Texas’s Winter Storm Struggles

By Hamsini Sivakumar (‘21) As someone from Michigan, I’m used to watching snow pile up on sidewalks and roads every February, so I thought the recent winter storm in Texas would be harmless. However, instead of just the possibility of a snow day, Texans have been dealing with power outages, frozen pipes, and a lack of water. While cold weather has been affecting the entire … Continue reading Texas’s Winter Storm Struggles

The History of Black History Month

By Chinedum Aguwa (‘22) Disclaimer: The term “negro” is used throughout this article. Most of the names have replaced the term “negro” with “Black” in recent years but I am citing historical sources. There have been many arguments that the term “negro” refers to Black inferiority. Other words like “colored” and “African-American” have also been deemed inappropriate to use to describe the Black community. If you … Continue reading The History of Black History Month

Teenagers and Financial Preparation

By: Qingqing Ouyang (‘23) Many schools do not offer opportunities, besides specialized business classes, that prepare students as they enter adulthood. In this case, it means teaching the youth to save and manage money. In a class known as personal finance, teenagers can learn how to properly handle money situations, which will help them a lot in the long run.  To a parent or guardian—These … Continue reading Teenagers and Financial Preparation

Do the COVID Vaccines Protect Against the New Variants?

By Aadit Jain (’23) Over the past few months, new variants of the coronavirus, such as the Brazil variant (known as P.1), the UK variant (known as B.1.1.7), and the South Africa variant (known as B.1.351), have emerged and spread throughout the world. While these new strains are not expected to be more dangerous, they are more contagious. The UK variant of the coronavirus, for … Continue reading Do the COVID Vaccines Protect Against the New Variants?

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

By Isabelle Aquilina (‘23) With the anticipation of the COVID-19 vaccine, an important issue comes to mind: how will the order of distribution be determined? Many of us know at least one person who has gotten the vaccine or is scheduled to. The U.S. is leading the global vaccination campaign, with 5.2 vaccines administered per 100 people with a total of 17,176,247 doses, behind only … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

What’s Better: Buying or renting?

By: Qingqing Ouyang (‘23) A new year means a new home, and many buyers are looking to start the year fresh with finding a place to live. However, when looking for a home, buyers must consider an important question: Should I buy or loan? Of course, both buying and renting have advantages and drawbacks, and many factors must be considered before making the decision. Cost … Continue reading What’s Better: Buying or renting?

Real Estate Price Analysis in 2021

By: Qingqing Ouyang (‘23) Although there were many drawbacks in the year 2020, surprisingly, house market trends have been on the positive side. There is an expected increase in home sales of 3.6% from 2020 to 2021, which would be the highest rate since 2006. The main reasons for the buildup are interconnected. Firstly, the COVID-19 vaccine will spur the economy and bring back jobs; … Continue reading Real Estate Price Analysis in 2021

Elon Musk’s Voyage to Other Industries

By Varun Talluri (‘23) As the world is rapidly advancing into what some may call the 4th industrial revolution, there are a few visionaries who have their eyes set on continuous advancements. One such person is the Tesla CEO and one of the richest men alive, Elon Musk. The tech billionaire was born in 1971 in South Africa and later co-founded PayPal, which allowed him … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Voyage to Other Industries

Two Possible COVID-19 Vaccines

Sunny Sivakumar (‘21) Since COVID-19 was discovered in late 2019, the race to find a vaccine has been ongoing as the world remains in quarantine. While the process to create a vaccine normally takes years, scientists have been working to find one as quickly as possible. Now, it seems that not one but two companies have vaccines that could prove to be effective.  The first … Continue reading Two Possible COVID-19 Vaccines

How Proactive Companies Thrived During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Varun Talluri (‘23) The picture symbolizes how Google was prepared for and able to overcome COVID-19. Image courtesy of Forbes. Ordering items from Amazon, attending classes via Zoom, binge-watching your favorite TV shows, and staying at home. Due to the recent pandemic, this is a reality all too familiar for us. As soon as we thought that things were starting to get back to … Continue reading How Proactive Companies Thrived During the COVID-19 Pandemic