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Smarts

Two Things I’ve Realized About My Student Loans

You may or may not know that in the United States, you must pay for tuition and housing up front in order to attend a university. This means that you either are very rich, have a great story for a nice scholarship, or you take out loans. (Or maybe two of the three. I don’t […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman Role

I was browsing Facebook before the Super Bowl on Sunday when I saw Huffpo’s breaking news post about Philip Seymour Hoffman. Like most people, I entered a state of shock upon seeing this news. I remember when he opened up about his addiction a few years ago. He was such an amazing actor, dedicated to […]

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Perspectives

Year of Being Fearless

When I was 12 years old, I woke up one morning and told my mom I didn’t want to go to school because I was sad. She eyed me suspiciously and felt my head with her cold hands. “It doesn’t feel like you’re running a fever,” she said. With tears in my eyes, I replied, […]

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Mental Illness

The Banality of Talking (And Why It Saved Me)

“I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” “• Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression