We need your support to create better journalism

Stop bashing my major and the field of journalism

04/19/17 8:06pm

Liars. Biased. Nosey. Rude. Journalists have been called every name in the book.

Amid accusations of being “fake news,” trust in the fourth estate is dwindling. Journalism is becoming an unpopular profession and career choice for undergraduates, despite its crucial role in the government and society.

While people can have opinions about the media, if they don’t support the students who are studying journalism now, the relationship between media consumers and producers won’t improve in the future… read more.


Higher education institutions reflect gender inequality

Across the field of education, leadership needs to mirror the diverse student body it represents

04/05/17 8:25pm

Think about the number of female teachers you had growing up. Then think about the number of women in your school’s administration and on your school board.

Sadly, these numbers are not proportionate.

Women dominate the education service workforce, which was made up of 68.6 percent women in 2010. However, in 2011, women only occupied 27 percent of president positions in all higher education institutions.

In higher education, gender inequality exists when observing the abundance of men and the lack of women in roles of academic leadership. This inequality influences how students perceive gender roles and furthers the persistence of gender inequality… read more.

We all learn differently, and that’s OK

Learning preferences can help students create a unique educational experience

03/29/17 8:05pm

Paragraph after paragraph, I would read the text of my required reading material, becoming weary and frustrated that I couldn’t understand it.

Listening to lectures, I would miss important information because I have a hard time with auditory retention.

However, once I discovered I was a visual learner, I changed my study habits to be more visual by watching videos or creating pictures to outline complex concepts.

Every student has a different learning style, and it is important for students to embrace their individuality and the unique way they learn. Understanding what type of learner you are is important because this information can be used to your advantage in class and while studying… read more.

History education needs to incorporate ‘HERstory’ too

Gender equality is crucial for social change

03/22/17 7:53pm

Ninety-seven years after the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, we’ve only had one woman win the presidential nomination from a major political party. Inequality persists, making it especially alarming that women’s history is largely missing from education and discussion.

March is National Women’s History Month, and like Black History Month, it is only one small piece of the larger picture of neglected history that needs to be covered. This month focuses both on the women who have made history and on everyday women… read more.

Stop pulling all-nighters: sleep and academics go hand-in-hand

Lack of sleep could result in depression, anxiety, heart disease and diabetes

03/16/17 7:43pm

The idea that college is a time where sleep must be put on the back burner is absurd. College students are not invincible and need sleep like every other person, though they may not believe so.

Universities urge students to grow in various ways, but the main goal of higher education is academic growth. However, students hinder their abilities to excel academically by getting insufficient sleep… read more.

Online classes highlight the importance of student-teacher interactions

Technology shouldn’t replace teachers, they should co-exist

03/01/17 8:49pm

The increasing amount of information available at our fingertips through technology has changed the education process drastically. As technology is incorporated into the classroom, it will modify education, but one thing will remain constant: teachers.

For 2017, Best Colleges ranked ASU Online No. 2 for online colleges. ASU Online offers more than 150 degree programs for non-traditional students. However, the creation of ASU Online has arguably led to more on-campus students taking online classes when similar in-person classes are available to them… read more.

It’s time to end the stigma against eating disorders

NEDAwareness Week stimulates conversations about eating disorders

02/22/17 8:20pm

Body image issues and eating disorders are global problems. As long as we neglect talking about eating disorders, they will remain stigmatized and in the dark.

Fortunately, Feb. 26 through Mar. 4 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAwareness), which is hosted annually by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). According to the NEDA website, this week aims “to shine the spotlight on eating disorders and put life-saving resources into the hands of those in need.” … read more.

Black History Month is, was and always will be necessary

February provides an opportunity to bridge gaps and stimulate conversations

02/15/17 8:52pm

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. are widely known African-American trailblazers for their achievements and steps they took to unify our country, amidst racial discrimination. However, there are many who came before and after them that go unnamed and unrecognized.

February, the shortest month of the year, is Black History Month. While there is arguably greater equality between races now than there was in the 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement, there is still so much that needs to change for an America with “with liberty and justice for all.” … read more.

ASU students should explore their surroundings and expand their knowledge

Students need to appreciate the cultural opportunities available at all four of ASU’s Valley campuses

02/08/17 8:41pm

Education in college goes beyond the walls of the classroom. College is a time for students to experience the world on their own and make discoveries in new environments.

Students can’t learn certain skill sets in a classroom, such as social or navigational skills. In order to develop those skills and get the most out of their ASU experience, students need to visit all of ASU’s Valley campuses and immerse themselves in their surroundings… read more.