This year I will be listening to others, taking in feedback, leading conversations and writing more columns. I am thankful for these moments, which are a result of the privilege that being a student here has afforded me.
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Like Omar, I love America so much I want it to be the best version of itself, one that treats all of its people with respect and dignity.
The preclinical years of medical education are a scam. Undergraduate medical education in America (i.e., the period before graduating with an M.D. degree) is generally split into two years in the classroom, and two years seeing patients in the clinic. This system was recommended by the Flexner Report more than a century ago, and it is a thorough blueprint for ensuring students learn the science and skill of medicine, respectively. Developments in self-study resources and medical curriculum norms, though, have made the price of the preclinical semesters absurd. The National Board of Medical Examiners should test — and medical schools should welcome — those who want to jump right into clinical studies.
"Our town government should not pick and choose winners and losers in any project. "
Unfortunately, there has been a decrease in these important pollinators that are affecting production of everyday food.
"Let the quirky things that will inevitably happen to you in this college town be just that — quirky — and don't be closed off to new experiences."
"But if you've done it right, you'll have some wild stories to tell that might make you feel strong for surviving them."
"Don't be afraid to be vulnerable and put yourself out there! Even if you're met with the occasional rejection, or derisive look or you just don't quite click with someone, you'll do a lot more good than harm."
"Our beloved community members. Our beacons of selflessness and kindness. Our champions of the American Dream."
" Fear, while a normal human reaction, has no place in responsible reporting or good journalism."
"Drew Pescaro. Sean DeHart. Rami Alramadhan. Emily Houpt. Ellis Parlier. Riley Howell. We grieve for you and will not allow your deaths to be in vain."
"It’s time for these institutions to be held accountable, and for them to step up and protect its students and faculty from dangers such as white supremacy before something drastic happens."
"Activists and people of color on this campus have sacrificed so much in ways that I can never begin to understand or imagine — they have given everything to a place that has given them so little in return."
"The DTH raised me through college. I’ll carry it with me everywhere. And I cannot wait to read this paper next year, see new bylines above excellent work and hope that they remember me."