This Just In: College Is Obsolete

This Just In: College Is Obsolete

The higher education bubble is finally bursting My freshman year of college began in late August 2001. Less than a month into my pseudo-adulthood, the entire world changed. None of us knew what was happening on September 11th. We huddled together in dorms to morn and vent and seek answers together. Classes adapted to discuss terrorism…

Write Now with Rashi Rohatgi

Write Now with Rashi Rohatgi

Who are you? I’m Rashi Rohatgi, an associate professor of English originally from Pennsylvania and now based in Arctic Norway. What do you write? I write novels featuring unlikeable women and girls, usually brown. As a kid, I read a lot, and not always wisely: somehow I got my hands on A Bell Jar as a preteen…

Why did I have to learn calculus?

Why did I have to learn calculus?

In elementary school I won a mathematics award. It was around second or third grade and it was for being math student of the year, or something along those lines. This would be the highlight of my mathematic career. In eighth grade I wasn’t allowed to attend algebra at the high school. Instead, I was…

You’re Not Going to Read This

You’re Not Going to Read This

I grasp the hyperbole of titling an online article, “You’re Not Going to Read This”, but the statement is true. We don’t read, we consume. And when we consume, we are not fully comprehending information. I have always enjoyed reading. Diving into a great story is like entering another world and exploring all that it…

Our Education System is Broken

Our Education System is Broken

When I was in fifth grade I was part of the AAIM program. This was a variation on the gifted program that meant I had a very unique curriculum. While studying ancient civilizations and languages, we spent two weeks on a project that split the class in two. Each group spent the first week creating…