Category Archives: RESEARCH

Moving Past Racism: Biracial Couple Candid Camera Response

Lifstyle Writer | Rachel Sinistro | rs651613@ohio.edu

Interracial couples continue to become more and more common, and this is most likely due to the increasing racial acceptance in our country today. According to the Pew Research Report conducted by the US Census Bureau in 2008, 14.6 percent of marriages in 2008 were composed of a two people of differing ethnicities or races compared to 6.7 percent in 1980. One might think that interracial couples are still judged and ridiculed, but really these negative conclusions seem to be quite rare nowadays. It is particularly the generation born throughout the 1980s to the early 2000s (often referred to as Generation Y or the Millennial Generation) who have grown up with exposure to interracial couples and, therefore, have been accepting to this idea. Continue reading Moving Past Racism: Biracial Couple Candid Camera Response

Fighting Prejudice With The Turn Of A Page: Books We Think Change Young Minds

Culture and Lifestyle Writer | Grace Hermanns | gh296311@ohio.edu

Fiction can sometimes create a better reality, that’s why we enjoy it; not to deny what is really happening, but to escape to a different world. Image via Tumblr.
Fiction can sometimes create a better reality, that’s why we enjoy it; not to deny what is really happening, but to escape to a different world.
Image via Tumblr.

Eighteen years ago, children across the world first read about wands, scars and magic. Wanting to be a wizard was the norm and, for many, we followed along with Harry, Ron and Hermione as they battled the evils of the wizarding world. Continue reading Fighting Prejudice With The Turn Of A Page: Books We Think Change Young Minds

Swapping Selfies For X-Rays: How Instagram For Doctors Could Help Your Medical Exams

Leslie Termuhlen| Society Writer | lt342713@ohio.edu

Image via Figure1.com
Image via Figure1.com

Has there ever been a time when you or someone you knew went to the doctor and he or she couldn’t figure out what was wrong? Now there is a way for doctors to share information and photographs via an app.

The app is called Figure1, which is a photo sharing app for healthcare professionals. It allows for doctors who are unsure of a patient’s illness to instantly share the photo with doctors in other cities. Continue reading Swapping Selfies For X-Rays: How Instagram For Doctors Could Help Your Medical Exams

Net Neutrality Taking The Campus By Storm

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

Image via CFC Oklahoma
Image via CFC Oklahoma

What is net neutrality, anyways? Why is everyone making such a fuss over it? Net neutrality is the basis of the Internet as we know it, and it’s being threatened. It has been causing quite the stir amongst first-amendment defenders for some time now. Continue reading Net Neutrality Taking The Campus By Storm

Three-Parent Babies: Prevention or a Slippery Slope?

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Emma McCallister | em542612@ohio.edu

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The law was passed with a vote of 382 MPs in favor and 128 against. Photo via Vita.it

In 2014, the United Kingdom estimated that within two years, three-parent babies would be possible. A year ahead of schedule, the law has been passed to make it so. Continue reading Three-Parent Babies: Prevention or a Slippery Slope?

Teacher Caught in Relations with a Student: Could this be the Latest Trend?

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Teresa Aduloju | ta587312@ohio.edu

Last Tuesday morning my cell phone lit up with messages about a teacher who had been messing around with a senior girl at none other than my alma mater, Athens High School. I signed onto my Facebook and my newsfeed was filled with posts about the story. Isaac Thomas, my former Greek and Roman Civilizations teacher from high school, had been escorted off Athens High’s campus. Continue reading Teacher Caught in Relations with a Student: Could this be the Latest Trend?

Mind Your Body: Your One True Love – Napping

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

In this edition of Mind Your Body, I want to focus on something near and dear to all of our hearts – napping. It’s not always realistic to expect eight hours of uninterrupted sleep at night, so napping is the perfect way to replenish your energy levels quickly or remember the study guide for your gigantic exam in four hours. A key factor for relaxation and keeping anxiety levels to a minimum is maintaining a solid amount of sleep daily, and napping is a great way to do so. I love a good snooze as much as the next girl (or guy), but in order to obtain the appropriate amount of sleep for your nap, you need to know a thing or two about the different types of naps. Continue reading Mind Your Body: Your One True Love – Napping