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ESN Presents: The Bonfire
THE BONFIRE S3 Ep1: Mr. Raskopf and Sources of Strength
THE BONFIRE: S2 Ep. 6 with Benjamin Terhaar
THE BONFIRE: S2 Ep. 5 with Mr. Swatland (Time stamps and questions included)
THE BONFIRE S2E4: Mr. Dalessandro on Online Teaching
THE BONFIRE S2E3: Ms. Taberski and School Mental Health Round Table
THE BONFIRE: S2 Ep. 2 Freshmen Class Officers
The Bonfire S2 Ep 1 with Mr Belling
THE BONFIRE: DUAL FLAMES MOVIE
THE BONFIRE EPISODE 4: STUDENT COUNCIL EDITION
The Bonfire Episode 3 ft. Chai Ratnakaram
Stats & Facts with Luke Frank
On February 8, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty in his trial on bribery, fraud, and breach of trust charges.
On February 1st, the democratically elected leaders of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar were overthrown by the country’s military. The military, or the Tatmadaw, seized power and declared a one year state of emergency and placed General Min Aung Hlaing in power. The country’s de facto leader State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were detained by military forces and charged with criminal offenses. Furthermore, the Tatmadaw have nullified the results of Myanmar's November 2020 elections.
If you yearn for more uncertainty in your life, I highly recommend being a high school senior in the year 2021. A wonderful blend of cancellations, mixed-messages by admissions offices, and confounding variables have left even the most well off students in a state of flux. Entering the endgame of February, March, and April, we finally have some finite data in terms of application numbers and early acceptance rates. These results mirror the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic writ large; elite schools are enjoying a high number of applicants while state schools that serve underrepresented people in the professional world are struggling to maintain a sustainable structure.
Tech entrepreneur and former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is now running to be New York City’s mayor. But unlike the Democratic primary, Yang is no small fish in the mayoral race. Recent polls show him as the surging frontrunner at 28% support, with his closest competition being Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who is trailing behind by double digits at 17%.
Science and Technology
Kavachi, located in the Solomon Islands, is one of the southwest Pacific’s most active underwater volcanoes. It erupted a dozen times in the twentieth century and three times in the twenty first. In 2015, ocean engineer Brennan Phillips lowered an eighty-pound camera down into its roiling waters, hoping to take a closer look at it after a recent eruption. It rested 147 feet deep in the volcano’s caldera (a pit formed in the aftermath of a magma chamber’s collapse). When the camera resurfaced, Phillips and his team found unexpected footage of scalloped hammerhead sharks and silky sharks emerging from the murky orange surroundings to investigate the lens.
Sea Star Wasting disease appeared at a great magnitude in 2013/2014, when the starfish population drastically decreased. However, the syndrome has been present for decades.
The story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden is one of the most widely known parts of Christian lore, and perhaps one of the oldest as well. Like other Biblical stories, it was derived from earlier Sumerian traditions. The word eden is a Sumerian word meaning ‘plain.’ No matter your religion, you are probably familiar with the tale of the world’s first two humans and their misdemeanors in paradise. It is referenced in countless films and books, which leads to it being explained even in secular schools. It has infiltrated pop culture. Despite this, it is almost always depicted incorrectly. As is typical of the Bible, no physical description of Adam, Eve, or the serpent is included. It never explicitly states that the forbidden fruit is an apple or that the serpent is a snake (it was definitely not a snake). In this article, we’ll explore a few ways of envisioning the antagonist in this famous scene.
Around 80% of the world’s population consumes caffeine everyday and roughly 73% of kids consume caffeine everyday. This is a shocking statistic, which raises the question: is caffeine good for adolescents?
Often, society has noted the stark physical differences between men and women: men are generally taller, and women often have wider hips. The typical explanation stems from Charles Darwin’s note that, “undoubtedly,” the greater size and strength of a man is due to how men must impress mates, with natural selection choosing time and time again the strongest and most able in the struggle for life. Men had to be aggressive and competitive for wives, whereas women were picky to choose the best mate.
2021 is shaping up to be a pretty exciting year for new movie releases. Whether you are headed to the theaters or ready to stream at home, this year promises to be a really rewarding one for cinema fans. Check out the top upcoming movies for 2021 and enjoy!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a heavy lineup for 2021. Here’s the scoop!
February break is here, and it’s time for everyone to kick back and watch some quality, feel-good content to relieve some school stress. Lucky for you, the Hallmark Channel is back at it again releasing four new movies in their Love Ever After theme just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Marvel Studios is back at it again, this time with a television series: WandaVision, Marvel’s newest release is now on Disney+. The series already has four episodes out on the streaming platform, and a new episode is released every Friday. The series features Wanda Maximoff and Vision, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, living in a suburban neighborhood.
The 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards are almost here! Music artists, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, picked up the most nominations while the Weeknd and Luke Combs were two of the most surprising nominees on the list.