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Exploring the Link between Socioeconomic Status and Scholarly Success

by Henry Mann Consider the classic tale: Five and six-year old students enter a kindergarten classroom. The background of the students varies in gender, race, ethnicity, class and so forth. As they progress through their academic journey together, their success within the classroom diverges and evolves. To what do we owe these transformations? With the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Tip of the Iceberg

by Julius Eason There is a secretive multinational trade agreement that threatens to put the rights of profit-driven corporations over the rights of human beings. Titled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the TPP is an international trade pact currently being negotiated by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) along with eleven other foreign governments: Australia, … Continue reading


Food for Thought: The Scientific Link between Diet and Cognition

by Benjamin Virnston Recent discoveries in food science have clearly demonstrated the impact of diet on mental health. With a few simple changes to our eating habits we can supercharge our minds. Owing to a steadily increasing trend toward health-consciousness, many of us are already aware of the close link between what we eat and how … Continue reading

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Military Sexual Assault Debate Not Going Away, Pentagon Struggling for Answers

by Robert Callobridge For decades, the Pentagon has struggled to address the issue of sexual assault within its ranks. The issue, though often overlooked, has been a perennial topic of concern for certain lawmakers and committees tasked with oversight of the massive federal agency. In 2004, Congress mandated the creation of the a task force to … Continue reading