College Admissions Scandal Reveals Cracks In Higher Education Equity

The charges brought against parents, administrators and for-hire counselors trying to rig college admissions put a spotlight on an industry that’s flawed. Richmond Pulse’s Keisa Reynolds, shares her perspective on what this scandal meant to her as a student. “For those of us who live in working-class or underserved neighborhoods, we are told an education […]

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Asian-Americans Are Split On Affirmative Action Lawsuits

The latest challenges against affirmative action in the U.S. comes from a surprising group: Asian Americans. Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath reports on two lawsuits that could potentially topple race-based admission policies in colleges. “Asian-American students are at the center of two high-profile lawsuits against affirmative action: One at Harvard and one at the University of […]

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Young, Black, and Ivy-bound

Youth Radio’s Mali Dandridge was ecstatic after getting into an Ivy League university—but very quickly, that excitement became tainted with concern about how her classmates would treat her as a black woman. “That’s my worry: that getting into Brown–one of the top achievements of my life thus far–might be diminished by professors who don’t take […]

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College Stress: Are You Overworked?

An alarming number of college students report being stressed about academics—so why is no one freaking out about these stats? VoiceWaves interviewed two Cal State Long Beach students to hear about their stressors and how they cope. “In college, you’re going to be stress, you’re going to be broke, and you’re going to be hungry. […]

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