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Benedictine University Should Establish a Policy that Protects Free Speech on Campus

Omair Ali Perspectives Editor Benedictine Identity Supports Openness to New Perspectives With the way other university student bodies have treated many of their invited guest speakers, it is not unreasonable to assume that controversial guest speakers who are invited to speak at Benedictine University could be welcomed with similar disrespect by students. Thus, it is … Continue reading

A Pre-Med’s Guide to Netflix
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A Pre-Med’s Guide to Netflix

Lubna Ziauddin Staff Writer For every undergraduate student hopeful for admission into medical school, including myself, they want to soak in as much medicine as they possibly can. Whether it be in all of their prerequisite classes and clinical experiences, let’s face it-pre-med students want to slam in as much medicine in their free time … Continue reading

DeVos Repeals Obama Administration Sexual Assault Guidelines
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DeVos Repeals Obama Administration Sexual Assault Guidelines

Kathleen Rusch Staff Writer On September 22, the Trump Administration’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, rescinded the Obama Administration’s campus sexual assault guidelines, inciting anger and concern among students and faculty over student protections on campuses across the country. The guidelines, originally implemented in 2011, were in response to multiple reports of institutions failing to … Continue reading

Benedictine Moves Up BenTalk to Discuss Trump’s DACA Decision
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Benedictine Moves Up BenTalk to Discuss Trump’s DACA Decision

Jennifer Flores News Writer The Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA). This decision will affect thousands of people in our country including those in our Benedictine community. DACA is an immigration policy that would protect children who entered the country illegally to receive a work permit and pursue higher … Continue reading

Connecting Cultural Insensitivities with the Increasing Prevalence of ADHD
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Connecting Cultural Insensitivities with the Increasing Prevalence of ADHD

Omair Ali Perspectives Editor Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a disorder that is “marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity” (National Institute of Mental Health). Diagnosing ADHD is a complicated matter that often begins early in childhood. A 2015 study indicated that “concern for inappropriate diagnosis of ADHD in children based … Continue reading