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Can Indian-Americans begin to make our voices heard?

When I originally started writing this piece, there was an ongoing discussion in the United States about kneeling during performances of the American national anthem. NFL athlete Colin Kaepernick started this trend as a way to speak out against unwarranted police brutality against Black Americans. The conversation went beyond football, sparking a greater debate about

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NextGen: Arthi Nithi

There was no shortage of conversation on my first phone call with Arthi Nithi, a powerlifting champion who is an engineer by profession. What I found was a multitude of unique traits, painting a picture of woman who is anything but conventional. The Indian SCENE: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Arthi Nithi: I am 22

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NextGen: Ambika Tripathi

Ambika Tripathi, 16, doesn’t let the pressure of academics to take a toll on her. Instead, she uses art as an outlet to relax and see the world from a new perspective. A talented cartoonist and member of DECA with a brain for business, Ambika took an hour out of her busy day to meet

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Want to succeed in college? Here are 3 steps to start.

Twenty years ago, I started college as a know-it-all, confident, 17-year-old. A National Honor Society member, an AP Scholar of some sort, and several other accolades that I no longer remember even vaguely. I got into the University of Michigan with enough credits to almost be a junior. I had everything perfectly mapped out. As

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Ask the educator: Can privilege become a problem?

Recently, The College Board, the company that produces the SAT and related tests, announced that it would be utilizing an “Environmental Context Dashboard” (known in the popular press as an “adversity score”) to help college admissions officers better understand a student’s SAT score in the context of his/her home and school environments. This dashboard gives

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This graduation season, take time to celebrate

It’s June, which means “graduation season” for parents, grandparents and students. This year is especially resonant for my wife and me, as our son graduated from high school, and we celebrated with a modest open house for our son, family and close friends.  “Modest” was the compromise negotiated with our son, who had respectfully asked

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The Indian SCENE’s 2019 Yearbook, volume one

This week, we’re highlighting graduating Indian-American high school seniors in metro-Detroit. Aachel Patel, International Academy East Extracurriculars & honors: HOSA (First place at international leadership conference); IASA, choreographer; Nartan Dance Academy (15 years); Relay for Life; Ski and Snowboard Club; Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Sunrise Senior Living, volunteer; Detroit Education Society, tutor Favorite high school memory: Learning and performing senior fusion

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NextGen: Tara Nayak

As I sip a cup of tea with this Detroit Country Day student, the singer-songwriter’s personality emerges. Under the tutelage of several coaches, Tara Nayak’s interest developed into a passion, sparking her desire to join several choir groups, including The Michigan Youth Ensemble where she has been a student for nearly four years. This interview

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Ask an educator: What the college admissions scandal can teach us about parenting

As news continues to surface regarding the college admissions scandal recently brought to light, the revelations have become even more salacious and unbelievable. It’s hard to imagine Aunt Becky from “Full House” participating in such an unethical scheme. The reaction from the general population has been sadness for other deserving students, perhaps their own children,

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