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MSG is safe and makes food delicious

by Eric Driggs | November 7 2014

Everyone knows that msg causes headaches, right? I bet you even have a friend that swears that msg gives them a headache. Others claim msg also causes asthma, obesity and even brain damage! Turns out that the largest studies conducted about msg refute all of these claims. It turns out…


Aspartame’s Sweet Dreams; Who Are We to Disagree?

by Jeanne Roberts | November 3 2014

Aspartame’s Sweet Dreams; Who Are We to Disagree? Aspartame, sold as NutraSweet, Equal, NatraTaste and CandAspartame, was discovered in 1965 by G.D. Searle Co., and originally used to treat ulcers. It is now found in almost every dietetic or low-calorie food and beverage on the market. Used by such companies…


Ebola’s Racism Mirrors HIV’s Homophobia

by Jimmie Luthuli | October 30 2014

When HIV/AIDS emerged in San Francisco in the early 1980’s, it was labeled a gay disease much like Ebola is widely being reduced to a West African or black disease.  While racism and homophobia were present in the American social fabric prior to the outbreaks of Ebola and HIV/AIDS, these…


Liberal Hypocrisy and Abortion

by Pedro Gonzales | October 30 2014

Liberals generally love regulation and government control. The government tells us what kinds of light bulbs we can have. The government tells us what kind of toilets we can have. The government regulates how much employees get paid, the size, shape, and composition of thousands of products, union rights, how…


The Pill and the Politics

by Sarah Corcoran | October 27 2014

So, does anyone else feel confused when the Democrats and the Republicans switch positions on issues or even, scarily enough, seem to actually agree these days?  I know I do. While over-the-counter (OTC) prescriptions are not talked about too much in the current U.S. midterm political climate, the issue of…


Medical Costs: Survival of the Richest?

by Cara N | August 16 2014

Did you see this recent headline? Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey 16June2014, Washington Post, The article asserts that while we pay significantly more (see the huge divide between us and second worst Norway) on healthcare, the U.S. system gets the worst…


Impeachment Wake-up Call

by Erin Ann McBride | August 16 2014

Let’s talk about impeachment, and what it would take to impeach President Obama. I’m not saying he deserves to be impeached (at least not for something current), but let’s just say the Republicans finally had enough, and wanted to do something about it. Could it be done? Well, maybe. Possibly,…

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