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Briana Petty

YOUNG VOICES: The case for non-traditional educational experiences

YOUNG VOICES: The case for non-traditional educational experiences

As I begin my senior year of college, thoughts of nostalgia and opportunity crowd my mind. I wonder, “What are other students taking away? Are they taking ownership of their educational experience?”

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Recognize importance of becoming multi-lingual

YOUNG VOICES: Recognize importance of becoming multi-lingual

After years of “practice” in the classroom, studying abroad in Peru has allowed me to use Spanish in a practical, complex environment.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Hiding behind screen won't bring social change

YOUNG VOICES: Hiding behind screen won't bring social change

Generation Y. Millenials. iGeneration. Apathetic. All of these terms have been used to describe people my age. We have survived Y2K, observed the changes of our post-9/11 world, used technology in ways that older generations only dreamed of and have achieved the reputation of being political…

April 29, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Why we still need Black History Month (and more)

YOUNG VOICES: Why we still need Black History Month (and more)

It’s that time of year again. Black History Month -- when schools across America adorn their hallways with African-American icons and Civil Rights champions. When classrooms discuss Martin Luther King’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech and appreciate the courage of Rosa Parks and others.

February 25, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Remember that giving to others isn't seasonal

YOUNG VOICES: Remember that giving to others isn't seasonal

I have lived a privileged life. I am reminded time and again of how fortunate I am to have my basic needs met, the opportunity to pursue higher education, and a network of people to support me.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: We all have a stake in our political system

YOUNG VOICES: We all have a stake in our political system

People say that voting is a right, a privilege or a responsibility. I believe the act of voting encompasses all three of these ideas and more. Voting is at the heart of our political process. I hope you are able to vote, are registered and ready to get to the polls.

October 22, 2012 12:00 am
Briana Petty

Briana Petty

Briana Petty of Valparaiso is a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
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