Opinions

Morbid curiosity: What’s so interesting about true crime?

Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction is obliged to stick to believable possibilities, and truth isn’t.

Nobel by blood

For a prize that’s considered to be the pinnacle of achievement in any field, there’s a conservative distribution among extremely similar looking people.

What is success?

Success is the ability to keep persevering, not letting material gains or losses define you.

What’s in a euphemism?

Since Reagan, the American right wing has used euphemisms to disguise cruelty under nonsense phrases, shift public discourse, and couch unacceptable actions in a kind of abstract political mystique.

Everyone needs a break right now

We 100% support the decision to cancel fall break, but there has to be something to replace it.

URMC’s Anti-Racism Action Plan ignores health care’s discriminatory history

URMC has missed one of their best opportunities to come to terms with how they might be perpetuating medical racism.

Conquering anxiety takes practice

Sometimes I’m stronger than my anxiety, other times my anxiety overpowers me. But I keep trying, and I keep improving.

Restorative justice isn’t always just

The criminal justice system doesn’t only exist to punish the accused. It offers victims an opportunity to exorcise our rage through a more objective, institutional campaign of state-sponsored violence.

How not to have class discussions

There’s a difference between engaging with the material and engaging with your own ego.

Online courses don’t have to be a pain

In a hybrid world, technological aptitude is an important aspect of teaching, and we need Zoom courses to work in order to get our money’s worth.