Myths and Misconceptions about Health: Diet Frenzy
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Myths and Misconceptions about Health: Diet Frenzy

Diet talk is everywhere. You hear or read about it in a variety of settings. Even a simple commute to the grocery store might result in unsolicited dietary…

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In Our Nature: Sharing the good
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In Our Nature: Sharing the good

One thing I’ve always loved about hiking in the great outdoors is how friendly all the people you meet on the trail tend to be. It doesn’t matter…

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Coming of Age in the Techno-Revolution: The Mystery of X
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Coming of Age in the Techno-Revolution: The Mystery of X

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about intersections. Specifically, the places where people, objects and ideas converge to produce some sort of result. The interesting…

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In Our Nature: ADVENTURE
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In Our Nature: ADVENTURE

It’s almost electric, that shiver down my spine when I’m out walking on a dark night. Traversing a starlit marsh or wood, the eerie stillness is breached only…

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Myths and misconceptions about health: The power of medical categories
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Myths and misconceptions about health: The power of medical categories

What is it about medical categories that makes them so powerful? Why are people, particularly from the U.S., so confident in their accuracies? Why is it that simply…

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Self-care Warfare: It’s 2015, Stop Gendering Me
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Self-care Warfare: It’s 2015, Stop Gendering Me

Continuing on with the theme of oppressive ideologies that are related to LGBTQIA+ identities, in this column I’m going to be talking about transphobia, an oppressive and marginalising…

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Guest Submission: Unlocking kids’ potential in the classroom
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Guest Submission: Unlocking kids’ potential in the classroom

I have always had a profound love for children. Throughout high school and college, I worked with highly resilient and extraordinary children in multiple capacities – as a…

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Coming of Age in the Digital Revolution: The Secret History of Digital Waste
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Coming of Age in the Digital Revolution: The Secret History of Digital Waste

In the introduction to a Technocultural Studies class I took last fall, my professor conducted a quick survey by asking us two  questions: “How many cellphones have you…

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Ask Katehi: 26th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference
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Ask Katehi: 26th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference

This past weekend, our campus hosted the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference where many of your fellows Aggies were participants. The conference attracted 550…

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Rape? Yes, I do want to talk about it: The “normal” response to sexual assault
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Rape? Yes, I do want to talk about it: The “normal” response to sexual assault

Let’s play a game. I’m going to give you two scenarios. I want you to guess which one is the more likely response to being sexually assaulted. Ready?…

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Myths and misconceptions about health: What is autism anyway?
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Myths and misconceptions about health: What is autism anyway?

There are numerous misconceptions about what autism is, what the causes are and how it is experienced. Autism, like any other disorder, is complex and variable. Unfortunately, it…

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In Our Nature: The Mother’s Love
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In Our Nature: The Mother’s Love

Just the right amount of sunlight, just the right amount of rain. With these balances and a little fertile ground, the seed becomes the tree. The branches will…

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Editorial: Obama weighs in on mainstream media’s narrow coverage of Baltimore Riots
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Editorial: Obama weighs in on mainstream media’s narrow coverage of Baltimore Riots

In a speech yesterday at Lehman College in New York, President Obama addressed one of the most widely discussed topics of the ongoing Baltimore riots: news outlets’ tendency…

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Selfcare Warfare: Femme-what? Femmephobia
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Selfcare Warfare: Femme-what? Femmephobia

Since the City of Davis recently hosted its first Pride celebration on Saturday, and the LGBTQIARC is hosting Pride Month, I thought it would be important to talk…

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Coming of Age in the Techno Revolution: The Personal is Cyberpolitical
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Coming of Age in the Techno Revolution: The Personal is Cyberpolitical

Under the giant umbrella that is the 21st-century startup phenomenon, one element stands out to me among the rest: the experience of women in the tech industry. This…

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