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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Harleen Kaur: The conversation we need to have

BY HARLEEN KAUR

It’s time to stop accepting mass shootings as an everyday reality and question how our nation even got to this place to begin with. We’ve been waiting for action long enough, and it’s time that Congress finally answers the call.

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Carlina Duan: On softening, on vulnerability

BY CARLINA DUAN

If we want to be intellectually generous with one another — to love, to make time, to trust, to grow — we’ve got to deconstruct the tough masks. We’ve got to give way to vulnerability.

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Mike Yee: A new poke

BY MIKE YEE

I realized then that the goal of the session was not to make us masters of line placement, but to appreciate the nurses and technicians who routinely establish access even in very difficult patients.

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Zak Witus: Capitalism, ethics and Annie's Mac & Cheese

BY ZAK WITUS

The danger in cultural capitalist practices like Annie’s is that they superficially satisfy our desire to do something good for society and therefore we don’t feel the urge to do something more profoundly but less conveniently good.

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James Brennan: The meaning of merit

BY JAMES BRENNAN

I too can attribute much of my success to affirmative action — affirmative action for white people.

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Victoria Noble: Staying out of the sun

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

As summer approaches, it’s important to remember to be safe in the sun, or at least weigh the possibility of developing cancer later on with your wish to look tanner. Personally, I’ve decided that it’s just not worth it.

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Derek Wolfe: Shaq's shame

BY DEREK WOLFE

I want to live in a world without so much hatred. While that’s certainly a tall order, learning to think twice before we say — or post — something is a good place to start.

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