Bozoma Saint John is Shattering All Kinds of Glass Ceilings

When a company is in the process of hiring a potential employee, they go through a number of predictable steps. They look at her resume, her CV, contact her previous employers. And during the interview, they’ll ask some variation of, “What have you accomplished in the past?” and “What can you contribute to our company?”…

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The Importance of Volunteering

At 18.4 percent, 20 to 24 year olds have the lowest rate of volunteering among all other age groups in the United States. At this age, students find themselves struggling to keep up with the everyday mundane routine of school, work, school, and more work. They put so much effort into the betterment of their…

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While Lost (and Found) at Sea

At the age of seventeen, with nothing but the clothes on her back and an ambitious desire to create a new life for herself, my Mother made the decision to sail alone from Vietnam to the United States. After the Vietnam War, my Mother’s homeland was left in ashes, so her decision to begin a…

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Back to School, Back to Business

Job interviews are stressful enough without having to worry about what to wear last minute. What does business casual even mean? There are a few pieces that every professional should have in their closet that will work for most, if not every, occasion. The following items should be the first ones to add to your wardrobe…

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Why I never made it as a track star: A letter from the editor

I was in the sixth grade when I ran my first mile. It seemed simple enough— just four laps around the school track. So as I took my place behind the starting line along with thirty other pre-pubescent kids in my P.E. class, I imagined myself being the star athlete, passing the finish line a…

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The Silicon Valley’s Sexism Problem

Opportunity. Innovation. Success. These are all words that come to mind when you think of the Silicon Valley. But in the last month, that image of the tech world has taken a darker turn. As more and more women from the Valley have reported cases to The New York Times and CNN, the words that…

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Kamala Harris Will Not Be Silenced

If there were ever a case to be made for a born activist, it’s Kamala Harris. The daughter of renowned activist and breast cancer researcher Dr. Shyamala Harris, she attended civil rights protests with her parents while growing up in Oakland in the 1960s. When she was twelve and living in Montreal, Harris successfully organized…

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The WIB Wire’s Summer Reading Picks

As summer approaches and students begin to return their textbooks and bury notebooks at the very bottom of their drawers, it’s time for some reading that isn’t required by curriculum. Not sure which paperback to pick up next? Read on to see a specially curated list of books, audiobooks and newsletters The Wire has picked…

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