The Lingering Past, Internal Army, and Implausible Future

To me, the past feels like the lingering kiss of someone who’s far gone from your life. To me, the past isn’t something you can change, you should want to change, or anything you should look back to all. There’s no reason at all to go back because what’s forward is more important—and more importantly, […]

What can a Positive Attitude do for You?

Maintaining a positive attitude, in this world, can be a very difficult task to achieve. It seems as if our world falls further into despair everyday. Why is it that news stations and websites seem to thrive on murder cases, poverty issues, and horror stories, but fail to mention anything positive that is going on […]

Woes of a Biology Major

As a biology major with a passion for learning about diseases and diagnosis (and no interest in staying in a lab all my life), applying what I learn to medicine would be a logical step. Pre-med requirements also include physics, chemistry and a wealth of other courses. Then, there’s the grueling, five-hour MCAT which has […]

Changes in Federal Regulations Give Patients a New Right

Many consider blood tests to be a yearly formality. Feeling great, we reluctantly allow our physician access to our arm (preferably non-dominant). Most of us don’t even call to ask about the results, assuming the doctor has no bad news to deliver.  But for people with serious illnesses, results from blood and other tests can […]

The Test that’s the door to the future

The futures of high school seniors in China were set in stone about a week ago, when the grades for the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, or gaokao (高考), were released to test-takers across the country. According to Edward Wong of the New York Times, families huddled in front of computers and phones, waiting for […]