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Daniel’s Book Club

“Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.” -David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas This issue we’re going to talk about a kind of strange book, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Why do I call it a weird book? Well, it comes in eleven parts, each written in its own style,…

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Think Like a Freak Book Review

What is the correlation between a person’s name and their success? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? Is there a relationship between abortion and crime rates? Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s popular Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics are literary masterpieces, applying economic concepts to everyday life to reach amazing conclusions. Unfortunately, the newest…

“Tech Transfer:” A witty tale of deceit

When the beloved president of Kershaw University died, the faculty fell into a state of worry. Their pet projects were coming under more scrutiny than they had ever imagined. From the secret army project to create soldiers who did not need sleep to research in the lifestyle of laboratory rats, no laboratory was safe from the prying eyes of newly-instituted president Mark Winner. However, this is only the beginning of the problems at Kershaw. Scheming professors, a scandal that nearly closed the medical school, and so much more have the potential to damage the reputation of a university that is only beginning to turn itself around.

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