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Students not safe from identity theft

December 16, 2015

"Your card has been declined. It says it's not authorized." I was in a drive-thru buying lunch with zero cash on me when my debit card stopped working. I checked my account on my phone and saw that...

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Cultural appropriation perpetuates racism

Megan Mann // October 28, 2015

Cultural appropriation is a hot topic right now. But what exactly is it? Well, the general consensus definition is that cultural appropriation is the act of a dominant culture adopting aspects of another...

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Education hindered by overprotective parents

Megan Mann // October 4, 2015

Do you know what really gets my rocks off? A scientific book about a woman whose cervical cancer cells are taken without her knowledge and used to change the course of medical history. Damn. It's better...

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Victims overshadowed by the bully

Megan Mann // September 22, 2015

Kim Davis.Two words composing a single name. That's all it takes to start a huge debate about religion and gay marriage, and everyone has an opinion.I mean, it's hard not to get swept up in the story:A...

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Single, been ready to mingle

Megan Mann // September 21, 2015

I never thought I'd be here. Three years ago, I was that girl who was still with her high school boyfriend in the dorms.Oh yes, I was the one who annoyed her roommate and friends because I'd drop everything...

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Senioritis plagues students approaching graduation

Megan Mann // September 5, 2015

When I was a senior in high school, my life was like the song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3. I got accepted into my dream school, I knew exactly what I wanted to major in and...

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Real World: Adulting

Megan Mann // August 31, 2015

My hands are cold and clammy. My heart's racing I'm pretty sure I'm on the brink of having a panic attack. I click on the online link and meticulously scan the article, devouring every word as my hair...

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Failing an entire class? Tempting but misguided

Megan Mann // May 12, 2015

It's no secret that I am not cut out to be a teacher. I can't stand disrespectful know-it-alls or kiddos who throw tantrums in the middle of class because "Jimmy's touching me and he has cooties!" All...

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Dr. Oz: The medical version of Billy Mays

Megan Mann // May 5, 2015

I have watched maybe four episodes of "The Dr. Oz Show," and it was only because my mother all but tied me to a chair and put toothpicks in my eyes to keep them open. It was pure torture. So...

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Don’t touch my Tylenol

Megan Mann // May 5, 2015

When Tylenol had a massive recall of most of its products back in 2010, most people went on with their day-to-day lives. Me? I was stockpiling red and white bottles like a survivalist stockpiles...

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Medical robots will never replace human interaction

Megan Mann // April 29, 2015

Imagine a future in which the medical field is filled with machines that do everything, kind of like Baymax from "Big Hero 6." They comfort the sick and injured while finding a vein for bloodwork...

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New gluten-free foods satisfy everyone’s appetite

Megan Mann // April 28, 2015

My aunt and cousin have been gluten free for a long time for severe health reasons.They're also pretty much dairy-free, sugar-free and anything that tastes good-free. So when I heard that Disney World...

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