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Lila Westreich

Being smart about our phones

Back in September, The New York Times released a story in which researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that artificial light from devices like iPhones, iPads and computer screens ...

Thanksgiving: more gravy, less god

I am a big fan of Thanksgiving. I love the food, spending time with my family and the well-deserved break from classes, papers, endless midterms and premature studying for finals. ...

The dangers of overindulging in caffeine

Last week, a young girl named Wendy Crossland died of a heart arrhythmia after drinking two large cans of Monster in 36 hours. Her family filed a suit against the ...

The cons of a liberal arts education

their anxious senior moments waiting to hear from the state schools in the area. I was the only person in my friend group to leave the Midwest and one of ...

Give journaling a shot

According to Wired News, in January 2002, about 41,000 people created new blogs using popular blog host, Blogger. My first inspiration to write down my thoughts came from a friend ...

The Mystery of Paul Ryan’s Marathon Fib

When Hugh Hewitt, a radio host on a syndicated Christian station, asked Paul Ryan last month if he ran marathons, Ryan answered that he used to but has since stopped ...

The Benefits of Eating Organic

If you’ve ever been to a grocery store, you understand how important the price of food can be to your budget. And, as you circle the produce section of the ...

Maintaining Brandeis’ campus harder than it looks

Coming from a bustling, Minnesota farming town, I didn’t have many options as far as a summer job. My only choices included working on a friend’s farm, manning a gas ...

A midyear experience

Lovin it: A Midyear Experience by Lila Westreich Being a midyear is not easy. When I imagined my college experience it didn’t include beginning in the second semester. High school taught ...

Dining during break is deplorable

During spring break, my friends went down on Sunday to the Village P.O.D. for dinner. The schedule clearly stated that the hours that day would be 4 p.m. until midnight. ...