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Topic: knowledge

Ren ’23: The power of saying “I don’t know”

Columns, Opinions

Ren ’23: The power of saying “I don’t know”

March 4, 2020 0 comments

I am guilty of it — giving opinions on things I know little about. Most of the time, the stakes are low. I argue with friends about sports teams that I never watch, music that I rarely listen to and shows that I have only ever seen once. My limited knowledge does little to prevent me from crafting oversized arguments.

Sweeney ’20: Stop trying to get straight A’s

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Sweeney ’20: Stop trying to get straight A’s

March 5, 2019 1 comment

Nearly anyone on campus would hesitantly admit that it is common to sacrifice learning to obtain A’s in class. Even those who deeply desire to learn will often constrain themselves to get good grades, especially due to pressure from top graduate schools and employers that offer the promise of status and wealth.