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Numbness in the information age

Gavin Victor, Columnist

April 30, 2020

The principle is simple: repetitive stimulus leads to the human being needing a greater amount of stimulus for the same effect. This phenomenon occurs in many forms, but I think that it is critical to look at the effects of exposure to a constant flood of “information” — a term that has become so n...

Spin, Donut, Spin

Jack Swain, staff writer

May 5, 2016

Jack lived alone in a small house at the end of the block, adjacent to the convenience store. Inside the convenience store was a sign shaped like a pink donut. The sign would spin, around and around, day and night, without stopping, for ever and ever. As Jack fell asleep, he would watch the sign spin...

Embracing idle time

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

September 17, 2015

Time, after all, is a finite resource; we cannot simply work harder or make more connections to obtain more of it.

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