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America is Getting BORED with STAFFORD - Why we should look elsewhere for student loan reform.

By Ashni Verma Published February 17, 2019

The Stafford Loan Program has established itself as a societal detriment, both for the federal government and for individual students. The future of America's student loan program will require us to look at the systems in the United Kingdom and Australia.

It's Time to Abandon the Meritocracy

By Ashni Verma Published November 17, 2018

As the battle over affirmative action rages on, it is important to question the validity of a merit-based system in determining who can and cannot climb up the socioeconomic ladder. While affirmative action is extremely controversial, it is one of the few policies in existence that can actually address this issue.