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Legalizing Marijuana: Next Best Thing Or Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Sragvi Pattanaik With the election of new governor-elect Wes Moore, Maryland has already experienced some significant changes in policymaking that will affect the healthcare of millions. One important health-related policy is the legalization of recreational marijuana. While still prohibited on university campuses, weed for recreational use will be legal on state grounds for users 21 …

A Field of Their Own: Women Scientists and Home Economics

Marilyn Fisher A Home Economics foods laboratory in 1917. (Troy Photo/Div. Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library) I pulled my cake out of the oven and looked at it with disgust; Instead of a light and fluffy pastry, it had the consistency of a hockey puck. Looking back over the recipe, my mistake was …

HOT TAKES : Our Health Officials Have Been Forgetting The Basics of Public Health in Their COVID-19 Policy

Cooper Fisher Now introducing Hot Takes, a new Scribe Column for opinions, thoughts, and ideas that incite debate and discussion! We are starting the column off with a doubleheader - two posts in a row.  As just a second-year Public Health Science major at the University of Maryland, I don’t claim to be a health …

What’s in Our Name?

Ethan Cheng I think the best part of starting any creative project is choosing a name. The exercise of naming something provides starting and/or inflection points within the design process. For me, ruminating on what to call something has always been an approachable method to getting a project off the ground – it’s like having …

Doctors of the Future

Skylar Chan Every time someone asks me why I chose to major in computer science as a premed, I always think about what Carnegie Mellon University put in its computational biology major description: “We developed the computational biology major with the thinking that our students would be very well positioned for MD or MD/PhD programs …