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Student Servitude: The Pedagogy and Peonage

January 24, 2020

“A man in debt is so far a slave.”[1] These are the words Ralph Waldo Emerson uses in his 1860 essay, Wealth, to succinctly lay bare the concept of debt. Though Mr. Emerson likely did not foresee the looming—and now present—crisis of student loan debt in the United States, his words ...[Continue Reading]

Desegregation in K-12 Schools in North Carolina Today

January 18, 2020

The New Hanover County Board of Education has proposed a plan to redistrict elementary, middle, and high school districts for the 2020-21 school year. The plan utilizes a variety of factors, one of which is the racial make-up of neighborhoods in New Hanover County. This would be a new method of ...[Continue Reading]

What Would Howard Do?

October 18, 2019

As I walked into the office of Howard Cummings, I immediately noticed something that captured my attention. In the back corner of his office sat a wooden candy dispenser with an upside-down Mason jar screwed on the top. Propped against the side of that candy jar was a black Sharpie message written ...[Continue Reading]

Micro-Lending with a purpose: A closer look at Kiva

October 4, 2019

What is Kiva? Organizations like Kiva, Heifer International, and Accion International, are leading the charge in the global effort towards financial inclusion.  These microfinancing organizations are helping to provide disadvantaged individuals and businesses with the financial tools to improve ...[Continue Reading]

THE CARAVAN: human tragedy or invasion?

November 8, 2018

A caravan of approximately 5,000 people seeking asylum due to conditions in their home countries, such as gang violence, is making its way to the United States. As they approach, the United States President has categorized this movement as an invasion of the United States. ...[Continue Reading]
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