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  • Reed College
    School selection, part 3 - the theory/application spectrum
    Arguably the most important and least-discussed trait to be considered in school selection is a university’s place on the theory/application spectrum. Ask yourself this. What is the purpose of college? If your answer sounds something like, ...
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    Atheism 101: The anti-intellectualism of religion
    As an atheist, one of my biggest issues with the Abrahamic religions is that they perpetuate a culture of anti-intellectualism. It isn’t hard to miss. For example, it is no surprise that the large numbers of evangelical Christians in America...
  • Stanford
    Maximizing your summer, part 2 - summer programs
    Summer programs as a category can be the strongest additions to a college application building resume. Programs here are defined as academic or intellectual explorations of a specific topic in depth. They stand out because they are more focused,...
  • St. Lucie County's LPA team to world finals for Odyssey of the Mind competition
    St. Lucie County's LPA team to world finals for Odyssey of the Mind competition
    Some would say that an intellectual or spiritual quest is an odyssey of discovery. The Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college....
  • Paul Goodman Changed My Life
    'Paul Goodman Changed My Life' movie review
    The documentary ‘Paul Goodman Changed My Life’ pays homage to a man sadly forgotten today. Director Jonathan Lee sets out to change that in his film. In a sense, it is a 90-minute eulogy that includes poignant interviews from friends,...
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    Disabilities part 1
    Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Retardation) DefinitionFirst defined as mental retardation by The American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) in 1973 then modified by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as: &ldquo...
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    Op-Ed: Is the Golden Rule really the best idea?
    www.FreedomTracks.comWhat is today known as the “golden rule”, is found in similar form in at least 37 often non-connected cultures. Thus, the laws of God are clearly written on the conscience of humanity, as the Bible claims and as...
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    Op-Ed: Does belief in God cause human oppression?
    www.FreedomTracks.comIs it really accurate, assome intellectualsclaim today, to blame belief in God as the cause of war and other human oppression? Is this any more correct than blaming science and education? Isn't it more honest to instead, blame...
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    Op-Ed: God; a perspective
    www.FreedomTracks.comAncient Galilee covered an area of approximately 1,000 square miles. The area of the earth is about 197 million square miles. Thus, it would take approximately 197,000 ancient Galilees to cover the surface of the earth.Earth...
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