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Major Trouble

Major Trouble

Something always bothered me about the quintessential college introduction process. “Hi, nice to meet you. What’s your major?” As if the absolute most interesting thing I could disclose to a new acquaintance was my chosen field of study. (Far from it, actually — as a math major, the usual response[Read More…]

by August 11, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Bitten By The Startup Bug

Bitten By The Startup Bug

What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have in common — besides Silicon Valley? They’re bad examples. As successful entrepreneurs, we look up to them and look to be inspired by them, but perhaps we do this a bit too much. In my experience, college students fawn over[Read More…]

by July 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
On The Cutting-Edge

On The Cutting-Edge

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” These famous words of Max Planck are not very comforting. Indeed, they are rather unnerving:[Read More…]

by July 11, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Overdiagnose, Overtreat

Overdiagnose, Overtreat

Nobody’s perfect. Oddly enough, there are doctors and nurses who think otherwise. Up to 80% of abnormalities discovered through full-body scans are not fatal — name anything, it can be found in someone who appears otherwise to be healthy. But these small abnormalities cause doctors to make diagnoses based on[Read More…]

by June 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Difference Is Good

Difference Is Good

Growing up, everyone tells you to dare to be different. Being different is good — it makes us unique, gives us personality, flair, style. But pair this with “dysfunction” as defined by some clipboard-wielding doctor clad in the quintessential white lab coat and your deviation from the norm is labeled[Read More…]

by June 12, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top