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Students not safe from identity theft

Students not safe from identity theft

December 16, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"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 there was money in the account, so that wasn't the issue. But what I also noticed was a 10-cent...

Cultural appropriation perpetuates racism

Cultural appropriation perpetuates racism

Megan Mann

October 28, 2015


Filed under News

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 culture (in most cases minorities) and using those aspects in a negative way.Personally, I like the Urban...

Education hindered by overprotective parents

Education hindered by overprotective parents

Megan Mann

October 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 than watching porn on the Internet.Seems insane, right? How the hell can a medical biography be p...

Victims overshadowed by the bully

Victims overshadowed by the bully

Megan Mann

September 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 Kentucky county clerk gets thrown in jail because she defied a federal mandate that ordered her to issue...

Single, been ready to mingle

Single, been ready to mingle

Megan Mann

September 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 when he'd call and I'd hang on to my phone like a life preserver just in case he did. Now I've been single...

Senioritis plagues students approaching graduation

Senioritis plagues students approaching graduation

Megan Mann

September 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to do with my life.I had dreams and goals and I knew how to...

Real World: Adulting

Real World: Adulting

Megan Mann

August 31, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 starts to fall out from the anxiety. It seems like I can't breathe until I get to the end, at which ...

Failing an entire class? Tempting but misguided

Failing an entire class? Tempting but misguided

Megan Mann

May 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 that aside, if I were a professor in college, I probably would be like the one from Texas A&M wh...

Dr. Oz: The medical version of Billy Mays

Dr. Oz: The medical version of Billy Mays

Megan Mann

May 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 imagine the gloating I did when it came out that 10 of his fellow faculty members at Columbia University...

Don’t touch my Tylenol

Don’t touch my Tylenol

Megan Mann

May 5, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 canned goods and machetes. It's pretty well known that Tylenol is bad for people. Excessive dosa...

Medical robots will never replace human interaction

Medical robots will never replace human interaction

Megan Mann

April 29, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 without a single issue. Then they administer the cure for the common cold, and everyone goes home ...

New gluten-free foods satisfy everyone’s appetite

New gluten-free foods satisfy everyone’s appetite

Megan Mann

April 28, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 was putting in a gluten-free and vegan bakery, I almost fell to my knees and screamed "Hallelujah."W...

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