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The cost of charging for public college

The U.S. government can afford to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, so why doesn't it?
Sean Ericson, Managing Copy Editor October 29, 2015
The U.S. government can afford to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, so why doesn't it?
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The science of mental illness

New technology and research have enabled scientists to better understand the root causes of mental illness.
Sean Ericson, Managing Copy Editor October 28, 2015

We’ve heard a lot about mental illness, from health class to senior speeches. It's a widespread problem, particularly for high schoolers: it affects one in five teenagers, and many more have family members...

Voice of the Staff: Open-Source Textbooks

Voice of the Staff: Open-Source Textbooks

Tackling the pros and cons for students of different methods of accessing textbooks
The Spectrum Staff September 29, 2015

You finish the final page of The Things They Carried, put it aside, open up your laptop, and begin reading again. But this time, it’s for chemistry on your digital textbook. With such rapid technological...

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