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More money makes people act unethically

By Gabrielle Rosas

March 5, 2012

The divide between social classes in America is once again deepening in a way that has the 99 percent pitted against the top 1 percent of the financial pyramid. The Occupy Wall Street movement brought people from all walks of life together so they could face what they considered true evil: the rich. The rich, with their fancy cars, caviar and wads of cash, have become a symbol of what it truly means to be detestable.A new stud...

Art students make choice

By Editorial Board

January 17, 2012

Nobody said being a successful artist would be easy. But a new study released Jan. 4 shows that recent graduates with degrees in the arts, humanities and architecture suffer the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Undergraduates with degrees in architecture faced an unemployment rate of 13.9 percent; the arts, 11.1 percent; and the humanities, 9.4 percent. Data from the Census Bureau’s 2009 and 2010 American Commu...

Coffee for your thoughts: New study suggests caffeine can help learning, memory

By Lindsey Woods

December 5, 2011

Holiday break is right around the corner, but instead of sugar plums dancing in the heads of students, thoughts of finals, essays and projects are accumulating. Coffee can keep you awake for long hours of studying, but a new study suggests it can do more than that.An online article published on Nov. 20, on the Nature Neuroscience website, outlines research that indicates caffeine can help cognitive functions, such as learnin...

Helmets go head to head in study

By Nader Ihmoud

November 14, 2011

If it’s new, it must be better.But, playing organized football with 21st-century headgear may offer no more protection against concussion than old fashioned leatherheads.A study published on Nov. 4 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, titled “Impact Test Comparison of 20th and 21st Century American Football Helmets,” found that the risk of head injury while wearing vintage leather helmets has not been improved upon by ...

Study shows 15 minute workout is sufficient for health

By Nader Ihmoud

October 3, 2011

Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, published a study in August that found moderate workouts can add a year to life expectancy. Benefits of working out 15 minutes per day applied to all age groups, both sexes and those with cardiovascular disease.The study investigated whether it is possible to receive health benefits from leisure-time physical activity while doing less exercise than the 150 minutes per ...

City still separate, unequal

By Darryl Holliday

February 14, 2011

The Illinois Disproportionate Justice Impact Study has recently proven what many experts have said is obvious—that black residents are disproportionately prosecuted, sentenced and imprisoned compared to their white counterparts.The authors of the study, The Illinois Disproportionate Justice Impact StudyCommission, are recommending ways for the city to modify policing strategies that can result in unequal numbers of black resi...

Study finds music can be addictive

By Cristina Aguirre

February 7, 2011

Throughout recorded history in every culture around the globe, music has existed in one form or another. Listening to favorite music has been universally accepted as a pleasurable and often relaxing experience. For years, scientists have pondered why music plays such a large and important role in life. But recently, a group of neuroscientists, led by Canadian researcher Valorie Salimpoor, discovered music elicits the same reaction ...

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