• On Open-mindedness
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    As globalization brought together experiences and values shaped by different cultural contexts, the modern world seems to be characterized by conflicts—between X-ists and antiX-ists, or even among different subcategories of X-ists. Yet most social tensions can be defused, for they have been fueled less by a fundamental contradiction in ideology but more by the lack […]

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  • Who Can Be Sexist?
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    Can women be sexist? Throw this question out there whenever you crave an intense argument. The discussion always heats up as debaters try to prove their opponents wrong and themselves right. However, the debate is in fact one of definition, for categorizing is pointless until the categories are defined. And because definitions are made up […]

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  • The Problematic Obsession with Elite Colleges
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    Again, it’s the time of year when some high school seniors are beginning to receive Early Decisions from colleges, many of them elite. This marks the start of a new cycle of obsession with the admission decisions made by those elite colleges. Students, parents, and counselors must ask themselves a myriad of questions: Has the […]

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