As a child, luck was a concept I fiercely clung to. I had heard the cautionary tales of my ancestors — all of the horrific misfortunes they endured as a means of survival — and collected them like pennies from a dilapidated fountain. Generations riddled with economic hardship and racial segregation on the way to the so-called American dream paved the way for a future where I would want for nothing.
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“My passion for education doesn’t pay my rent,” said Elena Sloboda. “If I can’t pay my rent, I can’t meet my students’ needs or mine. I think that will force me to leave the state.”
Abroad in America: The unique opportunities and barriers faced by international students in the U.S.
This year, thousands of college students will choose to embark on the “once-in-a-lifetime” experience of studying abroad. Here in the U.S., it’s common for some students to take semester-long or year-long excursions around the world — a highly coveted opportunity for those looking to broaden their horizons.
Coral research, protecting the world's oceans and promoting island sustainability don't seem like obvious objectives for an institution located in the middle of a desert, but ASU has managed to expand to a place outside its arid home state to further its "research and discovery of public value."
If you’ve read any of my previous work, I may not give this impression, but I’m a traditionalist.
Daniela*, a transfer student at ASU studying kinesiology, began her transition in April 2020.
As a single mother with a full-time job, Ty Seibel needed to find a safe and affordable place for her then-8-year-old daughter to be throughout the day over the summer.
A sharp pain jolted me upward from my comfortable position on my bed. When I stood up, it was like I had eaten a pound of rocks. I dragged my feet as I headed to the bathroom — it felt like my intestines were tangled around my bladder.
“Hijab, in Islam, means to, you know, cover yourself and stay modest,” said Aisha Sadaat, a freshman medical studies student. “But further than that, the hijab is a kind of relationship and constant connection to Islam. It’s a constant reminder of what I follow and what I value.”
If there’s anything that I’ve learned from my parents, it’s that survival makes you do funny things.
The internet is a universe of its own, home to infinite galaxies of information strange and familiar to the common user. Our mobile devices are the machines we use to navigate these uncharted territories at light speed — or however long it takes for a page to load.
In fall 2020, I began my journey at the Cronkite School. I was 17, excited to move from a small northern California town to a large metropolitan area to attend one of the nation’s top journalism schools. I had article ideas bursting from every pore and was itching to dive into the field to find hard-hitting scoops and write impactful journalism.
It’s no secret that there are innumerable barriers for Black women who are pursuing a degree in STEM.
We talk to a magazine reporter about the rising cost of college. Plus, Tempe has some opposition to a proposed entertainment district, and the Sun Devil men's basketball team's March Madness run is over.
We’re in the throes of the spring semester here, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve changed your major (twice), gone into a deep depressive episode and have considered running away to Canada and getting a new legal name. I hear Toronto is nice in the spring.
It’s unseasonably windy as I’m perched on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Fillmore Street. A woman in a blue nylon sweatsuit is the only other witness to the unmanned white vehicle that whips around the corner. Adorned with my initials — “AB” — on a display mounted to the roof, the car chimes “Hello Abigail” as I swing open the door and step into my autonomous vehicle.
New platform, old paradigm: The high-profile dollars and cutting edge research of the fake news panic
When a video appearing to depict Joe Biden spewing anti-trans hate speech surfaced online in early February, Joshua Garland was alarmed. In the brief clip, which was widely shared on social media, Biden delivers transmisogynistic rhetoric so bigoted and obscene, it isn’t suitable to publish here — and the lip-synced audio sounds just like the president’s actual voice.
College can be an intimidating place, especially for incoming freshmen. We could all use a friend to guide us in the right direction, a friend who is always a text away, ready to offer words of encouragement, plenty of emojis and a set of listening ears. Although this ‘friend’ may seem hard to come by, it’s already waiting to meet you.
As stewards of a university renowned for its ever-expanding online enrollment numbers, ASU’s administrators pride themselves on their — and by extension, the University’s — role in building what they view as the future of higher education in the digital age: a mix of online and in-person learning.
Although he doesn’t consider himself an artist, Andrew Maynard, a professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, used an AI art bot to create 56 images. He directed the bot Midjourney to create what most caught his eye and published the creations in September 2022.