Garrett M. Lam

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In Search of Duchenne

Online profiles ask us to slash, shrink, summarize, and snip a few moments of our lives for people who will be scrolling through them briefly.

Academic Freedom Is Academic Justice

Science can do many things, but it can't justify oppression.

Statistics and Grade Inflation

When we see statistics like those released by Dean Harris, we may think of grade inflation in the student body at large as one plump balloon. Let’s find out how much helium is in each balloon before we try to pop anything.

Take a Useless Class

It’s the beginning of logic class and my professor asks us a riddle: You visit an island where each person is either a knight, who always tells the truth, or a knave, who always lies.

(A+)bove but (B-)elow Average

Grade inflation belies the purpose of grades. It crams a 0-4.0 bracket into a 3.0-4.0 one, making it harder to discriminate between similar candidates from the same school.

Don’t Forget to Breathe

People rarely take a moment to catch their breath, so they never get a chance to even ask themselves if they should be this busy.

It's Not Just Sex

Combine free condoms, distance from home, minimal responsibility, plentiful alcohol, and parties every weekend with the fact that sex just feels good and you have an equation for casual sex.