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May 16, 2019


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Motivation comes in many different forms and is arguably the "fuel" by which people work. What are your motivating factors?

Question of the Week

May 9, 2019


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Whenever one shows prowess, a common response is that the individual is “talented.” Talent is certainly a factor; however, what is the difference in terms of a product between talent and dedication?

Question of the Week

May 2, 2019


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Last week, Avengers: Endgame came out. The film was clearly well anticipated, grossing over $1 billion. Many people have not seen it and vehemently stay away from spoilers. Why do people form such emotional connections to stories?

Question of the Week

April 25, 2019


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Buzzfeed quizzes are described as being borderline addictive, and generate a large portion of the website's web traffic. What about the quizzes makes them so addictive?...

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April 18, 2019


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On Monday, the Notre Dame Cathedral went ablaze and much of the 850-year-old structure collapsed. Luckily, many of France's business leaders and businesses are donating to have the monument rebuilt. As of Tuesday, over $700 million have been collected to rebuild the cathedral. Why do people galvanize...

Question of the Week

April 11, 2019


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In a recent story by Tyler Davidson, an unsung hero of the civil rights era was highlighted. Sergeant Isaac Woodard's story  was instrumental in ending segregation in the Armed Forces, and yet he is not championed as much as contemporaries. Why is it that there are so many cases of this in histo...

Question of the Week

April 4, 2019


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According to the World Happiness Report, Finland has claimed the top spot followed by several other European nations. Why are some of these countries reportedly happier than many other places?...

Question of the Week

March 28, 2019


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Senior project is nearly done, and many are stressed, relieved, or even melancholy because something they have worked towards is almost finished. What makes a good senior project?

Question of the Week

March 21, 2019


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In Mallory Smith's recent article, she discusses how teachers can positively impact a student. Which of the teachers at Brashier have impacted you?

Question of the Week

March 14, 2019


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Having a sense of purpose in life has a positive effect on human beings, but there are countless accounts of people being stressed by their jobs. This has led to two main schools of thought, so do people "work to live," or "live to work"?...

Question of the Week

March 7, 2019


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Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which senses "cross over" via the stimulation of one sense, resulting in the activation of another sense. This condition has as many as 80 different subtypes, but the most common type results in numbers, letters, and other characters having specific colors or patter...

Question of the Week

February 28, 2019


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According to a study done by Pew Research Center, 70% of teenagers in the United States see anxiety and depression as major problems, far surpassing the second largest problem: bullying. What is the root of this problem?

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