Sara Khan

Sara Khan (23C) is from Fairfax, Virginia, majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology and minoring in English. In her free time, she enjoys reading, binge-watching Netflix shows, playing tennis and sleeping. Contact Khan at [email protected]

Professional Tennis Needs More Players Like Naomi Osaka

In this year’s U.S. Open, held in New York City from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, the quality of tennis was unmatched despite extensive public health restrictions. Defending champions Bianca Andreescu and Rafael Nadal opted not to play in this year’s tournament, citing concerns about the ongoing pandemic. Without Andreescu and Nadal, top-seeded Novak Djokovic [...]

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It’s Time to Change Our Flawed Definitions of Happiness

Anyone who knows me well would likely describe me as a pessimist. And by “pessimist,” they mean “miserable.” As someone who can frequently be found drowning in work and responsibilities, I understand where they’re coming from. While I agree with them to an extent, I must point out a fatal flaw in their argument: their [...]

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Groundbreaking ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ Will Be Dearly Missed

Comedian Hasan Minhaj stands boldly on stage, ready to discuss controversial topics with his live audience./Courtesy of Netflix On any given Sunday night, you could most likely find me watching episodes of Emmy and Peabody award-winning “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” on Netflix after a long day of studying. Since the release of “Homecoming King,” [...]

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We Must Invest in Telemedicine Services

As COVID-19 continues to infect thousands across the U.S., an unlikely hero has emerged, eager to change our current outlook on healthcare.  Telehealth, or telemedicine/virtual health care, a development that has revolutionized patient care in several hospitals and outpatient facilities globally, refers to “visits” between patients and clinicians conducted over video or audio calls. The [...]

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Short-Term Suffering and Long-Standing Corruption: Beirut Needs Our Help

On Aug. 4, a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon left thousands injured and hundreds killed. In a recent address, former Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab claimed the source of the blast to be 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate accidentally left unattended in a port warehouse for nearly seven years. When asked why the material was [...]

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