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March 24, 2020

     The COVID-19 virus has continued to spread in the past few weeks, affecting more people worldwide every day. With all the news that has come out recently surrounding the pandemic, here's a brief update on where the world is. 

     The panic from the COVID-19 virus outbreak has only increased in the past few weeks. With 13,069 confirmed deaths and well-known celebrities infected, the world’s terror has only g...

March 2, 2020

With 24 countries impacted, thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of people affected, the COVID-19 virus is a member of the Coronavirus family that has recently caused global panic in cities all over the world. The World Health Organization declared the spread of this virus a global health emergency. 

On December 30th, the Chinese authorities were baffled by cases of a mysteriously caused pneumonia that started showing up i...

February 24, 2020

Chicago, Illinois. Usually many things come to mind when you think of the Windy City, Al Capone; Michael Jordan and the Bulls; Lake Michigan; John Hughes and the Brat Pack; and the Willis (formerly Sears) tower. However for this past weekend, the best of the NBA gathered in the city to celebrate All-Star Weekend. 

On Saturday night, all eyes were upon the NBA Skills Challenge. More importantly, its premier event, the Dunk Conte...

February 18, 2020

In Aristotle’s words, “What is common to the greatest number gets the least amount of care.” His words hold a valuable lesson and essentially sums up the phenomenon known as the tragedy of the commons, which is a social dilemma explored by ecologist Garrett Hardin in 1968. In order to further explore his theory, Hardin came up with an analogy to explain his idea to others. Take a second to imagine that you lived in a small vil...

February 10, 2020

On January 3rd, 2020, Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed at Baghdad International Airport by a US air drone strike personally approved by US President Donald Trump. The general was considered a military hero by many in Iran. Soleimani however, as one of the country's most powerful men as well as the head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, was distrusted by the US Government who consider the force to be an oversea...

February 3, 2020

     At the start of Kobe’s career, he made the decision of a lifetime going into the NBA straight out of Lower Merion High School in 1996. After 20 years of playing in the NBA, Kobe reflected on the best decision that he has ever made was “Coming straight to the NBA and skipping college.” He didn’t have the best start to his career, as in his rookie season he averaged about 15.5 minutes per game off the bench. Bryant later el...

May is recognized to be the month of mental health awareness. This originated in the U.S during the 1940s, and slowly started to catch wind around the world. But society hasn’t been quite open about mental health, and it is still seen as a taboo topic to talk about in many cultures. It’s only been in the last 20 years that people have been more open about mental health and have tried to destigmatize it. So readers, let’s do so...

June 21, 2019

The limit to human imagination does not exist. In the article “Usain Bolt’s Split Times and the Power of Calculus,” Steven Strogatz investigates the nature of motion and change and how mathematics can be used to model Bolt’s record-setting race. Through explorations of various methods of modeling the 100 metre dash, Strogatz contrasts the demise of historical paradoxes with the accomplishments of modern differential calculus....

June 21, 2019

Have you ever thought about learning a new language? If you have, you’ve probably thought about learning the most popular languages such as English, Mandarin or Spanish. What if I told you that there’s an even better language you can learn? One that you can use wherever in the world you go to-- from Canada to Japan or even Greece. Well, let me let you in on a secret, this universal language I’m talking about is the simple and...

June 21, 2019

"When we're looking for solutions to complex problems, we often find that nature has already done the job far more elegantly and efficiently.”  — Associate Professor Adrian Dyer, RMIT University (Melbourne)

The world is full of intricacies and mysteries left unexplored. On the subject of nature and the capacity of potential in organisms, it is fascinating to be able to discover the connections that can be made in non-human orga...

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