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January Democratic Debates: Candidates Climate Policies

January Democratic Debates: Candidates Climate Policies

Anastasiia Gorobets, Blogger

January 17, 2020

The democratic debates, held on January 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, were the final debates before the first round of voting takes place. Although the conversation between the candidates mainly focused on foreign relations and trade, the six participants continued to emphasize their environmental...

These Smartphones Have A Trick — They Fold!

These Smartphones Have A Trick — They Fold!

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

January 15, 2020

Folding phones are the future. No, not flip phones, folding phones — phones that literally fold in half. The year 2019 seemed to spur the “era of folding phones” with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Motorola Razr reboot. Although both of these models fold, there are several funda...

What Are SRECs And Why NY Should Have Them

What Are SRECs And Why NY Should Have Them

Anastasiia Gorobets, Blogger

December 18, 2019

Solar energy has been around long enough to earn a reputation as one of the most sustainable sources of electricity, but the cost of installing solar panels can be overwhelming for many households. One of the greatest incentives for switching to solar energy areSolar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs),...

Would you rather: community service or senior finals

Would you rather: community service or senior finals

Russell Wohl, Columnist

December 18, 2019

Masters Involved in Sharing and Helping, “MISH” has a large role in our community, from speakers at Morning Meeting, to class events, and Donation Days. But does listening to these presentations and giving a dollar every Day 5 enough to consider ourselves a “power for good in the world?" Althoug...

The future of the climate movement: turning awareness into action

The future of the climate movement: turning awareness into action

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

December 18, 2019

In the past year, the youth movement against climate change, originally initiated by Greta Thunberg, has gained an international presence with school strikes being organized all around the world. The last global strike took place on November 29th with an estimated 2 million people marching worldwide....

Presenting: A new act of the Brexit drama

Presenting: A new act of the Brexit drama

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

December 5, 2019

After a hard-fought 2016 campaign that divided the country and multiple rounds of heated negotiations with the European Union, the United Kingdom opened the curtain once again for a new act of the Brexit drama. It started with the second Prime Minister (PM) change since the referendum three years...

An Overview of Cryptocurrency & Why You Should Invest

An Overview of Cryptocurrency & Why You Should Invest

Carly Grizzaffi, Blogger

December 3, 2019

Cryptocurrency is exactly what it sounds like — digital currency, secured by cryptography, a method of protecting information and communications through the use of codes, making it virtually impossible to defraud.  I like to think of cryptocurrencies as virtual “tokens,” but in reality, they are system...

“But It’s Recyclable!”

“But It’s Recyclable!”

Anastasiia Gorobets, Blogger

November 24, 2019

“But it’s recyclable!” is a phrase I hear my peers say nearly every day to justify a purchase of a single-use-plastic item. Indeed, plastic recycling is often perceived as a panacea for waste and pollution, but it is not that simple. If it’s recyclable, what’s the problem? We often don’...

What is Democratic Socialism?

Buster Scheuer, Blogger

April 15, 2019

In our nifty fifty United States, there has been a growing fear of “socialism” in the political climate as it relates to the policy platform of Senator/2020-hopeful Bernie Sanders. In talking to many of my friends about what socialism and democratic socialism are, I find that not too many fully ...

Their Story: Christy Nicandri

Kishan Mangru, Blogger

April 10, 2019

  Gold Key tours, revisit days, and reviewing applicants. These events are among the admission tasks that Christy Nicandri has undertaken during admission season for the past two years. Before her life at masters, Nicandri worked for five years at an academy in Florida. There, she worked with...

Greta Thunberg: How a teenager changed the climate debate

Greta Thunberg: How a teenager changed the climate debate

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

March 31, 2019

August 20th 2018 was a pivotal day in Greta Thunberg’s life. On that date, she started a movement that would soon spread all across the world. What she did was simple. She skipped school and instead protested in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, having only one goal in mind: getting po...

The EU’s biggest problem? A change in attitude

Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 7, 2019

As the New Year’s celebrations are slowly falling into oblivion, we are brought back to reality. For Europe, more specifically the European Union, it is a harsh one. In 2018, it faced the Brexit drama, mass protests against reforms in France and a rise of authoritarianism in most parts of the Union. Th...

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