With the Supreme Court decision coming down on the side of the health care mandate, and thus upholding the entirety of the “Obamacare” bill, a lot of people are upset. Their frustration, from what I can tell, is rooted in the idea of freedom. It seems unfair for a free nation, like the one we live in, to force people [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Molly Conn
Molly has spent the last two years in an attempt to change her life course from starving writer to starving medical student. Who also writes. She is fascinated by the brain and the body, stresses out about angry politicians and stives to make feminism not such a dirty word. When she isn’t writing for The Cool Ship or hitting the books, she can be found expounding upon the stress of becoming a doctor on her blog http://curaipsum.wordpress.com/.
As an English major, writer, and all-around book nerd, the general assumption is that I am anti-ebook. Certainly I can understand the arguments made against them. E-books have a certain sterility to them. As one of my coworkers put it: “I love the feel and smell of a book. It’s all part of the reading experience.” True. I can relate [...]Read more ›
I ran across this particular gem the other day. Apparently most Americans think that Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage was politically motivated. I know that as I writer I’m supposed to be eloquent and use multi-syllabic words to express complex and subtle ideas for published pieces like this, but honestly, the best I can do right now is, “Duh?” Of [...]Read more ›
We are an overweight nation. With all the political talk surrounding healthcare, it’s hard to ignore the fact that many of our problems stem from an epidemic of obesity in the country. The CDC’s latest statistics state that over 35% of adults in the US qualify as obese. Ifyou watch the slide show on the CDC website you can see [...]Read more ›
For those of you who, like me, might not have been particularly politically aware (or particularly alive) in the 1960s, this isn’t the first time that the name Romney has been associated with a presidential primary. Leading up to the 1968 election, Mitt’s father, George Romney was considered the front runner. Well liked by his party, Romney was favored to win [...]Read more ›
Privilege (n): A right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most. I ran across the following article through a friend who was following the Trayvon Martin shooting just as it was becoming part of the national conversation. The title tells you a lot: How to Talk to Young Black Boys About Trayvon Martin; Eight [...]Read more ›