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Column: Ladies need STEM mentors

Column: Ladies need STEM mentors

September 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist It’s no secret that women have been historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. For many women of the early 20th century, becoming a scientist wasn’t exactly encouraged. Marie Tharp, a female geologist at a...

Column: Trigger warnings support freedom of speech

Column: Trigger warnings support freedom of speech

September 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Two weeks ago, the University of Chicago found itself in the center of national debate after Dean of Students John Ellison sent a letter to incoming freshmen condemning the use of trigger warnings and safe spaces. “Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnin...

Column: Bernie or Bust could help Trump

Column: Bernie or Bust could help Trump

August 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist You are on a boat. Its captain brings everyone on deck together and makes an announcement. As the leader of the boat, the captain has set a course for the foreseeable future. However, some of your fellow passengers are unhappy about the direction the captain has ...

Column: Ocean drilling poses challenges in more ways than one

Column: Ocean drilling poses challenges in more ways than one

July 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist During my six-month internship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), I wrote about a number of exciting questions that oceanographers attempt to answer in their research. The researchers I covered ranged from a doctoral student who studies shark behavior t...

Column: More than 350 were killed during Ramadan, and we barely noticed

Column: More than 350 were killed during Ramadan, and we barely noticed

July 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Featured Content, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist Ramadan is about righteousness. Ramadan is about learning to empathize with the suffering of others. Ramadan is about stripping down the material parts of yourself to bring forth kindness and devotion. Ramadan is about family. This year, however, the Islamic State group attemp...

Column: Interdisciplinary research a collaborative effort

Column: Interdisciplinary research a collaborative effort

June 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Featured Content, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist As a person who prides herself on having a strong vocabulary, I have always had a particular interest in unusual adjectives. Some of my favorites include pompous, effervescent and volatile. In the past three years of my college career, the term interdisciplinar...

Column: No words for the tragedy in Orlando

Column: No words for the tragedy in Orlando

June 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist There is no way this column could be focused on anything but the tragedy in Orlando. When 49 people are murdered and 53 more are injured at an LGBTQA+ club for nothing more than existing at the wrong place at the wrong time, all other topics and problems and disc...

Column: Climate change communication crucial

Column: Climate change communication crucial

June 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist About two months ago, when I was getting ready to register for fall classes and face the fact that my co-op couldn’t last forever, I stumbled upon a journalism elective titled “Climate Change Communication, Energy Politics and Journalism.” As an aspiring scie...

Column: Clinton betrays climate in accepting big oil funds

Column: Clinton betrays climate in accepting big oil funds

April 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, editorial columnist In what has quickly become an infamous video, Hillary Clinton blasted a woman who had asked her about campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry. Clinton claimed these accusations were lies put forward by the Bernie Sanders campaign. Later, on NBC’s “M...

Technology invites questions

Technology invites questions

April 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist So far in my education, my understanding of what it means to be a scientist has been a little fuzzy. However, with the combination of doing research the past two semesters and working at my current co-op in communications at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHO...

Acceptance advertising campaign not to be rewarded

Acceptance advertising campaign not to be rewarded

March 31, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, editorial columnist I have recently seen the appearance of American Eagle advertisements on Boston trains. Many of these feature conventionally beautiful women with the caption “the real you is sexy.” The photos are apparently not airbrushed. The implication is that American...

Column: Ocean’s future depends on us

Column: Ocean’s future depends on us

March 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, editorial columnist I’ve been working on Cape Cod for more than two months now, and I still don’t get tired of staring at the water. Almost every day, I take a walk to a stretch of beach located near the building I work in at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Th...

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