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Janning on Happiness

Illustration by Nathaly Pérez
March 6, 2018

Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning will be giving a talk at the Walla Walla Public Library on Thursday March 8. The lecture is entitled “Happy as a Dane,” and will examine why Danes...

Putting Down Your Smartphone

September 10, 2017

Social media can be a temporary distraction, but its long-term effects are shocking; they’re what ultimately turned me away from excessive social media use towards infrequent and unreliable social media...

The Cost(s) of an Education

February 4, 2016

Second semester is upon us, and as a senior Gender Studies major, that means it is time to get cracking on my thesis. Some of you might be struggling to fill your distribution credits, deciding on your...

People Who Are Better Than You

December 10, 2015
If I’m as fast as Usain Bolt or as brilliant as Albert Einstein, that’s not going to make me more content with life, and if I’m not happy and content, then none of those things were helpful at all in the end, were they?

Challenging Whitman’s Culture of Happiness

September 17, 2015
It’s understandable if you don’t want other people to see your weakness, but you should be comfortable venting about anything you want.

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues
May 1, 2014

Graduation is coming just around the corner, and the senior friends I've watched write theses and study for oral exams will be walking across the stage and bidding farewell to the place they've studied...

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