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Tara Brankin, Columnist

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Brankin: Something needs to change

Brankin: Something needs to change

April 19, 2021
How many people need to die before major gun reform happens?
Brankin: The chaos of being lactose intolerant

Brankin: The chaos of being lactose intolerant

March 22, 2021
Taking the pain for ice cream and cheese curds.
Brankin: The shame of COVID weight gain

Brankin: The shame of COVID weight gain

March 15, 2021
It is time to accept that it’s okay to have gained weight during quarantine.
Brankin: Hoping justice will prevail

Brankin: Hoping justice will prevail

March 8, 2021
The Chauvin trial will cause tension across the country in the upcoming months, but we must persist in our demand for a fair trial and impartial jury.
Brankin: The dangers of performative activism

Brankin: The dangers of performative activism

February 22, 2021
Pretending to care about important issues has the potential to do damage.
Brankin: A rude awakening

Brankin: A rude awakening

February 15, 2021
The consequences of violating sexual misconduct policy? Returning to work.
Brankin: You had me at “it’s a match!”

Brankin: You had me at “it’s a match!”

February 8, 2021
Meeting a romantic partner on a dating app shouldn’t be shameful.
Brankin: The lines outside of bars and the illusion of invincibility

Brankin: The lines outside of bars and the illusion of invincibility

February 1, 2021
Is going to a bar worth getting or giving someone COVID-19? Absolutely not.
Brankin: The manipulation of streaming services

Brankin: The manipulation of streaming services

January 26, 2021
Why the constant competition between streaming services is detrimental to consumers.
Brankin: It’s not cool to hate Taylor Swift anymore

Brankin: It’s not cool to hate Taylor Swift anymore

January 19, 2021
There are plenty of celebrities to harbor resentment toward, but Taylor Swift shouldn’t be one of them.
Brankin: A light at the end of the tunnel?

Brankin: A light at the end of the tunnel?

November 30, 2020
Though a vaccine for COVID-19 may be coming soon, it is likely not going to fix everything.
Brankin: Being a college student with epilepsy

Brankin: Being a college student with epilepsy

November 23, 2020
I am one of the few college students I know who has epilepsy, but I am nowhere near alone.
Brankin: This week is not going to be easy

Brankin: This week is not going to be easy

November 3, 2020
No matter who prevails on Nov. 3, the foundation of the country is going to shake.
Brankin: Look out for yourself and others

Brankin: Look out for yourself and others

October 19, 2020
Crime is continuing to spike on campus; we need to stay alert and advocate for our mutual safety.
Brankin: First-year students — please stop and think before you party.

Brankin: First-year students — please stop and think before you party.

September 14, 2020
While your first year of college is not what you wanted it to be, the consequences of not social distancing will make things far worse.