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Yearly tradition provides reflection

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December 11, 2014

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Written by Danielle Yacobson Every year, on January 1st, I have this fantastic idea that I’ll keep a daily journal. Pulling out a fresh notebook, I enthusiastically detail my winter break Netflix binging while shamelessl...

Memories of a Marine

Memories of a Marine

November 17, 2014

Social pressures to achieve academically are the main cause of cheating

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March 21, 2014

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L ying and cheating in a classroom environment are behaviors often viewed as characteristic of a class’s worst-performing students: those who are irresponsible and inattentive and just trying to get by. But interestingly, a...

Cheating is never worth the risk

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March 21, 2014

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Cheating is bad; we get it. Cheating is defined by the Gunn handbook as taking (or lending) at inappropriate times a person’s work, information, ideas, research and documentation, without properly identifying the originator. ...

Four years of stress and ‘academic vigor’ for one moment of glory

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March 21, 2014

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A t Gunn, the colleges a student is accepted to and the college he ends up attending have a significant bearing on his self-confidence. Gunn’s heavy “college culture” is what drives its academic vigor. Students’ determination...

What is actually attractive?

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March 10, 2014

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Attraction. The very word attracts. It is the perennial motivator of human conduct: the provenance of our deepest feelings and desires that inherently inspire our culture and opinions. Yet how accurately is it represented? He...

Exploring the concept of “hook-ups”: Past, Present, and Future

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March 10, 2014

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“Why would you just cuddle with her when you could do it? I mean, Forman, doing it is it. That’s why they call it it.” —Michael Kelso, That 70’s Show   Though stated for comedic effect, Michael Kelso’s sentim...

The Oracle takes a trip through the campus to bring you an overview of how students and staff members spend their lunch period.

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February 3, 2014

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Lunch on the Freshman Quad Lucy Oyer Managing editor It’s 12:52 and the lunch bell has just rung. Lunch starts as a trickle but soon becomes a stream of students filing towards the concrete platform that faces the Little...

Staff member revamps study habits for Work and Family Month

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October 17, 2013

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As a procrastinator, I will readily admit that the average teenager’s work space is hardly a center of productivity. We’re constantly fighting the beckon of the great entity called the Internet, which taunts us with Imgur,...

Reporter reflects on favorite book for Book Month

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October 17, 2013

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I could have picked a timeless classic to celebrate National Book Month, but instead, I decided to nominate Tim Gunn’s “Fashion Bible,” which details the fascinating history of everything in your closet. National Book Month,...

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