Transforming Education in the COVID Era

Written By: Ratan Kaliani The very structure of primary education (i.e. elementary school) that we’ve seen develop over the past two centuries in the United States is what makes it so susceptible to being irrevocably transformed by COVID. With primary schools providing “fundamental skills in reading, writing, mathematics, history, music, science, art and physical education”, the physical, emotional, and mental development of students is increasing … Continue reading Transforming Education in the COVID Era

Health Literacy: The Key to Navigating the COVID-19 “Infodemic”

As the novel coronavirus rapidly develops, individuals are urged to understand important health information and adapt their behaviors to prevent the spread. Within the tornado of varying COVID-19 information, there is a continuous underlying expectation for individuals to be health literate. Continue reading Health Literacy: The Key to Navigating the COVID-19 “Infodemic”

Crowdsourcing: Fluke or Future?

On March 25th, 2020, the most powerful computer on the planet exceeded a speed of 1.5 exaFLOPS, meaning a speed of 1,500,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second. This computer is not some massive supercomputer in a top secret lab, but a network of computers all over the world owned by ordinary people. The effort coordinated by the Folding@Home organization sent out simulations to be solved by anyone … Continue reading Crowdsourcing: Fluke or Future?

Widening Gaps: A Result of COVID’s Discrimination

The Pandemic’s Effect on Education As schools scramble to work toward reopening in the fall, they are faced with many different concerns. Educators and health officials alike are wrestling with the prospects of remote learning or altered in person education as they attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The virus threatens to derail the structure of education as we know it and impact the … Continue reading Widening Gaps: A Result of COVID’s Discrimination

The Policy Might Be Gone — But the Fear Isn’t: International Students’ Reflections on ICE’s Response to COVID-19

We asked 15 international students about how ICE’s newest policies would have affected them and how the initiation of these policies made them feel. We invite you to read these students’ stories, as well as more about these policies Continue reading The Policy Might Be Gone — But the Fear Isn’t: International Students’ Reflections on ICE’s Response to COVID-19

GPA, SAT, and …COVID-19?

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS IN THE WAKE OF A PANDEMIC Each year, over three million high school seniors across the country apply to college. For the most part, the application process has stayed fairly constant over the years. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, rising seniors all over the country are staring at a black box. What are colleges looking for?  This year’s college application process … Continue reading GPA, SAT, and …COVID-19?