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Making sense of ethical dilemmas

Human beings are notorious for constructing divisions; we divide ourselves into nations, parties, families … even the most basic elements of computers are a division between ones and zeros. Dividing, grouping, compartmentalizing — whatever you’d like to call it — it’s a uniquely human method of simplifying the world.  So how does this play into…

A word on being the early bird

Admittedly, my introduction into the world of the early birds was a bit contrived (read: I cheated a little). Extreme jet lag upon returning from a summer internship abroad combined with my body’s steadfast aversion to the Pacific time zone inevitably created a monster: a new and improved, super-Carissa with the power to wake up…