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Food for Thought

By John Roemhild, North Central University (MN) A couple nights ago I was cooking for my roommate and myself, and I made admittedly the worst (and strangest) dinner I’ve had in quite some time. We started with an appetizer of box mix chocolate chip muffins, a la brûlé. That’s how the French say, “with the … Continue reading

How College Can Be Improved

Students Need to Learn Practical Skills and Gain Real-World Experience By Margaret Smith, North Carolina State University Hands down, college is a great experience. There is a degree of independence while still within a scheduled academic environment, so it’s like having the best of both worlds. However, the university setting is becoming less and less … Continue reading

Find Your Inner Morning Person

Learn How to Be a Morning Person By Liz McLaughlin, University of North Carolina “I can never fall asleep before midnight.” “Once I fall asleep, I find that I have to use multiple alarms to get me up.” “I often pull all-nighters.” “I avoid morning classes or morning commitments due to my difficulty waking up … Continue reading


By Colleen Ladd, University of Central Florida I’m a 90s kid. Born in ’91. With orange bits of Nickelodeon TV shows, printed bits of Goosebumps chapter books, pleather bits of K-Swiss and Sketcher shoes and color swatch bits of the Power Rangers, my childhood memories make a nostalgic, mosaic painting. I woke up early on Saturday … Continue reading

Film Review: Contagion

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell, City College of New York At the end of a summer full of superheroes, wizards, and buddy flicks, wanting to see an academic film about a global epidemic comes slow. Perhaps that’s why director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic) packed the cast of Contagion with all of our silver screen favorites. … Continue reading

Where Evolution Ends and Television Begins

The Consequences of Media Gender Norms By Gianna Albaum, University of California, Berkeley You are brainwashed. It’s not your fault, and don’t worry — it’s normal. You think I’m joking, but the fact of the matter is that brainwashing is just a super scary word for what cognitive scientists refer to as socialization. When we’re … Continue reading

Three Things I’ve Learned As A First-Time Entrepreneur

By Alex Schiff, University of Michigan Unlike most of my peers at Ross School of Business, I shunned the traditional sophomore internship or job this summer to work on my startup, Fetchnotes. With the start of classes yesterday, I wanted to share a few lessons I learned this summer in my first four months as … Continue reading

Album Review: Centro-Matic — Fort Recovery

Centro-Matic Fort Recovery Misra (2006) By Alex Biles, University of Michigan I was clued into Centro-Matic’s existence back in April while interviewing Jason Isbell*, who named-dropped the Denton, Texas quartet when I asked him what music he was into, adding the label “great” to his brief description. I wouldn’t get off my ass and track … Continue reading

Romans was Written to Christians

What the Bible Really (Doesn’t Say) About Homosexuality By John Roemhild, North Central University (MN)  26For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;27and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless … Continue reading

Labor’s Tattered Clothes

Labor Needs a New Salesman By Alex Biles, University of Michigan  This past Labor Day, President Obama utilized the occasion to address a fervent crowd of supporters on the topic of job creation. With gloomy unemployment numbers, he outlined a preview of the jobs speech he will deliver to Congress this Thursday. And though the … Continue reading