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The March for Science[-based policy making]

Since its inception, the March for Science has been contentious, drawing as much vocal criticism as praise. Scientists getting politically involved? What are they protesting? What do they hope to accomplish? I’ve found this debate to be very encouraging, and … Continue reading

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“I have never felt more like a minority in my entire life”

“I don’t know this country” It took Donald Trump winning the Presidency for me to realize just how much I have spent my entire life in a bubble. A bubble that is diverse, well-educated, mostly middle-class, mostly liberal, and not … Continue reading

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“Choreographed response to patterns of violence”

For about as long as I can remember, the front page of every major paper has been covered in crises and negativity, in numbers and names of the dead. It has been a rough year. By now, our violence is down … Continue reading

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What do you do with your privilege? What do you do despite your privilege?

There’s been a lot of talk of privilege recently. I see it on my Facebook feed. I read about it in the news. I overhear discussions about it at the grocery store. Heterosexual white men have privilege. Millenials have privilege. … Continue reading

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I believe in Ithaca, its mayor, and its people

Recently Ithaca has come to the attention of major media outlets such as the NY Times, NPR, and the Guardian for a radical proposal – to establish the first “supervised injection facility” in the US, a place where people can go to legally inject … Continue reading

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It matters that Hillary is a woman.

I support Hillary Clinton because she is a woman. Gender is not the sole reason I support her (I certainly would not vote for Sarah Palin or Carly Fionina), but I won’t pretend that Hillary’s gender doesn’t matter to me*. I don’t believe that … Continue reading

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When were you going to tell me?

As I boarded the bus departing Ithaca last Saturday, my mother called after me, “Why do you always leave so soon? … Don’t forget to call home often! Call me if anything happens. Have a safe trip!” I rolled my eyes and looked … Continue reading

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I would “have it all” if the neighbors would just be quiet already…

Everyone has read about (and, unless you’re me, is probably tired of reading about) whether or not women can “have it all.” But in yesterday’s NY Times Opinion section, author Delia Ephron wrote an interesting piece about what it means … Continue reading

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It’s happening right now

“Is this really my life? Like is it happening right now? Every year I just seem to get a little more humbled, and a little more overwhelmed about the things I’m never going to know or understand.” – Before Midnight … Continue reading

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I want it, but not really…

It’s finals week here at Cornell. Between me and “freedom” there stand 1 pset, 1 final project, 2 final exams, and 9 grad school apps. So I should grit my teeth, pick up the pace, and sprint towards the finish, … Continue reading

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