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Film Schooled: Do you know any good movies?


The increased accessibility to films and television is a double-edged sword, a battle in which the gatekeepers of “great cinema” are steadily losing and the general public seems to gain a greater edge.

The Eck’s Factor: Mental health statistics do not exist to be weaponized

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A high schooler from my hometown addressed an open letter to the governor of New Mexico via social media: “When you sent your mandate that soccer wouldn’t happen this fall, it not only broke my heart but many other players’ as well.” Her feelings were beyond valid. “Senior soccer season is a rite of passage, […]

Back In My Day: The world of gerontology is making its mark

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Last week, Provost Charles Zukoski announced that Keck School of Medicine Dean Laura Mosqueda would be stepping down from her position to help drive “efforts to expand and advance geriatrics at the University.”  I had the opportunity to hear from the Keck dean during the early stages of USC’s response to the coronavirus pandemic last […]

Green Juice Skeptic: Health and well-being are not measured in size

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Not all bodies are treated or represented equally when it comes to conversations concerning health and well-being. As the so-called Wellness Movement — championed by journalists, influencers and health industry professionals alike — has renewed interest in our holistic health, they have also reinforced a disdain and fear of fatness.  While body positivity activists have […]