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Music and memory

Music touches us in ways that little else can. It inspires us to dance, weep, laugh, sing, smile. Last weekend, I was studying for my psychology midterm when the song “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson started playing. Listening to this song reminded me instantly of the summer before senior year of high school, when I…

Remembering Justice Scalia and what he would have wanted

In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia established himself as the intellectual foundation of the conservative movement, revolutionized American jurisprudence, and animated the Court with such sayings as “jiggery-pokery.” He won over court-watchers of all stripes with his wit and counted Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the loyal opposition, among his closest friends.…