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Smith: Pruning essential for growth

April 13, 2018

Last Tuesday, my counselor told me about the brain’s process of making new connections. In short, there is a period where, especially when attempting to learn something new, the mind creates new...

Smith: Questioning what it means to be “black enough”

April 6, 2018

There are few things more unsettling than being told that you are not a member of your own race. It makes you question your identity, your upbringing and most importantly, your pride in being who you are. It...

The #MeToo movement is about me and you

The #MeToo movement may be driven by women, but we need to remember that sexual misconduct affects all of us.
March 23, 2018

Who is affected by the #MeToo movement? It’s not just those who are testosterone-fueled and guided by sexual motives. It’s us. It’s you and me. At times, we lack understanding and refuse empathy....

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