While students on our campus should have the right to stay home and take care of themselves while sick, the University’s sick note policy might make that difficult in some cases. According to administrative policy regarding verification of absences, “The instructor has the right to request, and the student must provide if requested, verification for absences."
Demanding removal of works by artists that we consider immoral sets impossible standards for art institutions — but ignoring the problem isn’t a viable option either.
Some Minnesotans have grown paranoid while the Super Bowl is in town, perhaps believing sex trafficking is typically a more international, foreign issue, but the fact is, this problem is transpiring in our own backyards 365 days a year. In fact, Minnesota had the third-highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S. in 2015.
Those who played for the NFL had the highest rate of severe CTE at 95 percent, compared to 27 percent of college players with severe CTE. The concussion has long been considered the cause of CTE, and is an injury that’s all too common among players — recently, Gopher football player Nick Connelly retired from the game after sustaining his fifth concussion, which was his third in two years.
We need to change the way we think about sex in general — we live in a culture in which many women don’t prioritize their own sexual pleasure and autonomy, who don’t express their desires explicitly. Consent is not something to be taken lightly, on either side; both men and women need to understand their responsibility to communicate, and understand everyone is responsible for ensuring the comfort of their partner.
As we all begin to settle into 2018, the excitement and determination we have to stick to our New Year’s resolutions can wane. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone — 80 percent of people give up on their resolutions before the second week of February.
Psychologists have reported that negative news can make our own personal issues seem more threatening and insurmountable; our worry becomes a cycle, constantly feeding off itself.
Naturally, the assumptions people make about you based on your major are derived from vague stereotypes they hold about different fields of study, and can therefore feel very reductive. College students themselves might pick a major due to their own preconceived notions about what certain majors mean, or because they’re influenced by the preconceptions of others.
The drinking culture in the U.S. is often unhealthy, especially among young people. The minimum legal drinking age, or MLDA, being 21 creates a kind of “forbidden fruit” culture around alcohol, causing young people to drink in unregulated environments and decide among themselves what “normal” drinking habits look like.
It seems that students today are more motivated than ever by a potential paycheck. At least, that’s what a paper put forth by psychologists Jean Twenge and Kristin Donnelly suggests.