May 1, 2019

AP Tests, CAASP, and finals are coming up! Are you ready? Do you think you know how to study for the tests that could decide which college you get accepted to? (Just kidding there are a lot more factors that go into which college you attend) But seriously, these tests can be daunting. They are challenging, long, and it can fee...

December 7, 2018

France:

President Emmanuel Macron of France was elected last year by a sweeping majority. However, his popularity has sharply declined since announcing his plans to raise taxes on matters such as gas and electricity. He proposed these tax raises because he feels they are necessary to combat climate change, but the middle and lo...

November 6, 2018

“We are a polarized society with little ability to listen to those with differing ideas, backgrounds, and experiences. The turmoil created by this divide has stalled our progression into new ideas. … We need to learn how to listen.”

That was my response to a question on a college application regarding a major problem in our wor...

April 3, 2018

Vaping is a means of inhaling an aerosol that has been heated from a liquid into a vapor and usually contains drugs such as nicotine or THC. The first vape pens hit the market in 2003. Commonly known as e-cigarettes, they were originally invented as a safer alternative to normal cigarettes, however, not enough is known about t...

February 1, 2018

By now it is common knowledge that teenagers tend to want to sleep later than younger children and adults. This is due to a brain function called the circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm regulates your body’s 24 hour sleep and wake cycle. From the ages of about five to ten your circadian rhythm tells your body that you need...

November 1, 2017

Background:

The modern world relies heavily on technology, and it particularly relies on smartphones. These devices can only function efficiently and wirelessly if they are connected to modes that produce WiFi or 4G/LTE service. Small modes that can fit in nooks of a home are mostly responsible for distributing wireless service...

April 27, 2017

Over the past century, the emission of pollution around the globe has spiked tremendously. It has impacted water systems, agriculture, and air quality. As of this year, each American is said to produce 4.6 pounds of trash per day. Of that trash Dan Kulpinski, a writer for National Geographic, says, “Fifty-five percent gets bur...

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