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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut I’ve recently become increasingly aware of how obsessed we are with productivity. We often brag about how busy we are and how little sleep we get. In fact, 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep. While this obsession with productivity isn’t necessarily indicative of a healthy lifestyle, it has still become the norm. As students, we’ve been taught that if we’re not studying, earning money or...

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Illustration by Ren Rader It never bothered me much in the past; in fact, I quite liked playing the role of the contrarian sometimes. People’s discomfort and confusion with my centrist ideology have always been an amusing thing to me. I have always been a born and bred Democrat that bleeds blue. However, I am a different kind of breed from the ones many of you typically hear about on MSNBC or read about in...