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Comnes: Exercise should be separated from athleticism

Going to a Division I university in a college town dubbed TrackTown, USA breeds a certain culture surrounding fitness. I’ve never been good at sports. I played soccer for four years in elementary school and only scored one goal over the span of my whole soccer career. I tried track …

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Comnes: Happiness isn't found at the bottom of a Twitter feed

A good indicator of addiction is dreading no longer having access to the object of the addiction. An aspect of dependency is not knowing how to navigate the world when the object of dependency is not available. This is why I was worried when I realized how much I was …

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Comnes: What I really learned this quarter

I’m not saying I didn’t learn anything in my classes this term. But the most important lessons I learned from the last few months came not from the University of Oregon, but from the School of Life. Since the end of the quarter and the end of the year are …

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Comnes: Abusing Adderall further stigmatizes ADHD

Like 2.6 million other American adults, I am prescribed medication for ADHD. I take 54 milligrams of Concerta (a brand name for methylphenidate) every morning and as a result am able to work longer hours, stay focused in class, feel more motivated and be productive. For the past year or …

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Comnes: If you've denounced Bill Cosby, turn off that Woody Allen movie

Maybe it’s because I don’t get out enough, but I’ve come to find the selection on Netflix Instant to be a barometer of shifting attitudes in pop culture. On Nov. 19, the streaming site announced it was “postponing” the Bill Cosby stand-up special it had planned to release, due to …

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Comnes: It's easy to forget to learn in college

If history repeats itself, these last few weeks of the quarter will require long hours of cramming for exams and “word-vomit”-ing essays in order to demonstrate my comprehension of course material. But, if history repeats itself, a week after finals are over I’ll already have forgotten most of the information …

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Comnes: It’s easy to forget to learn in college

If history repeats itself, these last few weeks of the quarter will require long hours of cramming for exams and “word-vomit”-ing essays in order to demonstrate my comprehension of course material. But, if history repeats itself, a week after finals are over I’ll already have forgotten most of the information …

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Columns

Dear street harraser: A one-sided interview

You’re probably used to one-sided communication, because what is street harassment if not one-sided? So, I’m responding to your comment about my body in a format you’ll understand: Acute observations that you neither asked for nor will feel comfortable responding to. 1. What is your success rate with this breakfast …

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