Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sleep Deprivation Is Totally Not a New Phenomenon

“If they had not been overcome with drowsiness they would have performed something. The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions … Continue reading

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Still on Winter Break Mode

Academically, this has not been a good semester so far. I’m behind in readings for almost every class, and for the first time in my life (besides Math 2230 last semester), I am having trouble understanding some of the lectures. … Continue reading

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Cars and Time Management (And Not How They Are Related)

This article is overdue by over one and a half months. In December 2010, I was writing a post each day on a topic chosen by another person. There were two topics that I didn’t get to:┬ácars and time management, … Continue reading

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5 Things that Cause Writer’s Block (And How to Avoid Them)

As a blogger, I have run many times into the issue of writer’s block, or when I can’t get myself to write. In 2011 so far, I’ve been blogging far more sparsely and irregularly than I was in 2010. I’m … Continue reading

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List of Banned Words Constitutes a “Fail”

Apparently, the Lake Superior State University takes pride in its 2011 List of Banished Words, which “refudiates” the top 2010 Shakespearean gems like “viral,” “epic,” and “fail.” Here at Cornell, and doubtless many other places, we share a different opinion … Continue reading

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Dislike vs Not Like: A General Sense of Apathy in the Modern World

There is a real difference between disliking something and not liking it. For example, you might not be particularly fond of the metal cover of your air conditioning vent, but you also probably don’t have any reason to be against … Continue reading

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My Mirror Behavior

One of the coolest things about college is all the new and fascinating people you meet. This probably has greatly to do with the diversity of American universities. The Cornell freshman class, for instance, has students from every state except … Continue reading

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