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Student on the truth about Santa

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December 11, 2014

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Written by Arjun Sahdev Santa’s round belly, joyous, booming laugh and fluffy beard easily make him the most magical being to kids everywhere. So magical that, for awhile, people believe he is real. But there comes a time in ev...

Top Seven New Year’s Resolution (2015)

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December 11, 2014

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Written by Justin Wenig Get off your couch and join a local gym! Make a resolution to run a little bit more every day, and if you’re feeling audacious, pick up some weights. Instead of spending all day on Youtube spen...

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...

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