• Lourdes Bunay-Vivar

    Lourdes Bunay-Vivar

    Class of 2016
    Minneapolis, MN
    Organizational Behavior

    Lourdes's Bio:
    I love being busy, so I try to involve myself in clubs and intramurals. I love being a Spanish tutor! I'm the president of Amnesty International and Latino Student Union. I like to bake and cook in my spare time. I've had a blast at CSS!

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    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

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    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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    Apple Valley, MN

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    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

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    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Mora, MN

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Are people born evil?




These are pictures from tonight’s lecture on the “Biological Roots of Crime”.  Are people born evil? That’s a question most of us attending the lecture had in our minds. There are factors before our birth that could dispose us to be more violent than those not exposed. Such factors are alcohol consumption, smoking, and off balances in the brain. People who have less activity in the amygdala are more likely to be more violent than those who have normal brain activity. So then he posed the question as wether it would be ethical to test that early on and intervene. It was very interesting.

Dr. Raines also talked about how the food we eat can influence violence. The graph shows a correlation between amount of seafood and the relationship to crime. There’s a positive correlation between sea food eaten and crime rates. Why is that? Dr. Raine then carried out research to find that there was a relationship between Omega 3 (found in sea food) and lower crime rates. He mentioned a country that took his research and did it themselves to test it. Of course they came up with the same results, but instead of doing nothing about it, they began serving fish in their prisons. I’m glad I attended this lecture. Our professor, Gerald Henkel Johnson, invited us to the diner prior to the lecture, which was not only fun but also a great way to network.


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