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GILBERT: From Mind-Wandering to Productivity

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, it’s hard to stay focused. Unfortunately for college students, the amount of schoolwork just before the holiday break seems to increase proportionally to our level of distraction. The holidays inspire a special kind of distraction. We are not merely shopping online or scrolling[Read More…]

by November 21, 2011 0 comments Opinion

GILBERT: With Morality, the Heart Calls the Shots

Last Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting The New York Times columnist David Brooks after he gave a talk on campus. He spoke primarily about the generational culture shift from humility to excessive pride that has occurred over the past 50 years or so. I was more interested, however,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Gilbert: Grasping the Power of Pain

Lying on a gurney in the middle of a chaotic emergency room provides one with ample time for self-reflection. Somehow, despite all of my precautionary measures to avoid a fall, I stumbled and sprained my foot for the second time in 18 months. A few hours later, I was watching[Read More…]

by March 22, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Gilbert: Decision-Making Under the Microscope

We all know one of those people who is seemingly perfect, filled with immeasurable “togetherness.” This person appears immune to procrastination of any sort, be it for school work, a job or just daily errands. Yet this person also knows how to have a good time. Everyone loves this person.[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Gilbert: Vindicating Video Games

“Playing games is a waste of time.” We have heard, been told and believed this line ever since the Ancient Greeks tossed around sheep knucklebones in a game called astragaloi over 3,000 years ago. From their humble origins, games have maintained their connotation of uselessness as they developed from simple board games[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion