Author Archives: Susan Katherine

Nervosa

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN Shortly after I was officially diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, my grandmother told me that it was a mistake for people to refer to the disease only by the first half of its name. Nervosa was a…

Me Too, Still

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER High-profile stories of alleged sexual assaults are continuing to play out on the national stage, leading us to face as a nation the question: “To what moral standards are we willing to hold the people…

All-Nighters Are For Owls

BY: SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN One of the best pieces of advice I have ever heard from a professor is that no perfect paper is ever written at three in the morning. A passable paper, sometimes. But a truly good paper?…

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Why are you still a Catholic?

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN I converted to Christianity at 17 years old and at the age of 21, I was confirmed in the Catholic church on Easter of 2017. I was not a “cradle Catholic” brought into my faith from…

Freshman Fifteen

Rejecting the “Freshman Fifteen”

BY SUSAN KATHERINE The world is never in short supply of boogeymen, and when it comes to our self-image and sense of worth, the notion of gaining weight is the perfect monster. In a horror-movie worthy spectacle, fatness becomes the monster…

OPINION: Maintaining Your GPA and Your Sanity

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist It’s that wonderful time of the year yet again. Spring on a college campus is marked by sniffling allergies, impatient dreams of summer, and the crippling stress of approaching finals. The coffee-filled library sessions of…

OPINION: Who are anorexic people?

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist I was Googling information about anorexia and fear when I saw this question under Google’s frequent searches for the keyword anorexia. It stopped me in my tracks. I had turned to the internet before when…

OPINION: Vitamin B—Books

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Assigned reading is often viewed as an optional exercise. After a long range of pages crammed with small print appears ominously on Blackboard, questions like, “did you do the reading?” or, “are we going to…

OPINION: Language: More than a Gen-ED

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Here’s an experiment: Walk from one end of Mason’s campus to the other and count how many languages you hear your fellow Patriots speaking. The long hours of pouring over vocabulary flashcards, translating simple texts…