Education

NYU in the City

NYU students already know that their school is the second largest landholder in New York City, but they rarely experience the reality of this fact. Only when I travel in the city outside of the school year do I realize how my university does permeate the city. On assignment from the World Journalism Institute last … Continue reading

Life

To Learn

Midterms are finally over, and I apologize for the long hiatus in posts. As the semester hurtles along, throwing myriads of assignments and deadlines at us, we may wonder why we put ourselves through it all. We ask ourselves: What is the purpose of college? What are we supposed to get out of it? We’re … Continue reading

Life

Life Achievements

If American high schoolers thought competing against thousands of students in their own country to get into college was challenging enough, they are now up against an even greater application pool. The New York Times writes how students in China are increasingly seeking the opportunity to attend college in America. Some have even designed colorful … Continue reading

Education

Asking Questions

Greater learning never seems to lead to answers. The better you are in your classes, the deeper you pursue a subject, the more questions you have. Although you will never find the answer to many of these questions, you would not have begun that journey of knowledge if you had not had an inquiring spirit. … Continue reading

Life

Applications…

If you thought that after college you would never have to fill out any more applications, you are unfortunately mistaken. College applications are just the beginning of a whole series of applications. Going through myriads of job applications this afternoon, I realize how difficult the job application process is. When you think your cover letter … Continue reading

Education

Learning to Think

The more classes I take, the more I realize that a college education is about teaching one how to think. Indeed, knowledge alone cannot benefit anyone. Only by critically evaluating the data can changes be made in the world. Antoine Saint-Exupery, the author of The Little Prince, writes about his teaching experience in a letter … Continue reading

Education

College the World Around

Somehow, no matter what part of the world you are in, universities and the students who attend them all bear certain similarities. For one, they obviously all face finals and idiosyncratic professors. As an article from Commonwealth Magazine’s college student periodical (天下校園)  shows, the college student in Taiwan is not much different from the college … Continue reading