The Rubicon

Judging peers on a lack of knowledge prevents the deepening of conversation

Mari Knudson, In-Depth Editor

March 12, 2015

Students sit around a Harkness table, nervously glancing at each other in silence until a confident few speak up. However, as those few students finish speaking, the conversation dies off for lack of new insights. This common situation often arises after a controversial question is posed in classrooms....

Basis from a conglomerate of elements necessary to further discussion

Diane Huang, Online Editor and Chief

March 12, 2015

It’s that kid again, the one that didn't do the reading yet insists on participating during the class discussion. Few will take this student seriously because they lack knowledge to form an opinion off of. Yet somehow the student manages to speak more than any other participant who actually read the...