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Opinion & Editorial

Editorial: 2017, A Year in Review

The Capitol Building Awaits Trump’s Inauguration: January 18, 2017 (Geoff Livingston/Flickr) At the close of 2016, there was consensus, at least among half of Americans, that the last 365 days mirrored hellfire. Hatred and anger were intertwined with our political culture more than ever. It became near impossible to detach politics from our national dialogue. An

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J.D. Vance: 2017 Speaker in Annual Celebration of Leadership

Following the annual Celebration of Leadership Assembly, the Academy Life Editorial Board met with J.D. Vance to discuss his experiences outlined in his book, “Hillbilly Elegy.” A condensed version of the interview lightly edited for clarity and grammar appears below. Photo by Inji Kang’19.  Click HERE to view Vance’s “TED Talk.”  On “survivor’s guilt”:  I

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Have Empathy

Whether it’s collecting clothing to donate to children halfway across the world or holding open the door for someone, empathetic acts can inspire cooperation, community, and a general feeling of peace. When Dr. Michele Borba began her talk about empathy last week, this appeared to be her message. By understanding each other and teaching the

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2016 Celebration of Leadership: Interview with RJ Mitte

Following the annual Celebration of Leadership Assembly, the Academy Life Editorial Board met with RJ Mitte to discuss his experience with cerebral palsy, and career as an actor, philanthropist, and celebrity face of the #CutTheBull campaign to end bullying and provide support for children with disabilities. A condensed version of the interview lightly edited for clarity and grammar appears below. Photos