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3 months ago

Why we must abolish our grading system, and why we can’t

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Why we must abolish our grading system, and why we can’t

Teachers are demanded to grade objectively. Students are commanded to deliver. And while this seems to be the most efficient way to identify who “passes” and who “fails”, it disregards the human aspect of education. In fact, it is this obsession with efficiency and production that reveals how misplaced the priority of our education system is.

3 months ago

Anesthesiologist: Lackey or liberator?

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Anesthesiologist: Lackey or liberator?

Every year in October, anesthesiologists celebrate or commemorate Anesthesia Week. I will write this time about the anesthesiologist as victims and victors. My column got its inspiration from Roger Water’s (or Pink Floyd’s) song “Comfortably Numb.”