Anti-Semitism in the United States is making a disturbing contemporary resurgence. Jasper Vyda, a current student of College Prep, passionately discusses his personal experiences with Anti-Semitism, detailing the data behind its contemporary increase, and what can be done to combat it. This talk examines the fundamental intersectionality of the current fight against Anti-Semitism in the United States, and why we all have a moral responsibility to join it to protect people of all affinities at large.
Why is there gender inequality in the fields of STEM? Nicole Serrano, a sophomore at College Prep answers this question, drawing from her personal experiences with sexism, historical examples of sexist actions concerning men who have made important or even revolutionary scientific discoveries, and studies showing sexual discrimination in the workplace and in technology. But what can be done about these factors leading to gender inequality? Nicole also proposes solutions and actions that can be taken to help girls go into STEM from a young age and keep women in STEM careers in adulthood.
Riya Kumar, a student at College Prep, explores the concept of internalized misogyny, particularly within the South Asian community. Written from the perspective of a girl growing up in the Desi community, it gives insight on how much subliminal messages matter- and just how much they can affect our thoughts and actions.