Sayda Morales


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  1. Non-Discrimination Policies Empower Students of Color Opinion May 2, 2013

    When a student of color is as strong of an applicant as a white student, the student of color should be accepted to respond to years of oppression and discrimination that people of color have had to face in this country.

  2. Service: Fundamental to Communities, Student Experience Opinion April 26, 2013

    For the most part, the majority of students when fulfilling a community service requirement will find that they enjoy giving back and being made to feel as if they made a difference. Perhaps like me, high school students will decide to take on service as a passion of theirs and ...

  3. Attention to ACEs can help keep at-risk youth in school Opinion April 18, 2013

    Students of color are often faced with higher rates of incarceration, but administrators who pay attention to the role of adverse childhood experiences in education can help buck this trend.

  4. Standardized Testing Reinforces Racial Privilege Columnists Opinion April 4, 2013

    Because numerous studies indicate that standardized testing clearly disadvantages students of color, Whitman should consider test-optional admissions to push for more diversity.

  5. Reflections on 2013 Urban Education Service Trip Blogs Opinion Opinion Writers' Blogs March 30, 2013

    Over spring break, 12 Whitman students volunteered at Portland's Emerson Charter School. Columnist Sayda Morales reflects on her volunteer experience and how giving service meant receiving the service of opened minds and outlooks on various education systems.

  6. Schools Should Be Judged by Their Covers Columnists Opinion March 7, 2013

    Aesthetics have more to do with students' ability to learn than you might think, meaning investments in campus aesthetics are well spent.

  7. From Experiencing ACE’s to Acing Tests Opinion Opinion Writers' Blogs February 27, 2013

    It is no wonder that Lincoln Alternative High School’s mascot is the phoenix. At Lincoln, the students and staff prove that from a sad and despairing place, someone stronger and brighter can rise. On Tuesday, Feb. 26 I attended a panel in which Principal Jim Sporleder, faculty, and a student ...

  8. Good Schools Should Be a Rule, Not an Exception Opinion Opinion Highlight February 21, 2013

    Charter schools are the perfect solution to offering immediate aid to those students who are not benefitting from the public school system. It is not fair that those without certain means are left behind because of a system that is too slow to change.

  9. Knowledge is Power is Freedom I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category February 15, 2013

    I went to high school with Gossip Girl, and as the series suggests, she also made my life quite difficult. Nestled comfortably in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Nightingale-Bamford School, costing almost as much as a Whitman education, loomed over me five days a week for four years.


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