Essay Contest Winner

Essay Contest Winner

This essay won first place in FIRE’s 2013 Essay Contest. By Kanitta Kulprathipanja *** ***** * **** * **** *** ** *** ***. * ******** *** ******* **** **** ******** ***** ** **** ** *** **** ** ** *** *******. Without the freedom of speech, this is what would remain of my essay if someone... Read more Read more


Essay Contest Winner

This essay won second place in FIRE’s 2012 Essay Contest. By Nora Faris You are a high school junior on your first college visit, eagerly sampling the campus culture—the dorms, the dining halls, the academic departments. You notice that the campus seems exceptionally quiet—well-manicured grounds, imposing buildings, and dedicated students walking purposefully between classes. However,... Read more Read more


Essay Contest Winner

This essay won first place in FIRE’s 2012 Essay Contest. By Mark Gimelstein Before my parents left the Soviet Union in the 1980s, they lived under an oppressive regime where the concept of free speech did not exist. Anyone perceived to be critical of the government was threatened, imprisoned in the gulags, or even detained... Read more Read more


Essay Contest Winner

This essay was a runner up in FIRE’s 2011 “Freedom in Academia” Essay Contest. By Katherine Gerton Depending on whom you ask, the purpose of higher education is either to prepare students to enter the work force or to develop students who are versed in all areas of academic study. While there may be division... Read more Read more



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