading to massive health risks for the children and many around them. In an article titled “Vanishing v

    The Risk of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

    The effectiveness and risks of vaccines are becoming more and more feared by parents with young children, leading to massive health risks for the children and many around them. In an article titled “Vanishing vaccinations: why are so many...

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    • This is a very well put together assertion, Sante. You have plenty of information to back up your point that makes you a reliable author. However, I think that you need to cite more of your sources and the ones you do cite need to be claimed by a website or author. Other than that, this is really good.

    • I also heard about these parents having wrong information and treating kids in their own way. I agree with you that they are trying to protect their children’s health but instead they are exposing them to diseases that could be easily avoided. I also hope people get the right information so they no longer goes against vaccines.

    • Sante,
      I really liked how you discussed the irony of the anti-vax movement. A lot of parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children are exposing their kids and others to harmful illnesses. You could include a link to a piece by someone who is anti-vax, just so we can see their thought process. The myths about vaccinations are what drive parents away. You could help debunk certain myths using medical information. Other than that, I agree with you and like how you discussed the topic.

    • Dear Sante,
      I am interested with your post surrounding “The Risk of the Anti-Vaccine Movement,” because of your discussion about why people support the anti-vaccine movement. You also bring up how this support against vaccinating children puts society at a great dilemma.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “By refusing your child a vaccination, you risk them contracting a preventable disease whose treatment could be expensive.” I think this is important to bring up because it highlights the hypocrisy of the anti-vaccination debate.
      Another sentence that I took note of was: “This comes not only from risking the health of the child, but also those in society who are more susceptible to catching these diseases such as the elderly, sick, and too young to receive vaccines.” This stood out for me because it states why people who don’t want to vaccinate their kids are not only harming their kids but the people around them.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I agree with a lot of your statements and explanations regarding this topic.
      You can check out my blog about this topic too if you like: https://newyorkclinic.home.blog/

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