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In Focus: Should students worry about Ebola in the USA?

In Focus: Should students worry about Ebola in the USA?

By Perspective Staff | October 20, 2014

Angelina McNeela | @A_McNeela_NSI don’t find it unreasonable to consider a potential pandemic.No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I don’t think Ebola is being used as a fear factor — this is a real threat. The Centers for Disease Control is estimating...

Top 5: Random October ‘holidays’

By Holly New | October 1, 2013

No. 5: National Cat DayBreak out your kitty litter and cough up your fur balls: Oct. 29 is the day to celebrate National Cat Day.This day, founded in 2005 by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige, is designed to raise awareness about the millions of cats...

Health care system ranked 37 worldwide

By Colin Remes | April 10, 2012

Part 2 of 2 We are facing gridlock in Washington, but parliamentary systems rarely see a lack of movement like we are experiencing. The main reason for this is that parliamentary systems are significantly more unified in their political views, ideas and...

Supposed cancer risks wont deter my cell phone habits

Supposed cancer risks won’t deter my cell phone habits

By Kyla Gardner | June 9, 2011

I decided I became an adult when I started flossing regularly. I felt that I had grown out of what psychologists call the superman complex: teenagers believe they are invincible and nothing bad can happen to them. It's the reason they're so bad at driving...

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