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Finding Out Who You Are

Finding Out Who You Are

Do you know who you really are? Circle one of the following answers. I’ll tell you what it means when you’re done. I am… An extrovert. An introvert. I make judgments by… Thinking through rational choices. Judging how I feel about them/my gut response. I am… A dog person. A[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
The Principles of Embracing Risk

The Principles of Embracing Risk

We live in a global economy. Risk is unavoidable. Rather than ignoring risk, we should embrace it.  The term “embrace” suggests that we welcome risk — not simply tolerate it. What is risk? When asked what risk meant to them, undergraduates’ responses ranged from extremely negative to extremely positive. The[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

A New Form of Gender Inequality

Rabat, Morocco — Picture this: rows of tables line the cafe’s outer wall, and wooden chairs face out onto the street. On any given weekday, dozens of men can be found seated comfortably outside, sipping on their espressos and staring blankly at passersby. Walk around the city and, rest assured,[Read More…]

by November 9, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

Fall Seven Times, Get up Eight.

Encouraged by state-owned media, individual Chinese investors have been indulging in risky investment behavior over the past few years that has ultimately lead to the stock market’s downfall. The current frenzy, wherein more and more Chinese first-timers are entering the ever-ballooning stock market, fuels an unprecedented and reality-defying valuation mirage.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

America: A Nation of Immigrants?

On July 4, 2014, President Obama spoke to a crowd of soon-to-be American citizens and delivered what has become an old adage in United States political rhetoric: “America is and always has been a nation of immigrants.” For many people, that statement rings true: Spaniards, Frenchmen and Englishmen sailing across[Read More…]

by October 29, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

Can Religion Preclude You from Presidency?

Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson proclaimed that he would not support any American presidential candidate who is Muslim. He said he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” One might try to give him the benefit[Read More…]

by October 28, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Gun Control Questions Arise Again in the Face of Tragedy

Ten lives were cut short this month in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. In the wake of the tragedy, the Obama administration issued a response to gun violence that has never been seen before. This administration argues for the need for a staunch and unwavering commitment to[Read More…]

by October 25, 2015 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Life as the Sum of All the Small Things

A student’s study-abroad experience is often defined by big moments spent traveling and exploring the world. However, these moments only make up a portion of their time abroad. Instead, it is the small things that make up the majority of the time. As a result, the small, seemingly meaningless things[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
DESHPANDE: The Limits of Science (and Life)

DESHPANDE: The Limits of Science (and Life)

For a society terrified of death, we should be proud of ourselves: In comparison to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, who were lucky to live past the age of 25, Americans currently hold an average life expectancy of 80 years. Through a combination of pharmaceutical innovation, biotechnological revolution and nutritional awareness, we[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Commentary, Opinion - Top

The Chaos and Overcrowding of the ER

Growing up, I was absolutely terrified of going to the hospital. The cold, nondescript corridors, the intimidating medical equipment, and the palpable tension between life and death frightened me. Although this anxiety has now been muted, the hospital still seems like a cold, unwelcome environment, and this feeling is only[Read More…]

by October 3, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top