Articles by Urvi Sinha

Urvi is a sophomore from Pineville, NC. She can be reached at

What’s In Your Bottle?

In 2009, Washington University in St. Louis became the first major university to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to reduce plastic waste. Other schools, like the University of Vermont, soon followed suit. But a recent study at the University of Vermont showed that the ban on bottled water led to an…

Transforming Transgender Health Care

As of 2015, Oregon has joined a few other states in covering health services specific to the needs of the transgender community. Its Medicaid now pays for hormones, puberty delay and suppression, and reassignment surgeries. Dr. Amy Cislo, a professor of Women and Gender Studies who also teaches Transgender Studies and Gender, Religion, Medicine and…

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