A recent scandal highlighted the unfairness of the admissions process at elite colleges. But there's another way that these selective universities are keeping out students without the "right" socioeconomic background — by accepting a very low number of students from community colleges.
He's got an emblazoned belt and cowboy boots in lieu of a cape, but El Peso Hero is a guardian of our times. Creator and comic artist Héctor González Rodríguez created this superhero, who protects the powerless on the US-Mexico border.
Shawyn Lee was adopted from South Korea into a white, midwestern American family. Three decades later, she touched down in Seoul again for the first time, exploring her heritage as a queer, Korean adoptee.
Here is what I know: I am culturally American. I am racially Asian. I came to the US when I was just over six months old, and a couple years later I was naturalized as an American citizen. But when I traveled back to South Korea for the first time, I realized how much of my heritage had been left behind.
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