The Science Survey

A Tax On The World’s Poor

A Tax On The World’s Poor

Benjamin Oestericher, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Africa is on the cusp of a revolution. While the populations of America, Japan, and all of Europe are set to shrink with aging workforces, the UN estimates that the world’s poorest countries will see their populations dramatically expand, tripling from from less than one billion to more than 3.2 bi...

The Survey Strip

The Survey Strip

Ria Cha, Guest Cartoonist

March 25, 2019


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Lifetime Terms are Lifetime Sentences of Partisanship

Lifetime Terms are Lifetime Sentences of Partisanship

Sydney Teh, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Our constitution was founded on the principles of checks and balances. However, it is now clear that our Supreme Court has become anything but balanced. For far too long, partisan politics have divided our democracy, and it is time for a change. One of the biggest problems with our judicial branch is the lack...

Planned Obsolescence, The Cause of Bad-teries

Planned Obsolescence, The Cause of Bad-teries

Mian Hua Zheng, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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When my 50% battery turned into 5% within a few minutes, I could scarcely hide my disappointment with the time it took to charge compared to the time it took to run out of battery. The green light of a healthy battery became a rare sight on my iPhone. Instead, I saw the yellow light of “low power”...

Public Housing Goes Downhill

Public Housing Goes Downhill

Malika Akter, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Cold wind crept inside the apartment, while droplets of water fell beside the young girl. A furry rat brushed against her face, jolting her awake. Feeling parched, she rose to fetch a glass of water. But the liquid that came out of the faucet was murky. The disturbing scenario is the life endured by...

Quitting Coal

Quitting Coal

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Over the past century and a half, coal has enjoyed a lucrative presence in the United States economy. The little black rock, derived from millions of years of dead organic material, has had its fair share of introducing millions of tons of carbon and sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere and solid waste...

“Where Are You From?”

“Where Are You From?”

Estee Yi, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Over the summer, I went on a trip to Quebec with my family. When we arrived at the hotel, we were told that our room was not ready, so we waited in the lobby. One hotel staff member approached us to let us know that our room would be ready shortly. There was a moment of awkward silence until he asked,...

Our Future With Artificial Intelligence

Our Future With Artificial Intelligence

Christina Pan, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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We are in the age of technology and, more specifically, artificial intelligence. From self-checkout to face recognition systems, technology has advanced from its birth in the 1950s to its peak today, where it belongs in nearly every industry in the world. Even though technology has become a major...

Contacting the Uncontacted

Contacting the Uncontacted

Jing Mae Wang, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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For some, a world before smartphones is unimaginable. Others can’t fathom life without electricity. However, no one can say that they remember a time before modern civilization. Or rather, nearly no one. To many, it may be a challenge to imagine living within a tribe of only a few dozen, sleeping...

New Title IX Rules Harm More Than They Reform

New Title IX Rules Harm More Than They Reform

Sadia Haque, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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Betsy DeVos became the Secretary of Education under the Trump Administration in 2017. Since the beginning of her term, she has been a controversial choice for the position. During her confirmation hearing, she showed a lack of knowledge on many pedagogical issues, such as the “growth vs. proficiency”...

Is El Niño the Cause or a Contributor to Climate Change?

Is El Niño the Cause or a Contributor to Climate Change?

Anisa Persaud, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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2019 may turn out to be the hottest year in recorded human history. This is due to the eighty percent chance that another El Niño event is on its way, egged on by continuing climate change. El Niño, and its counterpart, La Niña, are the warm and cool phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)...

Private Firemen? Inmate Firemen

Private Firemen? Inmate Firemen

Jenna Ye, Staff reporter

March 25, 2019


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Since its inception, the United States of America has been viewed as a beacon of justice for the rest of the world. It has always been proudly referred to as the “land of the free.” We can date such thoughts back to various famous historical instances, from John Winthrop’s famous “City Upon a...

“I Eat Nails for Breakfast”

“I Eat Nails for Breakfast”

Julia Catrambone, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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“Tomorrow will be a new day in America,” said Nancy Pelosi, minority speaker of the House of Representatives, after a sweeping victory for Democrats in the 2018 midterms. Democrats won thirty-nine seats previously held by Republicans within the House, marking a return to a balanced government in...

The Dwight Howard Controversy and LGBTQ+ Rights

The Dwight Howard Controversy and LGBTQ+ Rights

Arona Islam, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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On November 24, 2018, author Masin Elijè took to Twitter to express his outrage against his alleged ex-boyfriend, NBA star Dwight Howard. According to Elijè, Howard had cheated on him in a series of “heartless” events, and acted nonchalantly towards Elijè’s suffering. At first glance, Howard seemed ...

Is Gentrification Getting Rid of Chopped Cheese and Dumplings?

Is Gentrification Getting Rid of Chopped Cheese and Dumplings?

Rahma Tasnim, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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The little things in life are what help us get by: the dumplings from the Chinese shop down the block, the bacon, egg, and cheese we grab every morning on our way to school, or even the chopped cheese we have for lunch. This is the new side of gentrification: “Christopher Columbus Syndrome.” It has be...

The American Dream

The American Dream

Sanford James, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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All Americans share a common belief, a belief in the American dream.  It is in the pursuit of the American Dream that has caused people across the globe to leave their homelands behind to immigrate to the United States, and some have done so illegally.  “Some major factors which lead to ill...

The US-China Trade War: New Century, New Storyline

The US-China Trade War: New Century, New Storyline

Oliver Chin, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


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Political analysts, economists, news reporters, and even the media in not only the U.S., but the entire West, view and cover China with a particular scorn, arguably rightfully so. Trade with China was initiated in the 1980s under the framework of unequal agreements and treaties in order to accelerate...

Tweet Tweet! Trumps’ Twitter is a Major Problem

Tweet Tweet! Trumps’ Twitter is a Major Problem

Max Jaffe, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


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“Hater!” “Loser!” “Sad!” These are the kind of outbursts that Americans are used to waking up to and reading on a daily basis. On average, President Donald Trump tweets out his feelings with disregard for fact-checking over ten times a day. Whether it’s picking fights with the media or spreadin...

Rise in Hate Crimes? Blame the Right

Rise in Hate Crimes? Blame the Right

Lucian Dobroszycki, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


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What brought Robert D. Bowers to shoot and kill thirteen congregants at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in October of 2018 is up to speculation. From his social media post accusing a Jewish immigrant aid organization of harboring “invaders that kill our people” to his shouts during the shooti...

An Argument for Improving Sexual Education in U.S. Schools

An Argument for Improving Sexual Education in U.S. Schools

Hollie Park, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019


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Sex. When was the first time that you heard about it? Who did you hear it from? How much do you really know about it? Sexual health is a topic that isn’t talked about enough in schools. For most of us, the information is something we’ll carry with us for the rest of our lives. So why is it taught o...

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