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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Julia Zarina: Engineering for the 'real world'

BY JULIA ZARINA

We need to commit to education beyond equations and computer code, not only to inspire and include capable students who don’t fit the traditional mold, but to set and live up to a higher standard of real-world-driven, socially responsible engineering.

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Nivedita Karki: The value of an idea

BY NIVEDITA KARKI

This is a campus of start-up weekends and social innovation challenges, of Hackathons and career fairs, and of just kids with ideas looking to make some change in the world. Is any one part of the conceptualization of these ideas really worth more than the other?

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Sophia Usow: Cards on the table

BY SOPHIA USOW

I, for one, am tired of swallowing that big, ugly pill: the one that makes us believe that no woman who struggles, or has ever struggled, with depression, anxiety or any type of eating disorder has the power to accomplish anything meaningful.

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Patrick Maillet: The truth behind the ACA

BY PATRICK MAILLET

Let’s stop glorifying every potential setback to the ACA and focus on making a more efficient healthcare system.

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Katie Steen: Yeah, we know

BY KATIE STEEN

The University does respond when its students complain, but, just like the belated expulsion of Gibbons received a widely-uttered reply of, “Yeah, we knew that all along” from us, it seems oftentimes the University’s response is simply, “Yeah, we knew, too.”

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Caitlyn Brennan: Dust to dust

BY CAITLYN BRENNAN

Don’t feel bad for me because I don’t believe in God, and don’t dismiss my faith because it relies on the physical rather than the spiritual. Indeed, put simply, when I say I have faith, believe me.

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Michael Schramm: Lifting a weight off men shoulder's

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Since anorexia and bulimia are the two most acknowledged eating disorders, it appears that men actually represent a small minority of sufferers. But this statistic actually shrouds the truth.

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