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Why I give unofficial tours

“So you do this for free? Why?” Being an unofficial tour guide, rather than an official tour guide through the Visitor Center, means I have to remain relatively dedicated to giving tours despite not getting paid. Recently, I finished giving my fifteenth unofficial tour, the occasion being the impetus for this Grind article. A lot…

Being heavy in college

Let’s talk freshman 15. Let’s talk fat jokes and eating chicken fingers at 2 a.m. I knew about these things before coming to college, but I was hoping they wouldn’t be as prominent in my current experience as they are. Part of me dreamed that being in a larger environment would mean seeing more people…

Examining money and diversity in paid studies on campus

Fliers recruiting participants for research studies conducted by the Graduate School of Business’ (GSB) Behavioral Lab, the Psychology Department, the Laboratory for Social Research and more can be found all around campus. Students participate in this research for a variety of reasons, but monetary reasons dominate the academic ones, raising concerns amongst researchers about maintaining representative and diverse samples.