By: Paulette Gindi Candlelit evenings aren’t only for romantic dinner dates; they are also for writing workshops. Brooklyn College’s literary magazine, Stuck in the Library, hosts a free writing workshop every other Wednesday evening called Write the Night. The programming is directed by indie author and Brooklyn College alumni Algonquin Jones, and hosted by former… Continue reading Write the Night
By: David Rosenberg Let me tell you a story. It is about a student here at Brooklyn College. He grew up here in Brooklyn with his mom and two brothers; his father left them all when he was three years old. In his high school, only 1.17% of the graduating class went on to college. When he graduates,… Continue reading A Missed Opportunity on Race
By: Shadiq Williams It seems like one of the hardest things for those going from high school to college is adjusting to a new environment, whether that means being around people you normally don’t interact with (usually people outside your race/culture/etc.) or meeting more people like you. Once you actually go to your new college… Continue reading Freshman Guide
By: Cindy Sobel Ask any group of students what their highest expense at the start of every term is and the unanimous response will be TEXTBOOKS! Now, textbooks have always been costly, and it does take a lot of effort and expense to write them, so I don’t mind paying for them. However, in recent… Continue reading Heavier Backpack, Lighter Wallet
“Thank you for signing up at http://www.ai-class.com. You should receive an e-mail with more information once registration is available later this summer. We’re excited at the opportunity to share this class with the world. Sincerely, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig.” The initial email in August 2011 was brief, but it captured the growing excitement surrounding… Continue reading MOOC’s: The future of Higher Education?
During my freshman year, on the first day of General Chemistry 1, I sat down in an Ingersoll lecture hall with my tenth edition of copy of Chemistry: The Central Science lent to me by a friend. I knew that it was a rather old edition; and even if I couldn’t tell by the cover,… Continue reading How to Get Cheaper Textbooks
By: David Rosenberg During my freshman year, on the first day of General Chemistry 1, I sat down in an Ingersoll lecture hall with my tenth edition of copy of Chemistry: The Central Science lent to me by a friend. I knew that it was a rather old edition; and even if I couldn’t tell… Continue reading A Guide to Cheaper Textbooks