On Thursday, I found myself in a classroom in the basement of the College of Arts and Sciences, waiting to listen to Nadya Okamoto, a Harvard freshman, give a talk about tampons. Menstruation is a taboo topic, even on a progressive campus like Boston University, but BU’s new chapter of HeForShe, an organization dedicated to […]

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Jean-Paul Mari is a journalist and psychologist, who, in his TED talk, claimed that we have a sense of immortality that gives us a “lightness of being.” And I think he is correct. We believe that death is something that resides far into our future (or maybe not at all, because we do not actively stop […]

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Hearing about new discoveries in the field of genetics always tends to get people’s thoughts running in a certain direction. We think: superhuman looks, superhuman strength and superhuman brainpower — basically a genetically-modified species of super humans casually strolling around the planet. Then we correct our self-absorbed, conceited ways and think of the technology’s other […]

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This is a question that I have been trying to answer for the past four years, and one that I plan on spending the next four years trying to answer. What am I passionate about? I have made elaborate lists, shortlisted and experimented. Then, I’ve changed my mind, crossed a couple of items off the […]

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Last Sunday, Queen Hillary Rodham Clinton announced what we all have been waiting for: she is officially running for president in 2016. After writing a post about Clinton’s political prowess and what I thought we could expect from her as the election draws closer, I started to think about Clinton’s evolution from first lady to […]

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