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GAMADES: Eliminating proper abortion care creates public health crisis

GAMADES: Eliminating proper abortion care creates public health crisis

The summer before my senior year of high school, I vividly remember staying up the night of June 25 to watch a live feed of the Texas Senate. I wasn’t even in Texas (my home state) at the time — I watched on my computer in Minnesota, joining 200,000 other viewers online and the roughly 2,000 that filled the Senate […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MINTZ: Maybe I am hard to love

MINTZ: Maybe I am hard to love

Sometimes I feel as if I am hard to love. The old adage goes that relationships are about compromise. But as someone who is bipolar, I often find compromise hard to find. There are times of stability, but underneath it all I am still bipolar, careening from edge to edge with no warning. It feels like I can either take […]

by Casey Mintz· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: ReACT cancer study marks progress in fighting disease

RENNER: ReACT cancer study marks progress in fighting disease

There is good news in the cancer world — on Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reported about one of the “first cancer vaccines to show a survival benefit.” Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. is a company that works to create drug therapies that will target cancer. It operates on the “fundamental scientific belief that harnessing the power of the immune system would […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BENNAIM: On the need for campaign finance reform

BENNAIM: On the need for campaign finance reform

If you have been following the 2016 U.S. presidential debates, you may have heard the phrase “campaign finance reform.” This type of reform comes up pretty often and is part of the demagoguery meant to entice voters. In reality, campaign finance reform is a vague concept, like comprehensive immigration reform or the promise to rebuild the tax system. So what […]

by Amid Bennaim· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Tinder is the night

WILSHERE: Tinder is the night

It was 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and the light peeked into my dorm. As birds melodically chirped and marathoners finished their last laps, I got a message on Tinder. Saving my relatives from the expletives I encountered, I will not mention some of specific messages I received. I scrolled through different messages from boys with names like Jon or […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Paris attacks brought out xenophobia

GAMADES: Paris attacks brought out xenophobia

Remember a few weeks ago when I said I had a love/hate relationship with political discourse on Facebook? This is where I talk about the “hate” part. It’s one thing to roll your eyes at some goofy status made about a politician and keep scrolling, but the rampant prejudice that flooded Facebook in the hours after the Friday attacks on […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
SARNA: International enrollment on rise

SARNA: International enrollment on rise

Take a stroll down a university campus and you’ll find yourself looking at a different international face every three to four minutes. This may vary in accuracy as you move from highly populated schools in large cities to less recognizable ones nestled in smaller towns. An annual study conducted by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of […]

by Rhea Sarna· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Student with cancer speaks to uncertainty of life

RENNER: Student with cancer speaks to uncertainty of life

“Micro-ambitious,” is a term coined by a high school senior in New Zealand who was just diagnosed with cancer. Jake Bailey used this phrase when addressing his student body in a valedictorian speech. A week before he was set to perform this duty as Christchurch Boys’ High School’s senior monitor (New Zealand’s version of a school’s student body president), he […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Minorities deserve recognition in presidential election

BURSTEIN: Minorities deserve recognition in presidential election

In just about one year, the United States will determine its next president. Republican or Democrat? Man or woman? Minority or majority? These are only some of the questions voters will be juggling when they head to the polls next November. Even though the election seems far away, many people, including me, have been using the past few months to […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
PILLEY: Valuing reckless kindness

PILLEY: Valuing reckless kindness

I have spent the past ten summers involved, somehow, someway, with Camp Silver Beach on the eastern shore of Virginia. The past four summers I worked there, and the past two I lived there for 13 weeks. I am the epitome of a camp kid. I have countless camp T-shirts, at least six scars from injuries sustained at summer camp […]

by Katelyn Pilley· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion