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Creepy Creatures, Menacing Myths

BY MELODY NAZARBEGIAN | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2018-19)   In the midst of Spooky Season, images of the creepiest creatures come to mind, and are sure to elicit a few shrieks. Our notions that arise from exaggerated, mythical imagery in films and other media, however, tend to be inaccurate. One of the most prominent…

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Blame it on the Alcohol

BY MELODY NAZARBEGIAN | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2018-19)   Alcohol: college students’ favorite functional group and scapegoat. As we take on a new school year, reunite with friends and roommates, and indulge in our preferred modes of leisure, we should examine our misconceptions about alcohol, many of which are rampant among college students. Students…

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Breaking out of Summer Break

DANIEL LUSK | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2018-19)   Hope school is going well. Or welcome back? I don’t really know the timeline for when this post is going up so I’m not sure how to kick it off. I’m writing this during the last few weeks of summer so my thoughts are on getting ready…

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Waking Up

LIAM HUBER | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) How an Ancient Molecule Opened Our Eyes and Exploded Evolution Personally speaking, I have reached both that time of the day and that time of the year when I would really like to go back to bed. Unfortunately, I can’t quite do that; with impending exams, papers that are…

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Late Bloomers

LIAM HUBER | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) How Flowers Overthrew the World’s Reigning Flora and Reshaped the Biosphere, Befuddling Botanists to this Day Having outlasted the 2016 dumpster fire, it would be nice to report that 2017 will be less lousy. Unfortunately, only a few weeks in, this does not look like it will be…

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Translational Medicine Day

CALLUM ARRAS | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17)   Translational medicine—this term for healthcare was new to me as I approached the Telemedicine Building for the first time for a reason other than a turbo combo from Club Med. My immediate assumption was that the “translational” aspect pertained to the conversion of RNA to protein…

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Sleep Equals A+

MADELEINE YU | SQ ONLINE | BLOGGER 16-17   Well folks, the weeks have zipped by and I hate to be the one to say it, but Finals Week is here. The already-packed Geisel will be the first place to go and believe me, I won’t be anywhere near there when chaos ensues. Every ten…

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On Dry Land

 LIAM HUBER | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) How Pioneers Left the Primordial Ocean to Colonize the Continents, And Ended up Bringing the Waters There Too Another quarter, another episode of watching the floodwaters rise from the toilet, spread through the restroom, seep through the wall, and soak the carpet below my suitemate’s bed. If anyone from…

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In-Bloom

  CALLUM ARRAS | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17)   Perhaps those of you who have lived near lakes or estuaries have seen swaths of vibrant green film appear to overtake the natural color of the water. Or maybe you’re one of the lucky few who have been on the beach at Black’s Beach or…

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For the Love of Dogs

If you have ever googled the word “dog,” you would know that more than 1.5 billion search results come up. Dogs running, dogs playing, dogs eating, dogs sitting down, dogs listening to music, pensive dogs, sad dogs, side-eye dogs, “doge” dogs…you get the idea. For some strange reason, this species of canine is deeply ingrained…