You Are Priceless, Your Organs However…

(From HBO website) Tales from the Organ Trade explores the controversial practice of black-market  organ trafficking: from the street-level brokers who solicit kidney donors, to the rogue surgeons who perform the operations; from the impoverished donors willing to sacrifice a part of their bodies for a quick payday, to the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice …

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So…What’s It Like To Be Black?

As a precocious black boy coming of age in Brooklyn, NY I sat in social studies class learning about the magnificent new world exploits of Europeans, the peaceful and earthy Native Americans, and the archetype black personalities to emulate, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and if my teacher was feeling radical that day, Malcolm X.  …

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Hunter College’s Pre-Dental Society

Hello, My name is Bobby Alonzo and I am a currently serving on Hunter College's Pre-Dental Executive Board as the "Director of shadowing and assisting."  My job is to find shadowing opportunities for all Pre-Dental students so they can be competitive upon applying to Dental school.  If you are interested in Dentistry and would like …

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The Cultured and Guilt-Free Reason To Stop Studying

Halt the irksome studying of the sciences for a weekend of culture. Begin in Africa (no, not by actually going there) with Mother of George a film with a Nigerian culture motif where a woman struggles to conceive a child, and with mounting pressure from her oppressive mother-in-law, she must take drastic measures to save her …

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From Mind-Numbing, To Mind Fondling

You and your friends are not captivating individuals, kindling thought with every utterance and when alone you’re not blissfully escaping in the depth of your vast inner life. Why? Because your daily conversations penetrate the vapid concerns of reality shows or some inane gossip (deep insight can be gained from the humdrum, however its rare). …

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Are You Sure You Want To Be A Doctor?

Before Dr. Sandeep Jauhar became a cardiologist with a thriving practice he was a dithering also-ran physicist before the age of twenty-five. Intern: A Doctor's Initiation is Dr. Jauhar’s absorbing experience for a more humane career. Many pre-med students have heard the brutal and languishing tales of residency. Intern presents Dr. Jauhar’s anecdotes of botching the …

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