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

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

December 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Finals Survival Guide

Colette Cacciola, Writer - The Reporter

November 16, 2017

Finals are drawing near, and I’m sure that we’re all feeling the pressure of the approaching conclusion to our fall semester. But, given this pressure, how can we expect to be well prepared for our exams? How do we ensure tha...

Skeptical Science Sundays: Detoxing

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

November 12, 2017

One of the biggest pseudoscience trends sweeping the nation is the idea of detoxing. A broad term that covers a wide range of products and practices, “detoxing” usually refers to ridding the body of “toxins” that buil...

Opinion Piece Etiquette: How To React to Opinion-Based Articles

November 2, 2017

When it comes to the internet, everyone knows that no opinion is left unsaid, or—I should say—untyped. Matters of religion, gender, politics, and even on which Game of Thrones character deserves to sit on the Iron Throne, a...

The Problem(s) With Parking

Dennis Lynch, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017

I remember helping my girlfriend pack for Thanksgiving break my freshman year at Stetson University. It was a hot November day, and the last thing I wanted to do was shuffle around boxes at the Chaudoin residence parking lot. B...