[Crim] Collective Efficacy and Crime

**Another set of notes for my criminology class.** Social Disorganization and the Urban ecology of Crime and Delinquency  First developed at UChicago in the 1920s and 30s Plotted out the residential location of youths who had been referred to juvenile court in diff areas in Chicago Grounded in a theory of urban ecology Important peoplePark and Burgess Urban ecology... Continue Reading →

Depression and Confidence

I've been operating under a huge misconception of what true confidence means. Having confidence doesn't come from achievements and lack of failure. It's the belief that even if you fail, you'll be fine. Recently, I've struggled a lot with this, especially as a college junior looking for an internship. I already have depression and anxiety... Continue Reading →

[Repost] Arousal Dissonance: Why Rape is Always Rape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-q-tSHo9Ho&index=9&list=WL&t=758s

College So Far

From the daughter of a narc mother. Coming to college had been the end goal to everything I did in high school. In junior and senior year, that goal solidified as my GPA and SAT/ACT test scores took shape. The frustration and oppression at home became fuel that drove me to choose an all-AP schedule... Continue Reading →

Recent Introspections | Short Essays

Hello, everyone! Today's post isn't about the greater world, it will be about me. These two short essays were written for my UGA application, which was the last application I finished. I suppose you can use these as example essay for UGA's writing portion of the application. So, this will be a bit of something... Continue Reading →

My Raw Thoughts on College and A Career

“Raw” as in, “I wrote this in twenty minutes”. No edits. Nothing. This brings up a topic I briefly touched on in one of my other articles, A Growing Standard: Student Apathy, in which I introduced the “exhausted professional”, someone that works solely for the tokens that come with it. I once had this view, and... Continue Reading →

[A Repost] I’m a College Admissions Consultant, and I Tell My Students to Get Bs

Here's a little nugget from a person who has studied at Harvard and has been part of the admission process. In it, the author talks about how, by striving for the best, the best becomes monotonous and mundane. In the process of surpressing yourself and your passions and needs to get that perfect score on... Continue Reading →

A Growing Standard: Student Apathy

While there’s a rise in standardized test scores, GPA averages, and AP exam participation, can we write this up to a rise in a genuine love for learning as well?

[Repost] Subtle Ways Colleges Discriminate Against Poor Students, Explained with a Cartoon

Despite the unsubtle title of the article, it was actually quite insightful. These are the sort of things that happen a lot without people even realising it and they have quite a big impact on students. The article uses studies as the basis to support its claims so it's quite trustworthy and people with first-hand... Continue Reading →

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