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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) As Illustrated by AMC’s The Walking Dead

Given my four years in the United States Navy, taking online classes over the course of two deployments, and working toward my bachelor’s degree since 2013, I realize that I notice things a little differently than others. This became especially evident when I recently considered my loyalty to a popular television series. My military service…

The Importance of Community Involvement

There are a multitude of extracurricular activities for anyone interested in participating — sports teams, pub trivia groups, and clubs for nearly every imaginable interest: chess, reading, movie discussions, even zombie awareness (no, seriously: http://zpocawareness.com). While it’s not by any means an absolute necessity to be involved in social groups like these, socialization is important in…

The Dangers of Smartphones, and Why Putting it Down May Help You in School

It’s become incredibly commonplace to be on our phones for the majority of the day; take a look at a waiting room literally anywhere (particularly places like the DMV) and about 90 percent of the people there will have their devices out — Facebooking, Googling, and Tweeting their way through the unbearable boredom. What was…