Emily Johnson


Teach for Prestige

In the last few weeks, the 4,500 college graduates who entered Teach For America after graduation have finished their intensive five-week teacher training crash course.

Cheating Our Character

In a room built solely for the purpose of administering exams, 228 students sit hunched over computers.

Learning to Fail

Aryeh Drager / The Dartmouth Staff Aryeh Drager / The Dartmouth Staff The other day, I was talking with my Israeli cousin about the difference between American and Israeli higher education, when he revealed something utterly shocking: he was in the midst of studying for 11 exams one for each of the 11 classes he was taking this semester.

A Bitter Pill

Aryeh Drager '12 / The Dartmouth Staff Aryeh Drager '12 / The Dartmouth Staff The recent column by Owen Jennings '11 about using Adderall as a "study drug" ("(B)aderrall?" May 6) may be the most disturbing piece I have ever read in The Dartmouth.

Beyond HPo-licy

This year has been a roller coaster ride for Hanover Police alcohol policy. After unveiling a proposal for "sting operations" in February and backpedaling several days later, Hanover Police Chief Nicholas Giaccone announced last week that police officers will no longer automatically arrest underage, intoxicated students who are taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Kids Are Not Alright

When most adults talk about unhealthy behaviors among children, they often speak with a sense of removal and helplessness.

Finding What Matters

No one tells you how much harder it is to be on campus when your friends are off than it is to be off campus when your friends are on.

Timeout, TSA

I approve of government bailouts for too-big-to-fail banks. I sincerely hope that the final health care bill includes a public option.

Let's Talk about Sex

Contraception hasn't changed much in the last 40 years. Since the FDA approved the birth control pill in 1960, sexually active individuals who want to prevent pregnancy without permanently terminating their ability to reproduce have had essentially three options -- abstinence, condoms, or some form of contraception ingested or inserted by women.

A Better Solution

Lately, it seems like every other day the government applies a temporary patch to yet another leak that has sprung in our capsizing economy.

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