Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock to Protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

  Perhaps you live far from the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, but there are still actions we can take to protest the building of $3.7 billion infrastructure project. Most of us live near a bank that is funding the building of this pipeline. Bill McKibben for YES! Magazine writes, Maybe there’s a Citibank branch …

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Raising Funds for Medical Treatment

Dear readers, Please consider helping us if you can. For the past sixteen months, I have been in a vegetative state due to a doctor's prescription medication error. We are struggling to afford medical treatment and would appreciate your help. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed and for your consideration. Wishing all good …

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Ode to a Dreamer of Dreams

Dear Dr. Sacks, Like the late Carl Sagan, you have a gentle way of magnifying everything into brilliant resolution and reminding us of our place in the universe. I always look forward to reading your books and opinion pieces, as you put which things matter into perspective. Last month, I was quite delighted to read …

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Late Night Thoughts on Lewis Thomas

Lately, I've been enjoying the works of Lewis Thomas. In The Fragile Species, he shared ideas evocative of the late Carl Sagan: Never mind our embarrassed indignation when we were first told, last century, that we came from a family of apes and had chimps as near cousins. That was relatively easy to accommodate, having at …

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In Memoriam: Remembering Our Fallen

On this day, a sacred event in the consciousness of American citizens, as we remember those who lost their lives fighting for our freedoms, we are reminded that most of us cannot truly understand the sacrifice of those who serve in the all-volunteer armed forces. I have always believed that the greatest grief that can …

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The Sociological Perspective

This month, I am taking an introductory sociology class in preparation for the "Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior" section of the new MCAT, and it has got me thinking a lot about how genetics and sociology seem to face a lot of the same challenges when it comes to obtaining certain types of data largely …

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The Modern-Day Scheherazade

Last night, my parents and I had the privilege of seeing John Adams conduct the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a work of his own composition, Scheherazade.2 (tickets were half off in honor of Mother’s Day weekend). I was especially excited to hear Adams’ re-imagination of the Arabian Nights folktales since I had decided to compare …

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