All posts by Phillip Dube

5 Simple Habits to Raise Your GPA

by Phillip Dube - Posts (4). Posted Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Maintaining a good GPA is one of the most important objectives for most college students. For potential employers, it may be a key way they can judge your diligence and work ethic. If you start off with a low GPA, it can be an insurmountable struggle to bring it up, and may cause you to […]

I Found ‘the Opposite of Loneliness’ Too

by Phillip Dube - Posts (4). Posted Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life,” wrote Marina Keegan about graduating with the Yale University class of 2012. In her essay “The Opposite of Loneliness,” Marina describes the feeling as one of knowing you have an abundance of […]

Silence is Stronger Than Hate Speech

by Phillip Dube - Posts (4). Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I never expected to be a victim of hate speech at a progressive institution like Bates College.  I had heard hate speech before – “Bitch!” “Fag!” “Nigger!” “Cracker!” – but it was always something people shrugged off, convincing ourselves it was okay because we did not want to speak up.  It was a traumatizing experience […]

Why a Weak SAT Score Didn’t Kill My College Dreams

by Phillip Dube - Posts (4). Posted Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

“The test commences at 8:45am. I work through the essay assignment, frantically, reading quietly as I print out my ideas on paper because I want to avoid silly mistakes. ‘Stop writing, pencils down!’ instructs the invigilator. We start work on the next section. The vocabulary in this section is mostly new. I struggle with the […]

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