Vaccines 2.0: The Science Behind the Pfizer Vaccine

By Diya Ramesh (’23) Just when you thought you were ready to understand the turbulent, dynamic world of vaccines, a bombshell hits (a good one though). You just got home and are about to turn on Netflix, when a wave of deja vu washes over you, and you flip to the news instead. Lo and behold, the news is talking about vaccines. The original may … Continue reading Vaccines 2.0: The Science Behind the Pfizer Vaccine

Strained Relations- France and Turkey

By Rachel Rochford (‘23) Among the slew of other problems that emerged in the world this year- a pandemic, economic turbulence, etc., France now finds itself in conflict not only with its own Muslim population but with many Muslim-majority nations abroad. Turkey is one of the nations in conflict with France at present yet their conflict may run deeper. At this point, it is one … Continue reading Strained Relations- France and Turkey

An Overview of the Xbox Series X

By Aadit Jain (’23) The Xbox Series X launched worldwide on November 10, 2020, marking the beginning of the next-generation consoles. With dimensions of 11.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches, the console has a new design that is much different from that of the Xbox One. Indeed, this new console does look rather simple, yet much larger, compared to previous consoles we have seen. Nevertheless, … Continue reading An Overview of the Xbox Series X

An Explanation of the Runoff Elections in Georgia

By Sunny Sivakumar (’21) While the race for the President may have been called in favor of President-Elect Joe Biden, that doesn’t mean that this election is over. In fact, it won’t be over for a while, due to the runoff elections in Georgia, which will determine which party will take control of the Senate for the next two years. Currently, the Republican Party has … Continue reading An Explanation of the Runoff Elections in Georgia

Apple’s Big Leap

By Wei-lin Zhou (’24) “One More Thing” was Apple’s latest event, where they debuted three new Macs: a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and a Mac Mini, all using their latest, Apple-made, M1 Chips. In September, Apple released two new Apple Watches, new iPads, and a slew of new apps, along with their new iPhone 12 lineup in October.  In September, Apple released the Apple Watch … Continue reading Apple’s Big Leap

2020 Election Op-Ed: Biden Trumps Trump

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) On November 7th, 2020, the Associated Press, CNN, MSNBC, and other news networks called the 2020 election for Joe Biden of the Democratic Party. Although his win was not the landslide projected by numerous pollsters, it was still a decisive mandate and a historic win. He became the first challenger to defeat an incumbent in 28 years, he gained more votes … Continue reading 2020 Election Op-Ed: Biden Trumps Trump

2020 Election Op-Ed: Biden-Harris’ Uphill Climb

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) Although Biden has won by a decisive mandate, the new administration will face momentous challenges. Fortunately for America, Biden, the leader of the 2008 Recovery Act, and spearheaded as the “Comeback Kid” can do it. The most pressing issue, that 94% of Biden voters ranked as their most important motivator, is the coronavirus pandemic. As of November 13, coronavirus cases are … Continue reading 2020 Election Op-Ed: Biden-Harris’ Uphill Climb

2020 Election Op-Ed: Georgia–The Battle for the Senate

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) As the 2020 election cycle draws to a close, the House has been retained by the Democrats, though 5 net seats were lost and Joe Biden has won the Presidency by 306 electoral votes. However, one branch of the government hasn’t reached a conclusion: the Senate. Although the Democrats have picked up a seat in Arizona, they have not reached 50 … Continue reading 2020 Election Op-Ed: Georgia–The Battle for the Senate

2020 Election Op-Ed: Polling’s Plunders

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) In the 2016 election, Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton was favored with a 3% national lead over challenger Donald J. Trump, and was predicted to win with 300 electoral votes. In a shocking upset, razor-thin margins in swing states like Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan all flipped to Trump. In margins of 0.3% in Michigan and 0.7% in … Continue reading 2020 Election Op-Ed: Polling’s Plunders

2020 Election Op-Ed: Trump’s Leviathan Legacy

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) Although Trump has lost the 2020 election in a historic defeat, the damage he has wrought on this country will not be as easily dispensable. Through his term, his inaction on coronavirus and climate change, incompetence on the international stage, polarizing personality, and fractures to the political discourse can not be understated. Like his entire presidency, his exit and lame-duck period … Continue reading 2020 Election Op-Ed: Trump’s Leviathan Legacy