College Focus: Purdue University

By Anna Hanuska Walking around Purdue’s campus, you’ll see almost everyone wearing Purdue merch–whether that’s a sweatshirt, backpack, or even mask. Purdue students have a lot of pride in their school, creating a strong sense of community. That’s partly because the university is well established (152 years old!), but also because of the competitive athletics.Continue reading “College Focus: Purdue University”

Breakthrough in Food Allergy Advocacy: the FASTER Act

By Anna Hanuska Every 3 minutes, someone is rushed to the emergency room for a food allergic reaction. The fear of a painful or even fatal reaction from any food interaction is the unfortunate reality for the 85 million Americans with food allergies or intolerances. An often under-recognized disability, life-threatening food allergies affect 32 millionContinue reading “Breakthrough in Food Allergy Advocacy: the FASTER Act”

USC Pays Over $1 Billion to Settle Lawsuits Against Gynecologist

By Anna Hanuska For almost three decades, the University of Southern California employed George Tyndall. As the university’s only full-time gynecologist, he saw tens of thousands of young women until his suspension in 2016, despite complaints beginning in the 1990s. In 2018, USC agreed to an over $200 million settlement for a federal class-action lawsuitContinue reading “USC Pays Over $1 Billion to Settle Lawsuits Against Gynecologist”

Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement: A Good Idea?

By Anna Hanuska Last fall, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have required high school students to complete a one-semester ethnic studies course in order to graduate, disappointing many activists. His decision came mere weeks after signing a law requiring graduates of the California State University (CSU) system to complete an ethnic studiesContinue reading “Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement: A Good Idea?”