Sijin Choi is a senior at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens and the founder of The Impasse.
Many teenagers see derogatory, sexual references like slut, whore and ho made by and about our peers on a near-daily basis in our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. But how do we react? Do we laugh it off and comment, like the majority of the populace? Or do we stick up for our buddies, risking our own image and likability? Until last week, my answer was the first of the two: I embraced complacency.
A student argues that the expansion of A.P. classes, and the pressure to take as many as possible, rewards a test-obsessed approach to education and keeps students from taking more intellectually stimulating classes.
In the next installment of a SchoolBook series on the college application process from the perspective of high school seniors, one applicant argues that colleges are doing themselves a disservice with the college essay. By asking 17- and 18-year olds to write about profound subjects, he says, colleges are inviting students to misrepresent themselves