During my junior year of high school, I remember seeing a cartoon of a map that was comfortably politically incorrect. It showed Canada as the land of “[expletive] music and bears” and South America as the place for “drugs and supermodels.” I knew that this map was a joke, ignoring the brilliance of every country […]

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“It’s going to be tough. I’ve been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life. How do I tell my story? How do I tell people what I’ve been through? And that day is today.” These were the opening lines of Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday. He began […]

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Perhaps one of the most frustrating and unyieldingly irksome aspects of the study abroad experience in Europe is travel. Travel in Europe seems to be guided by Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong will go wrong. Such has been the case for me all around Europe. Just two weeks ago, my friends and I found […]

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Martin Bellander, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, has conducted a controversial experiment in which he concludes that blue is the most popular color in today’s art world. Without going into detail about his scientific process, Bellander used the BBC search browser to save and date thousands of artworks […]

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The concept of Etsy is fascinating to me. As it brings handcrafted and original products to the vastness that is the Internet, it is an irony in itself. On April 16, Etsy expanded the irony even further by going public, with each share starting at $31. Now, the concept of Etsy fascinates me even further […]

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In things-I-wish-I-would’ve-done-first-news, a man has declared himself the ruler of a new country he dubbed “Liberland.” Vít Jedlička, Liberland’s current president, discovered an unclaimed 2.7-square mile patch of land between Croatia and Serbia. Because neither country wanted it nor had any citizens living in it, Jedlička claimed it for himself and did what anyone would do […]

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Things between U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have been rough as of late, particularly when the word “Iran” is mentioned. The notorious letter to Iran drafted by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton with the support of 46 Republican Senators — allegedly intending to educate Iranian officials about the American system but more-so revealing […]

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Football fans are getting excited for the 2015 National Football League draft, which begins on Thursday. Each year, competitive college players are selected by professional teams to start their careers during the draft. Very often, players who are away from the spotlight get drafted first and players who are widely popular among fans don’t get […]

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In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a specific patent on gene testing for an isolated strand of DNA, which is thought to be linked to hereditary breast cancer. The invalidation of the patent, held by Myriad Genetics, meant that the company no longer had a monopoly on this method of cancer detection, and the […]

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From the first grade onward, we start spending the same amount of time at school as we do at our homes. Essentially, our school becomes our second home. It’s a given that our educators over the years play a major roles in our lives. Initially, being a teacher meant simply teaching math or science, but […]

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