Tearing Down The Paywall: A Conversation on Open Access and Education

Matthew Hono (full video interview and transcript at the end of page) I learned fairly quickly in my academic career that knowledge is guarded against the prying eyes of the un-privileged. Like many freshmen experience, my first writing class opened my eyes to the world of academic literature and scholarly work. I sifted through a plethora of sources to find ones that were even remotely … Continue reading Tearing Down The Paywall: A Conversation on Open Access and Education

Rhetorical Analysis: UC Berkeley’s Response to Enrollment Restrictions

Annie Lin In the midst of news regarding Russia and Ukraine, I came across an article regarding UC Berkeley being forced to freeze student enrollment levels for the incoming class of 2022. Nearly three years have passed since I have given any thought to the college application process, but the statistics from the articles caught my attention. To imagine the thousands of students being affected … Continue reading Rhetorical Analysis: UC Berkeley’s Response to Enrollment Restrictions

My Personal Guide to Writing a Personal Statement

Shivasuryan Vummidi Before I began writing my medical school personal statement, I often asked myself what the point of a personal statement is. Why did the “what drives you to become a doctor?” essay have such a high weight on my overall application? Medical schools could see my academic qualifications and extracurricular experiences – why was it so important to write an additional essay to … Continue reading My Personal Guide to Writing a Personal Statement

Blogs and Publishing Opportunities at Stony Brook

There are many student-run blogs at Stony Brook University that cover a wide range of topics such as science, writing, and social issues. Unfortunately, many students are unaware of the blogs that do exist and there aren’t many outlets for them to learn about which ones might fit their interests. As a blog dedicated to helping young writers find their niche, we wanted to bring … Continue reading Blogs and Publishing Opportunities at Stony Brook

Problems With America’s Electrical Infrastructure and Potential Solutions

By Jonathan Kline America is currently facing an infrastructure crisis with an overall grade of a D+ (“2017”). This grade is a cumulative score compiled from individual categories such as water (D), roads (D), bridges (C+), solid waste (C+), etc. The focus of this piece will be on the country’s infrastructure involving energy (D+) (“2017”). In recent years, several events indicate the country’s infrastructure has … Continue reading Problems With America’s Electrical Infrastructure and Potential Solutions