Category Archives: New York Times

Are We There Yet?

“Are we there yet?” “No.” “Are we there yet?” “No.”  This classic question reaches past the 2005 movie starring Ice Cube to our childhoods. We begged parents to inform us of our exact location to gauge how far we had traveled and how far we had left until our destination- forever wondering about our wandering. […] Continue reading

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Studying sleep

You find yourself in the wee hours of the morning, and after a long day of classes and work, you’d like nothing more than to sink into bed and into the reprieve of sleep.  Only one problem: you still have to study for a big Spanish test, meaning you’re faced with a depressing choice… or […] Continue reading

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Studying sleep

You find yourself in the wee hours of the morning, and after a long day of classes and work, you’d like nothing more than to sink into bed and into the reprieve of sleep.  Only one problem: you still have to study for a big Spanish test, meaning you’re faced with a depressing choice… or […] Continue reading

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Wild Bioassumptions?

In the following article, Killian C Quigley considers the power, potential, and responsibilities that come with the increase of bioscience knowledge. By comparing Huxley’s Brave New World to Nikolas Rose’s The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century to Frank Bruni’s Genetic or Not, Gay Won’t Go Away, Quigley offers […] Continue reading

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Wild Bioassumptions?

In the following article, Killian C Quigley considers the power, potential, and responsibilities that come with the increase of bioscience knowledge. By comparing Huxley’s Brave New World to Nikolas Rose’s The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century to Frank Bruni’s Genetic or Not, Gay Won’t Go Away, Quigley offers […] Continue reading

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