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Chewing Gum May Improve Memory

by: Andy Chen I used to stay away from chewing bubblegum when I was young — after all, I was afraid that it would take seven years for the gum to digest if I accidentally swallowed some. While the whole “seven years …

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Studying: Warm or Cool Light

By: Andy Chen Most students know that warm light — rather than the cool light that emanates from smartphones, computers, and other sources — is preferential when preparing to go to bed. Does this same principle apply during the daytime? The short …

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Vitamin D

By: Andy Chen Now that everyone’s sheltered in place due to various counties going purple again, many have struggled to maintain a healthy intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D may seem insignificant, but in actuality, the “sunshine vitamin” is extremely important in …

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Underrated DoorDash Spots

by: Andy Chen Tired of ordering at Lazy Dog every other day? Frustrated from not getting a bang-for-your-buck because of Doordash’s insanely high markup? If so, here are some underrated spots for you! Ringer Hut If you’re looking for large portions of …

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Examining Online Exams

By: Andy Chen Like most other jobs, teaching has naturally become more difficult during the pandemic. Not only must teachers adjust their curriculum, schedules, and technology to accommodate for online learning — but they must also adjust assessment procedures. Teachers typically assess …

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Fighting for 10 Fast Fingers

By: Andy Chen You may not have noticed it, but with an increased amount of online work, you’ve probably gotten better at typing over the past few months, allowing you to increase efficiency and productivity. With that being said, how do you …

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

By: Andy Chen Water is often called one of the building blocks of life — so it should be obvious that staying hydrated is a pertinent part of our daily lives. However, according to DripDrop.com, over 75 percent of Americans suffer from …

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

By: Andy Chen Writing — navigating your narrow raft through a branching river of words, endlessly searching for your ultimate destination. The sun guides you forward until nightfall — there is no moon, there is no light — leaving you at an …

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Mechanical or Regular Pencils?

By: Andy Chen Students have long fought over which writing utensil is best: mechanical pencils or regular wooden pencils. Those who stick to traditional wooden pencils benefit from reduced costs and easy accessibility, as they’re able to buy in bulk. Wooden pencils …

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How to Trick-or-Treat during the Pandemic

By: Andy Chen It’s that time of the year again, but this year is like no other. RIP, in-person Halloween — may spooky ghosts haunt your grave forever. With the coronavirus running rampant, door-to-door trick-or-treating obviously isn’t a bright idea this year. …

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