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Andrew Blitman

Science Columnist


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Letter to the editor: Adderall abuse sets ADD patients back

A month ago, the editorial board condemned Lance Armstrong for his use of performance-enhancing drugs in the Tour de France. This week, The Miami...

Negativity obstructs possibilities

Life is a sequence of obstacles, each one a test you must pass or fail. When we make mistakes during the process of overcoming...

Persistence, hard work can lead to kindness

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we often get caught up in ourselves and lose track of those around us. Work, classes...

Random hookups devalue concept of love

While the definition of love varies from person to person, I believe it to be something dignified and great because of what it creates:...

The power of expression through writing

For many people, writing is a chore. But for me, it’s an outlet for my creativity. It grants me the power to use language...

Working hard, favorable conditions result in good luck

Life is an ordeal with many sudden twists and inevitable turns. Many factors, some rapid and others gradual, pressure individuals to adapt or die....

The importance of dialogue, empathy

On Sept. 21, a close friend invited me to participate in a TalkIsrael dialogue event co-sponsored by Hillel, Muslim Students at the University of...

Love, sex shouldn’t be free

“Morality is of the highest importance — not for God, but for us,” Albert Einstein said. More than 50 years after his death, this quote...

Being kind can change lives

For as long as I can remember, I have always felt different from other people. As I have grown older, the more I began...

The difference between right, wrong

We live in a world that places high expectations and even higher demands on its inhabitants. Whether you’re a plant, an animal, or even...

Ignore the absolutes, stay in the gray area

From the moment we are born, our lives are relentlessly and consistently tested by the elements. The list is enormous, beginning with internal factors...

In Defense of Education—Welcome to UM

Congratulations, incoming freshmen. Welcome to the University of Miami, the greatest school in Florida and one of the leading universities in the United States. You have come very far from your humble beginnings in kindergarten all those years ago. You have matured greatly since those days. Now that you’re in college, you must continue to grow in your education.
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