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  • Wouldn't You Like a Barbie Doll Instead?

    Wouldn't You Like a Barbie Doll Instead?

    The fact that Little Sally is raising issues of gender equality and sexism in popular media suggests that Santa better watch out. The times might be changing. By Mia Cambi '16
  • Best Buds or What?

    Best Buds or What?

    Today we might guess that photographs of two men holding hands and sitting on each others' laps would indicate they were gay. But not so in the 19th century. Why did the expression of male affection change? By Megan Barnes '18
  • An Abandoned America

    An Abandoned America

    Why are ruins so evocative? What can they tell us about who we were then and who we are now? By Rachel Iafolla '18
  •  Where the Buffalo Roam? The Story of the American Bison

    Where the Buffalo Roam? The Story of the American Bison

    The virtual extermination of the American Bison was an environmental disaster. But the backstory is even worse. By Andrew Esancy '17
  • Photo of Abigail Wing

    Left and Right-Gun Permits

    Views on gun permits are similar, across political parties by Abigail Wing '18
  • Photo of Nicholas Liotta '17

    Trust in Government

    Why are we seeing such high levels of distrust for the American government? by Nick Liotta '17
  • How Have Attitudes Towards Working Mothers Changed?

    How Have Attitudes Towards Working Mothers Changed?

    Has the image of the homemaker been displaced by images of today's working woman? by Stephanie Reeves '16
  • Are Funeral Homes Killing the Environment?

    Are Funeral Homes Killing the Environment?

    So what are you going to do with your body when you die? By Lily Munsill '15
  • What if Cities Looked a Little More Like Farms?

    What if Cities Looked a Little More Like Farms?

    Upon graduating from college, will I be able get a job in New York City, joining a tide of business-suited execs on their morning commute, while dressed in my coveralls and heading to my farm in mid-town Manhattan? By Ciara Sidell '15
  • Lies, Damn Lies and Obamacare

    Lies, Damn Lies and Obamacare

    If Obamacare doesn't seem to be working it's because "the vandals took the handles". In this case the villains are the Koch brothers by Sam Hammond '15
  • So What's the Big Deal with Cuba?

    So What's the Big Deal with Cuba?

    Why can Cuba provide health care coverage to its people, while Peru and the United States can't? It's a matter of political will. By Melanie Collins '16
  • Thinking About Obamacare

    Thinking About Obamacare

    A family that hasn't benefitted much from the Affordable Care Act, keeps the big picture in mind. By Samantha Scott '16
  • Should Doctors Be Made Accountable?

    Should Doctors Be Made Accountable?

    There's a Consumer Reports for just about anything, except medicine. How come? by Mary McGinley '16
  • Why Shouldn’t Nature Reclaim Our Cities?

    Why Shouldn’t Nature Reclaim Our Cities?

    There's a beauty in overgrown parking lots and ruined houses. It's nature trying to remind us something. by Tiana Eaton '15.
  • Embracing Our Future: Gene Therapy

    Embracing Our Future: Gene Therapy

    We often reject new scientific research in medicine because we fear its possible consequences. Shouldn't we just embrace it cautiously? by Kathryn Henrikson '16
  • Turning Numbers into Pictures

    Turning Numbers into Pictures

    By John Grady. Visualizing data is more than just pretty charts and graphs. It's a whole new way of thinking! Read the article.
  • Inevitable Ends: Chronic Illness and the Golden Rule

    Inevitable Ends: Chronic Illness and the Golden Rule

    We've made great progress in helping the disabled. Or have we? By Chelsea Ettinger '14
  • "Are You Better Yet?" Reflections on Chronic Illness

    "Are You Better Yet?" Reflections on Chronic Illness

    “Are you better yet?” This is a frustrating question for people with chronic disease. By Trudi Schultz '14
  • Let’s Grow Old, So We Can Get Sick

    Let’s Grow Old, So We Can Get Sick

    ...and stay sick because there will not be anyone there to help us. By Wyll Everett '14
  • Exploring Society Visually

    by John Grady Visual sociology enters the mainstream. Here's how…
  • Saving the Children

    Saving the Children

    By John Grady    The dramatic decline in infant mortality has lifted a burden of sorrow.
  • Charting Life

    Charting Life

    by John Grady Life expectancy as a chronicle of civilization.
  • What Can You Do? Service Sociology and Social Problems

    What Can You Do? Service Sociology and Social Problems

    By A. Javier Trevino   A new type of sociology is devoted to the practical amelioration of social problems.
  • Why We Should Take Advertisements Seriously

    Why We Should Take Advertisements Seriously

    John Grady
    Advertisements are important social and cultural documents. A representative sample often reflects a society’s concerns and values as accurately as well-executed surveys. But how is this possible?
  • Chart showing percent of US population owning guns, hunting with guns, both, or neither. Also showing percent owning handguns. Data from 1977

    Tough Gun Legislation: It’s just a matter of time… but don’t hold your breath

    By John Grady and Karen McCormack.
    After the tragic shooting in Newtown, the issue of regulating gun ownership became a topic of hot debate across the country… at least for a while anyway.
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    The Art of Not Freaking Out

    By John Grady
    On the first Friday of every month the American Media goes nuts! What they do is as predictable as clock work and just about as insightful. Their exercise in panic wouldn’t be such a big deal except that it tends to freak out Wall Street and unnecessarily confuses the American public.

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