Internationally Understood: Five Things Internationals and Americans Should Know about Each Other

Eyal Cohen, Writer - The Reporter

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

1. Believe it or not, but we’re not that different. We have iPhones, and Netflix. We drink Starbucks coffee and eat at McDonald’s. We listen to Drake, and watch The Fast and The Furious. We’re just some cool people in ou...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: 5 Myths About Race Based on Bad Science

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

February 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Myth #1: Genetics cause inherent differences in intelligence between racial groups While the concept of intellectually inferior “other” races has persisted in a number of cultures throughout history, the real pseudosci...

The Stetson Honor Council: What Does “Honor” Mean Anyway?

February 8, 2018

Filed under Campus, Opinion

So, I’m in Honor Council. What in the world does that mean? And why does it matter to you?Let’s tackle these questions one at a time. What is Honor Council? Well, the Stetson website will tell you that its goal is to “ed...

Dear Freshmen

February 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshmen,       The best advice I have ever received about college was given to me by my hairdresser. On the day before I moved in, I went to get a haircut - because obviously the best time to make cosmetic adjustments is du...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: Raw Water

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

January 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Before Winter Break, I put together a list of potential topics to cover on Skeptical Science Sundays throughout the spring. However, my plan was quickly interrupted when I discovered the new pseudoscience sweeping Silicon V...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: Astrology is Fake (But It’s Still Fun So Sshh…)

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

December 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If you’ve been following Hatter Network’s new online columns this semester, you might have noticed that the horoscopes posted every Monday have the same author as the forget-what-you-thought-you-know skeptical science column ...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jesse Fox on Empathy, Compassion, and Contemplation

Dr. Jesse Fox

December 3, 2017

Filed under Campus, Opinion

Under what conditions do healthy relationships exist between people? Looking at scores of studies from empirical psychology to the practical experience of professional people helpers and faith leaders, one condition tends to rise t...

How I Found My Home in an Academic Fraternity

Kitty Geoghan, Managing Editor; The Reporter

December 3, 2017

Filed under Campus, Opinion

My decision to rush was driven by a number of factors, but most of all, I was looking for a family, and I believed that joining a sorority was my ticket to finding that. Unfortunately, the stars weren’t in my favor: I was dr...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: The Food Pyramid

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

December 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Remember the food pyramid? That cute little illustration in your elementary school textbooks dominated the American diet for decades. It was later redesigned as a plate split into sections like a pie, but the basic food grou...

A Year After: Trump Presidency Review

After more than a full year after the 2016 election, how has the president done so far?

December 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Depending on your politics you may believe that Donald Trump’s presidential win was a success or a bust. It’s been a little over a year since Trump’s win but only 316 days since he was sworn into office. Since that time, the...

Never in “Vein” : Why Stetson’s Students Decide to Donate Blood

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Blood.It’s a vital part of our existence as human beings, something we depend on to keep us upright, breathing, and functioning. It’s an inescapable part of our daily lives. We feel it race through our veins when we’re ne...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: Organic Farming

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

November 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If you’ve been to a grocery store recently, you’ve probably seen a product labeled “organic.” It was likely more expensive than equivalent products, and it might have boasted a pretty green label or a picture of a plant. I...