Stronger Outline = Stronger Story: Gabriela Pereira of DIY MFA’s Workshop Tells All
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Stronger Outline = Stronger Story: Gabriela Pereira of DIY MFA’s Workshop Tells All

Whether you’re a plotter, a “pantser” or somewhere in between, an outline can make your story stronger while making your writing life easier. Many writers think of an outline as either too daunting or too stifling but, if done correctly, it can be a powerful addition to your writing toolkit. During this workshop, Gabriela will … Continue reading

Gary Evans on the Environment of Childhood Poverty
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Gary Evans on the Environment of Childhood Poverty

This week, environmental and developmental psychologist at Cornell University, Gary Evans, paid us a visit at the Athenaeum. Prof. Evans’ talk highlighted that poverty is bad for children mainly because of the confluence of environmental and psychosocial risks it creates. When it comes to psychosocial risks, it has been proven that low income is associated … Continue reading

Good Grades, Social Life, Enough Sleep: Pick Two of Three?
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Good Grades, Social Life, Enough Sleep: Pick Two of Three?

Throughout high school, I remember a popular dilemma my friends and I faced: choosing between having a social life, getting enough sleep, and obtaining good grades. The joke was that it was only possible to choose two of the three options.  However, though the problem resonated with us back then, college adds another dimension of … Continue reading