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Commentary: Running Into the Rain
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Commentary: Running Into the Rain

Cross country is a sport that never stops. Whether it be a blazing summer day or a chilly autumn afternoon, we always hit the trail sparing little regard for the sweat that will drench us. As one of my forerunners used to say, there have been times when the team would wish for earthquakes, divine…

Commentary: Learned Labels
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Commentary: Learned Labels

Many of us have heard impassioned arguments about “learning styles.” Whether determined by online quizzes, personal reflection, or teachers’ judgement, students all over the world know if they are auditory, visual, hands-on, or reading learners. These distinct categories often shape their study habits and academic choices. Yet a large body of research suggests that constraining…

Commentary: The Chinese Tourist Phenomenon
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Commentary: The Chinese Tourist Phenomenon

When people imagine ideal tourists, the polite and respectful ones, massive hoards of Chinese tourists are definitely not what comes to mind. There is a pervasive yet unspoken stereotype surrounding Chinese tourists that regards them as rude, culture-disrespecting, and pushy. Chinese tourists are painted as people who know nothing about the refined practices of Western…

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Commentary: A New Supreme Court (In)Justice

Despite multiple  allegations of sexual assault, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh advanced to the Senate floor last Saturday for a confirmation hearing. The hearing resulted in a 50-48 vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. After following the entire process with scrutiny, it is evident that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was spoken down to for…

Commentary: The Unforgiving Industry of eSports
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Commentary: The Unforgiving Industry of eSports

Video games have always acted as a reprieve, a fictitious game world in which one can become the character they control and escape from the hardships of reality. Recently, however, there has been a worrying shift in the reason to why people play games. These days, our focus has shifted from wishing to become the…

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