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The scene at the a Police-free schools rally on June 6th, 2020, which was located blocks away from the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan, New York. Thousands of students, teachers, and parents came together to protest. The rally was also a place to memorialize George Floyd. People spoke about Floyd at the rally and mentioned the legacy he had left us.

George Floyd’s Legacy: The Aftermath of the Derek Chauvin Trial and the Quest for Justice and Racial Reform

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

On April 20th, 2021, nearly a year after George Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. As the camera panned back and...

Georgia’s new election law, Senate Bill 202, will bring sweeping changes to elections in the state of Georgia, including setting a shorter time frame for mail-in-voting.

Senate Bill 202 – What Georgia’s New Election Law Means for Voting Rights

Jamie Lee Nicolas, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

On the morning of March 25th, 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 202 (SB 202) into law behind the closed doors of his office in the Georgia State Capitol. As he signed the new election...

The Flushing, Queens community fridge is very popular. The food items, beautiful decorations, and seating all serve and inspire the residents who stop by.

Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Community Fridges

Chanel Richardson, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Weeks after New York City officially went into lockdown last March 2020, residents already living with food insecurity had their situation worsened by the Coronavirus pandemic. On top of this, with unemployment...

“There’s a scale issue of whether the neighborhood controls what’s built, or whether or not there’s a citywide force from the outside. How do you get racial justice in this place?” said Sharon Zukin, a “Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change” in an interview with The New York Times.

The Fight For SoHo

Yona Litwin, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Formerly nicknamed “Hell’s Hundred Acres” for its frequent and deadly fires that sprung from crumbling warehouses, SoHo became the flocking point for artists in the 1950s who took advantage of cheap...

Cicadas range from 0.75 to 2.25  inches and emerge for up to 6 weeks during the summer months.

America’s Biggest Cicada Brood Emerges For The First Time In Seventeen Years

Nora Sissenich, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

This summer, as the United States slowly starts to open up again as the Coronavirus pandemic slowly recedes, another creature will be emerging from a sort of hibernation. Billions of cicadas from the group...

The University of Utah in Salt Lake City announced that it will provide in-person learning for students who wish to come on campus in the fall.

Reopening of College Campuses for Fall 2021

Swanand Kanere, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Are you going on campus next year? Here is what you need to know. Along with acceptance letters, many colleges and universities across the United States have released statements indicating full re-openings...

Tasks like replacing the battery in an iPhone have grown more and more difficult over the years, due to opposition from tech companies.

The Right to Repair Movements Pick Up Steam

Dhinak Gaggenapally, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

How many times have you broken one of your tech devices this past year?  Normally, people replace their phones every 1 to 2 years. However, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing more focus to be...

A map of COVID-19 outbreaks shows the extent to which the novel Coronavirus spread around the world.

Predicting the Next Pandemic

Nicole Hu, Staff Reporter June 18, 2021

The spread of COVID-19 around the globe was rapid, infecting thousands of people every day. How could anyone have foreseen such a horrific event? Well, four years ago, researcher Kevin Olival traveled...

Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99.

Prince Philip’s Passing and the Future of the Monarchy

Marina Tiligadas, Staff Reporter June 17, 2021

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99 on April 9th, 2021 at Windsor Castle in England. The United Kingdom continues to cope with the loss as well...

Ice caps in the Arctic regions are gradually decreasing as global warming becomes a more concerning issue day by day. This has a direct impact upon Polar Bear populations.

An Analysis of the Pizzly Bear

Alvina Rahman, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

Have you ever been fascinated by different animal crossbreeds and thought of the endless possibilities of hybrids? Then meet the pizzly bear -- a polar bear and grizzly bear hybrid. While they have no...

Here is a sign from early in the Coronavirus pandemic noting that staying at home is the safest way to avoid contracting COVID-19. Now with more Americans getting fully vaccinated, the risks of travel for these fully vaccinated individuals are much lower than they were before.

Reducing the Risks of Traveling During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Anna Buhler, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

With all the travel deals posted on social media, a vacation looks not only affordable but tempting right now, even given the global Coronavirus pandemic. You can simply take precautions such as wearing...

Web tracking allows sites like YouTube to improve their users experience.

Web Tracking: Its Pros and Cons

Huixiang Lin, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

There is no doubt that technology has provided most people with access to nearly all types of information with just a quick search on the internet. You can buy all of your necessities online with just...

Here is an up-close  photpgraph of the crater-filled surface of the Moon. When The Artemins Project begins, we will have even more in-depth photography of the Moon available to us.

The Artemis Project: A Mission To Create an Outpost on the Moon

Dhruv Amin, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

Are you excited for the time when people can inhabit Mars, or when there will be such a thing as a commercial space flight? Before looking so far into the future, let us take a look at what is just at...

While countries continue to experiment with digitizing national currencies, it is important to remember the implications of how such developments will influence not only global politics but also the way that personal freedoms are interpreted.

A Digitized National Currency

Arian Berisha, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

A trend to be observed in the near future is that of governments creating digital national currencies to better serve their populations. The age of coin and paper is over with, as the precedent set by...

During the Coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants invested heavily in outdoor dining spaces, such as this one, decorated with cheerful lights.

The Trials and Tribulations of New York City’s Restaurants During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Suhani Madan, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many plans that people may have had over the past fifteen months. Vacations and special events have been cancelled due to the travel restrictions that have been put...

People crowd around Times Square in early 2020, before the Coronavirus pandemic began. Fossil fuels are seen as an essential part of maintaining the facilities in our fast-paced New York City.

A Resurgent Threat: The Sudden Rise in Greenhouse Gases

David Pagan, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

In 2021, levels of pollution are now being recorded at levels that exceed those from before the Coronavirus pandemic began in Spring of 2020. At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, when much...

A doctor pulls back a patient’s sleeve in order to administer a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

How To Get Vaccinated For Protection Against COVID-19

Melanie Lin, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

After a few cases of side effects of blood clots linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has caused some Americans to be more hesitant with receiving the J&J vaccine, America currently...

More women are needed in the fields of technology, science, and medicine.

The Importance of “Femtech” and Women in STEM

Anna Ye, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

With new impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic still emerging in the world’s various facets each and every day, one thing is clear: new research and advancements in medicine and technology are becoming...

NAO is a 22.8 inch humanoid robot that represents the future of medical research. Only time will tell if robots like NAO will be used in hospitals as a matter of course.

MIT Researchers and Boston Dynamics Are Working to Bring Robot Doctors Into the Future of the Medical Field

Samgar Aidarhanov, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

The future is now! We already use robots for manufacturing, transportation, and even entertainment, so why not use them as doctors? Giovanni Traverso, an MIT assistant professor of mechanical engineering,...

The city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been particularly hard hit by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Deaths Continue to Surge in Brazil

Jessica Zheng, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

It has been more than a year since COVID-19 began to ravage the world. While many countries have begun seeing a decline in the number of deaths, Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world by the...

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