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Saulsman: Confidence is key, have it or learn to have it

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist March 30, 2018

Throughout our many, many years of schooling, we have learned about the mighty mitochondria, the Pythagorean theorem and the development of the many nations of the world. We are tested on these subjects...

Saulsman: A guide to making decisions as a young adult

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist March 2, 2018

College is the time to be an adult without the actual responsibilities of adulthood. Most of us, especially first-year students, still depend on our families for financial support. Because of this, we...

Instead of blaming others for your problems, sometimes its more useful to look inwards.

Saulsman: Self-reflection may help resolve internal dissonance

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist February 16, 2018

In light of recent personal experiences, I have uncovered the importance of looking inwards. Today’s society makes it easy for us to not pay attention to how we feel, why we act the way we do and what...

Saulsman: A plea to apply empathy when discussing opinions

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist December 1, 2017

Over the summer, while we were tanning and surrounding ourselves with like-minded friends, researchers at our beloved Case Western Reserve University were finding out why some people are so confident in...

Saulsman: Awareness of social norms gives you a sense of will

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist November 10, 2017

Last Thursday, Alan Grigsby’s Introduction to Sociology class performed a sociological demonstration called “The Doing Nothing Activity.” In this activity, students, myself included, were asked to...

Saulsman: Looking through your peers: an epidemic

Courtney Saulsman, Columnist September 22, 2017

You’re crossing the street on Euclid Avenue, speed-walking up the Binary Walkway. You might have headphones in, your friends might be talking your ear off, or you may just be walking silently, enjoying...

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