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Varsha Gowda


A photo illustration of a student’s desk covered in caffeinated beverages on Jan. 14, 2024. One can of Monster Pipeline Punch contains 161 milligrams of caffeine.

Column: College students have an unhealthy relationship with caffeine

"Students need to reassess their caffeine drinking habits in order to maximize the benefits that caffeine can bring," columnist Varsha Gowda writes. "Young adults have been normalizing the consumption of excess caffeine though social media platforms, such as TikTok. Because of this, students have been inclined to think that overreliance is fine."

Column: Online classes are nothing new. It's time for universities to invest in making them better for students

"There was a lot of uncertainty at the start of the pandemic about how classes would be conducted and how professors would shift from their current teaching methods to a full-fledged online platform," columnist Varsha Gowda writes. "The system has come a long way since 2020, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to fully benefit students from online learning."

Column: Affirmative action needs to be kept in hiring practices

The recent court ruling banning affirmative action in the college admissions process has left companies concerned about whether affirmative action will be removed from the workplace. Affirmative action has provided benefits to companies by increasing diversity in the workplace and increasing overall profits, which would be hurt by the removal of the practice.

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