What is El Niño? (With Gifs!)

by Nell Bruckner El Niño is technically the warm phase of the “El Niño Southern Oscillation” and is characterized by ocean water that warms in the central pacific, near the western coast of South America. There’s also low air pressure in the Eastern Pacific. The opposite of El Niño is La Niña, associated with unusually…

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Give Thanks, Give Gifts, and Give Back

by Nell Bruckner In this season of giving gifts and giving thanks, I think it’s important to reflect briefly on all the blessings I’ve received in the past few months. I’m grateful for HB, my family, my team, and that there’s only two weeks until Christmas break. As we move into peak consumer spending time it’s even more…

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Dateline: Planned Parenthood

by Nell Bruckner There has been a lot of debate recently over allegations that Planned Parenthood was illegally trafficking body parts of aborted fetuses. These allegations have sparked a re-emergence of the abortion wars, largely launched by male republican politicians. I’m here to set the record state in a student-friendly, comprehensive way. Planned Parenthood does…

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