An open letter to (Kansas) Congress

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In 1971, psychologist Philip Zimbardo conducted a, now notorious, study known as The Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo converted the basement of the Stanford University psychology building into a mock prison and commissioned 24 students to participate in the project. Half of the students were guard and the other half were prisoners. Prior to the study, all students underwent extensive psychological …

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A New Chapter

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By Kirsten Red Shirt-Shaw Today marks a new chapter in my life.  I feel like I have marked way too many at this point.  Although for some odd reason this one seems slightly comforting.  When I was originally applying for college I was looking at art focused-ones only.  I skipped over places like Cal (University of California, Berkeley) or U.A. (University of Arizona) and …

Culture Is Health

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By Karonhiakwe:kon Parker Just a little over six years ago, I left college and entered a training program to become an EMT (emergency medical technician).  I hated college.  I had just moved from my hometown of Kahnawa:ke, Quebec, a small Indian Reserve in Canada to Salt Lake City, Utah, and felt totally dissatisfied and alone.  I spent a lot of time …