For honest students, no good deed goes unpunished

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In the era of COVID-19, education is one of the aspects of life that has been changed the most drastically. Large lecture halls and classrooms are a thing of the past, at least for the moment. High school students attend a compressed version of their classes and college students are expected to work from home. Both groups are expected to forgo their social lives and sanity for the sake of public health while simultaneously being almost exclusively blamed for the spread. Along with the changes to the classroom environment has come changes to the testing environment. Testing is vital to…


Academics in the midst of a pandemic

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The idea was simple: in March 2020, due to a global pandemic, nearly every university in the US decided to move to remote learning and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Students then had a choice: stay on campus, more or less alone in their rooms, or move back home, which would be cheaper, and even if more emotionally challenging it would be significantly less financially challenging. Most opted for the latter, some for the former. Those that opted to go home returned to the same family dynamics they had faced in high school. Though not specific to college students, domestic…


Elon Musk’s plan to hack the brain — and what stands in his way

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Elon Musk has consistently proven that he is capable of doing the impossible, whether it’s making fully-electric cars profitable on a grand scale or proving to NASA that space travel can be done more efficiently. He has done both of these so spectacularly that on September 1st he was briefly wealthier than Mark Zuckerberg.

He is a tech tycoon through and through, yet he has begun to make headway in neuroscience with his newest project: Neuralink. The specifics of the device were uncertain until on August 28th, the public received a progress update on what Neuralink is doing.

In the…


Some of the kindest people train in the most brutal sport there is.

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When most people think of fighting, they think of either the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) or boxing. They think of the blood- and sweat- spattered rings, of carved men and women senselessly beating the hell out of one another for sport. Most people flinch just watching a boxing match or MMA fight. After all, it is the highest-contact sport there is and injuries are more or less expected, be it brain damage or broken bones. What would make someone interested in watching this sport, never mind participate in it?

I’ve been training in MMA for about 6 years now, and…


It’s a very different picture than being a full-fledged adult

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At this point in the pandemic, it’s well-known that the Coronavirus is far more dangerous to the elderly than it is to the young. In the midst of surging cases in Arizona, Texas, and Florida, the younger generation-Millenials and Gen Z-are increasingly under fire for being “lax” about social distancing. In the above-linked article, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said the following:

“I think that we’ve started to see some erosion in social distancing from probably some of the younger population”

This sentiment has been echoed time and time again, since the very beginning of the pandemic. Young people aren’t as…


How to master any situation like an actor in a play

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Have you ever felt out of place? Have you ever felt out of place in a situation or made a misstep that seemed to ruin the whole event for you? We all make mistakes, but how do you make less? For an introvert like me, I’ve discovered that “going with the flow” has saved me many an embarrassing moment. It may sound cheesy, but “flow” is something even described by Lao Tzu.

“Flow” is a state in which your actions and reactions proceed smoothly with your thoughts and the people around you. It’s a state in which you are in…


How a simple, daily task can change how you react to difficulties

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I have always been an anxious person, and I have always taken a shower the temperature of which was anywhere from soothingly warm to an attempt to steam myself like a lobster. It was relaxing, it was what I knew, and the people who hailed the benefits of cold showers always sounded like masochists to me. So what if it helped your metabolism or your skin? Neither seemed worth it to me as a 22-year-old male and the research I did yielded as many physical pros to sauna showers as it did icy ones. I liked being a lobster.

The cons of being a lobster

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