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Jumping Hurdles: Self-care

December is here, and for students, that often means stress and late nights as opposed to holiday cheer and Christmas cookies. The anxiety of upcoming finals often prevents me from enjoying my final weeks of the semester, and it can be difficult not...

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The Echo Chamber: On artificial intelligence

“Forget everything you think you know,” said every bad sci-fi movie trailer ever. From Skynet to Sonny to Scarlett Johansson, artificial intelligence (AI) has taken on many forms in pop culture, but almost every one of them has been wrong....

The Coin Toss: NFL playoffs?

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions about your favorite professional sports. First, let’s recap last week’s NFL games. It had to happen at some point. Last week, I noted that I had always gotten at...

Runway Roundup: Down to the (chicken) wire

Very thoughtful, #DesignerErin! #ProjectRunway pic.twitter.com/tDaMpnKfni — Project Runway (@ProjectRunway) December 2, 2016 Running around a warehouse dotted with fires in garbage cans for extra pizzaz, the designers were tasked with...

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Jumbo Steps: Our biological ‘text messages’

At the risk of trivializing our species’ anatomical complexity, I believe that each of us (bodies, brains, blood and all) communicate with the world by sending out biological “text messages.” Take the shivers, for example (a “text” we’ll...

The Reel World: Atmosphere

Finals week is upon us. A cloud of stress and uncertainty and a foreboding air of impending doom are soon to descend over our beautiful campus. Recently, instead of catching up on my readings, I watched one of my favorite mystery films, “The Girl...

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