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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: Five Mythical “Cures” for Autism (Based On Fake Science)

Autistic people need understanding, not a cure.

April 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A while ago, I discussed the popular myth that autism is caused by vaccines. The uptick in autism diagnosis over the past few decades has made the disorder an easy target for fearmongering and pseudoscience, and vaccines aren’t the only scapegoats taking the blame. Everything fr...

Dear freshmen: I’ll Think of a Clever Title…Eventually

March 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshman,If you’re anything like me, you’re very familiar with the phrase “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.” For example, this letter is due to my editor this afternoon, so I’m writing it… this afternoon. Now, that doesn’t...

The Sweet 16 Reasons You Should be Watching the NCAA Tournament Instead of The Bachelor

Written by Ben Gainsboro

March 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

1. You’ll know why I chose the phrase Sweet 16.2. The NCAA Tournament only happens once a year.There’s like eight different Bachelor’s now. (I have a sister that’s why I know that, shh.)3. There are real scandals and redemption stories.Earlier this year, Arizona Head Coach Se...


March 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Amid all the “revolutionary” theories about health and healing swirling around the Internet, there’s a new one that’s more than a little bizarre. You might have seen pictures across social media of a woman’s bare feet ...

Dear Freshmen: A Watched Passion Never Boils…Or Something Like That

March 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshmen,       I don’t know about you, but I dread those inspirational speeches given every so often, the ones that go a little something like “This is Mary Sue. Mary Sue loved math. Because she loved math, Mary ...

2018 Atlantic Sun Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview

Written by Ben Gainsboro

February 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Beginning Date: February 26th, 2018Channel: ESPN3, Also Streaming Online at WatchEspn.Com2017 Winner: Florida Gulf Coast (FGCU)Teams/Seeds:#1: Florida Gulf Coast (FGCU) Eagles- 21-10 Overall Record, 12-2 Conference Record#2: L...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: Where is Science in the Gun Debate?

In the wake of America's latest mass shooting, there's a lot of discourse surrounding gun violence. But where is the science?

February 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

After I heard the news of what happened in South Florida last week, I, like many others, was outraged. I have lived to see a number of incidents like this, and yet it doesn’t seem to get any less horrifying to watch news repo...

10 Ways to Communicate Instead of Using the New Snapchat Update

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Use face paint in place of filters, then print out copies of your latest selfie and distribute them on the streetTrain a fleet of carrier pigeons to deliver your messages every morning to keep your streaksCarve carefully thoug...

2018 Pyeongchang Olympics: An Update

Written by Ben Gainsboro

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics are officially underway. Over the past couple Olympic Games, we have started to see a changing of the guard, so to speak. While the United States used to dominate the Winter Games a dozen or so yea...

Myths of Student Leadership (Alternatively Titled, A Resignation)

"I resign," said Richard Nixon. How relatable.

February 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

At Garcia’s last week, a friend said to me, “You are killing the student leadership game.” Laughing, I thought of replying, “The student leadership game is killing me,” but I figured that was perhaps too dark a thing...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: Don’t Put Rocks in Your Vagina

February 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday was Valentine’s Day, and a whole lot of folks were doing it all to impress that special someone. From cooking dinner to buying flowers, there are a lot of ways to impress a significant other, and most are perfect...

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