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Bijan A. Stephen

Entries by Bijan A. Stephen

April Showers, May Showers

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 5:51 PM

I remember my first anxiety attack.

I was at home in Tyler, Texas for Christmas break; the trees were completely nude, and the ground was nearly the same color as the sky. Everything was greyer than I remembered it.

My mother is very observant. Approximately three minutes after...

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Collegiate Life, As Full Colleagues

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 1:25 PM

To grow a professor: take an inquiring spirit, add equal parts determination and creativity, sprinkle liberally with panache. Grease pan with publications, then shove into grad school for a few years.

Professors are of a special breed. Tweed-wearing and generally bearded, they've been slightly wrinkled by time -- curiosity,...

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The Importance of Pausing

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 2:35 PM

"And how should I begin?"
-- T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

'Tis the season!

If you -- like me -- are in college, odds are very, very good that you're going to have to study before you can enjoy the peculiar ecstasies of loafing...

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Yale's ROTC Discriminates Against Transgender Students -- And Violates University Policy

(3) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 9:40 AM

I've always thought that being vice president of the U.S. is the best job in America; there's a six-figure salary, great healthcare benefits, and an excellent pension plan (and only three constitutional duties, to boot) -- what's not to love?

One of the more important tasks a VP has to...

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