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According to Andrew Scahill Winter Chills Can Produce a Good Setting for Horror Films

Dec. 9, 2021

“Some genres are more elastic than others. A mystery is predicated on surprising its audience. A rom-com wants to fulfil every expectation and not violate the contract of genre. Horror forces itself to keep innovating,” said Andrew Scahill, Assistant Professor of English. The setting of winter for some new horror...

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Marty Otañez Continues Publishing on Cannabis and Spreads the Word on the Dangers of Fentanyl

Dec. 9, 2021

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that around 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the US from March of 2020 to March of 2021. That’s the largest number of fatal drug overdoses ever recorded in a 12 month period in the US. The synthetic drug...

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Charles Musiba and Team Publish on Recently Re-examined Ancient Footprints

Dec. 9, 2021

Footprints discovered in 1978 by paleontologist Mary Leakey and her colleagues in Laetoli, Tanzania, have been considered the oldest unambiguous evidence of upright walking in the human lineage. In 1976, another pair of strange footprints was partially unearthed at adjacent Site A, but they were disregarded as bear tracks. In...

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Native American History tied to the Hop Industry by Peter Kopp

Dec. 9, 2021

The Dawes Act of 1887 distanced Indigenous people from their traditional practices, as it tried to assimilate them into farming like white settlers and divided tribal lands into individual plots. In this era, the Willamette Valley hop industry was on the rise and growers struggled to find seasonal workers to...

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Perspective on the State of Parental Choice and COVID Vaccination from Jennifer Reich

Nov. 25, 2021

“As we watch coronavirus vaccination become widely available to young children in the coming days, weeks and months, we will inevitably see some parents struggle to decide whether to vaccinate their children. Most of these parents are neither virus deniers nor anti-science. Rather, they are part of a group of...

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Daniel Rees Analysis On Impacts of Marijuana Legalization Cited

Nov. 25, 2021

Earlier this year, Economics Professor Daniel Rees, with a colleague from Montana State University, performed a comprehensive review of public health consequences of cannabis legalization, encompassing dozens of published studies. On traffic safety, they found that “road safety improves when medical marijuana is legalized,” noting cannabis as a beneficial substitute...

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Reminders of Who is Most Impacted by Climate Change from Catalina de Onís

Nov. 25, 2021

“People on the front lines of climate chaos have long documented that Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, coastal and rural regions, and low-income and low-wealth communities are most at risk. These disproportionate impacts stem from centuries of colonial and imperial violence, neoliberal austerity measures, environmental racism, racial capitalism,...

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Mindfulness Research from Alexander Presciutti Finds it Helps After Cardiac Arrest

Nov. 10, 2021

Alexander Presciutti, PhD student in Clinical Health Psychology, said, “Although survival rates have improved, the physical, cognitive and psychological effects of surviving cardiac arrest may linger for years, signaling the need for both immediate and long-term care for survivors… We conducted this study to examine potential ways to prevent and...

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Sarah Horton Speaking Out for the Undocumented and Promoting Unheard Voices

Nov. 10, 2021

Sarah B. Horton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been conducting interviews with undocumented Latinx workers in Colorado since the start of the pandemic. She constantly hears stories of unsafe conditions from vulnerable workers each week. " As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends booster shots for 'high-risk workers',”...

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Marisa Westbrook Witnessed How Pandemic Aid Impacted Denver’s Poor

Oct. 28, 2021

Marisa Westbrook, a Health and Behavioral Sciences Doctoral Candidate, observed that during a two-year study (in which she’s followed 35 people from the Westwood neighborhood), “For the majority of my participants, any form of cash assistance is going towards rent and utilities. And a lot of people are talking about...