Sunday, June 4, 2023

So, What is the Lunar New Year?

By Angelina Tang For many of us AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) teenagers born in the states, the Lunar New Year stands as one of...

South Korea’s Halloween Crowd Crush

At 5pm on October 29th, the streets of the Itaewon district in Seoul, South Korea were crowded with young people celebrating Halloween. As time went on, these streets became unbelievably packed.

Dumb Holes: Smarter Than You (Think)

Black holes are interesting creatures, but they also happen to be the most violent and angry looking dots that we have ever come across. It's really, really ethically questionable to research them. Anyone who gets close just doesn't come back.

Energy for the Future: The Latest in Nuclear Fusion 

By Simon Li and Jonah Ruddock       Rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and spikes in extreme weather are all being caused by man-made pollution of...

How Redistricting is Playing Out So Far

By Will Demartinis As we approach the looming 2022 campaign season everyone's favorite political guessing game of which party rigs the house further in their...

The Uncanny Valley: Humans, Humanoids, Humanity

In the 1970s, roboticist Masahiro Mori hypothesized that as an object becomes increasingly human-like in appearance, viewers will feel increasingly empathetic and positive towards it. However, this correlation does not continue forever. Once the object reaches a certain point of human imitation, viewers will respond with a sense of fear, disgust, and anxiety. This dip, where empathy turns to apathy and an impression of warmth gives way to one of chilling eeriness, is what he calls the uncanny valley. 

Georgia, Build Back Better, and the Debt Limit

By William DeMartinis Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images file Last week, I was confronted with the idea of there being zero news in the US. Now,...

Devin Nunes Set to Leave House for Trump Job

Representative Devin Nunes is set to retire from the House of Representatives by the end of 2021 in order to take on a new job as CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group.

Facebook Rebrands as Meta

After facing controversy about data piracy and using algorithms to show misinformation to susceptible people, Facebook has rebranded itself as Meta. Facebook is under a lot of turmoil because of all the surrounding controversy, and they want to be put out of the spotlight.

The Poland – Belarus Border Crisis: An Overview

Violence at the Polish-Belarussian border. A tidal wave of migrants flooding into the EU. Nearly a dozen dead from the ensuing crisis. You’ve likely heard these alarming news developments - what’s going on?

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