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Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

November 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm 0 comments

Risk-taking is frightening — but it should be pursued by students. So stood the premise of this year’s TEDxGeorgetown conference. Speakers, including students, alumni, faculty and public figures, discussed the role of risk-taking in their achievements, failures and inspirations. They related their experiences and what it means to break away from the statusRead More

A New Form of Gender Inequality

November 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

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

Fall Seven Times, Get up Eight.

November 2, 2015 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

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

America: A Nation of Immigrants?

October 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm 0 comments

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 acrossRead More

Can Religion Preclude You from Presidency?

October 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm 1 comment

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 benefitRead More

Gun Control Questions Arise Again in the Face of Tragedy

October 25, 2015 at 10:34 am 2 comments

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 toRead More

Life as the Sum of All the Small Things

October 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

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 thingsRead More

DESHPANDE: The Limits of Science (and Life)

DESHPANDE: The Limits of Science (and Life)

October 20, 2015 at 1:04 am 0 comments

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, weRead More

The Chaos and Overcrowding of the ER

October 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

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 onlyRead More

Creating Confidence

October 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

A little over a week ago, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 500th home run, entering an elite club of hitters who have reached that milestone. An integral member of multiple World Series-winning teams, Ortiz has become a hero to many Red Sox fans.   I amRead More