The Importance of Sleep

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer Throughout my time as an undergraduate, I only recall having a few early-morning classes. Though I generally can rise early without much difficulty, one 8:00 a.m. freshman English course proved to be a bit much. Perhaps it was the fact that I commuted to campus by bus, and had to […]

Diet vs. Drugs

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By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer I’ve recently spent a lot of time thinking about drugs. No, not those kinds of drugs, although they do cross my mind occasionally (don’t tell my conservative mom). I’m talking about pharmaceutical medications, particularly those as basic as over the counter drugs like Nexium, Advil, Claritin and so on. If […]

The Broken US Health Care System

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Back when I lived in Argentina, I paid something like $80 per month for health insurance. Under my plan, I was completely covered for pretty much anything. I went to the dentist once to get my teeth cleaned because there was no out-of-pocket charge. One of the things that Mom passed […]

Countries Are What They Eat: A Statistical Adventure

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writer The gods have blessed me with a ‘gutter palate.’ If they could make a tasteless, perfectly nutritional milkshake, I would drink it for every meal. So when I came across how the United Nations statistics team creates a dataset of ‘what countries are eating,’ I bit into it. Beyond the […]

Studies, Stress & Snacks

And we’re back to finals week. Good luck everybody! Make sure you keep  your mind and belly full. Study and thy mind shall be full of knowledge. But you need to keep your tummy full enough too to run the finals marathon and allay the stress that comes with it! The golden word here is […]