The Paris Attacks & Selective Outrage
Nov16

The Paris Attacks & Selective Outrage

I live in Paris, and on Friday evening at 10:15pm, I was running late on my way to meet a friend in the 11th arrondissement. We had been communicating by text message and had set a time and location to meet, so was surprised when she called just as I got the metro. She had just seen on the news that there had been a shooting not too far away from where we were going. She didn’t have very much information at the time, and we both...

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Applications: It’s All In The Name
Nov02

Applications: It’s All In The Name

Last week, the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron announced an agreement between several of the UK’s biggest employers, plus the UCAS (Undergraduate Courses At University And College, the central body through which university applications are processed) to remove student and applicant’s names from their university/job applications in an effort to end racial discrimination due to unconscious bias. This is a big deal....

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Refugees on Rails: Teaching Refugees to Code
Oct19

Refugees on Rails: Teaching Refugees to Code

This week’s article will highlight a brand new start-up in Berlin, Germany: Refugees on Rails. It caught my attention because it is an ideal combination of the ideas behind two articles previously published in Change. In June, I wrote about the importance of learning to code in Python vs. the Pythagorean Theorem. Then, in September, I wrote about the ongoing refugee crisis in Citizens > Governments, where people are stepping...

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Prayers to Charleston
Jun19

Prayers to Charleston

The Charleston Massacre is a representation of the racism and bigotry of our country.  The shooter, Dylann Storm Roof, has been identified as mentally unstable, socially awkward, introverted. While all of the major media outlets are covering this story, no one has used the word thug to describe his gruesome behavior. Please support Emanuel Church  by donating to their congregation and establishment in their time of need. Let’s...

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