By Colleen Dabrowski I am inherently skeptical about the medical field. It is built upon a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic foundation and continues those trends through today. Studies show that only those who have physician parents, family members or close family friends pursue medical degrees. I’m sure that your mom is a good doctor, but that doesn’t change the fact that the medical system is … Continue reading Don’t Premed-splain to Me
By: Brett Harmon Leadership is the practice of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Leaders are made over time through hardships and sacrifice and by choosing to take the long way out. Nobody is born a leader, it usually starts with taking risks and developing strong social skills used in everyday working relationships. For the most part, while growing … Continue reading Why do we Naturally Choose to be a Follower before a Leader?
By Caitlin Shannon Aunque hay 56.6 millones de latinos en los Estados Unidos, todavía es difícil encontrar representaciones realistas de nuestra población en la televisión y las películas. Hemos existido en este país desde (y de verdad antes de) sus inicios, pero la mayoría de la representación de latinxs que vemos son estereotipos tóxicos como el bandido, la ramera, el bufón y el ‘latin lover.’ … Continue reading Un Día a la Vez
By Brooke Winters As many of the Drew community have discovered, a fellow Drewid–or Drewids–has taken upon him or herself to create a Drew University meme page on Instagram. As the page describes, their page is “the Drew meme page we need but not the one we deserve,” alluding to the famous Batman reference. The account also claims to accept submissions from fellow Drewids, adding … Continue reading Who is @Drewinstamemes?
By Jake Levine In understanding the complex relationship between past and present, Voltaire’s assertion that history is “nothing but a pack of lies we play upon the dead” is perhaps the most accurate. The manner in which we discuss and understand history is largely determined by our own perspectives and judgements, rather than those of the actual people involved. While this is understandable, considering that … Continue reading I’ve Seen This Before: The Fallacy in Perceiving Historical Recurrences
It has been a rough week. Following the news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. the country has found itself, yet again, revisiting the gun control debate. 14 high school students and three staff members tragically were killed, the youngest student was just 14 years old. This school shooting is fundamentally different for a very important reason: the victims and survivors all grew up … Continue reading Let’s Make This the Last Conversation on Gun Control
By Kassel Franco Garibay More than half of the children in the world are not learning. According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics’ 2017 report, more than 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving basic proficiency levels in reading or mathematics. Across the world only 6.7 percent of adults get the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, and yet every day I am baffled by … Continue reading An Education on Education