• The Connection of China and china
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    Chinese pottery is one of the most world-renowned types of pottery there is. Most people in the world know the word china as the form of ceramics, and China as the country that shares the same name. However, not many people know the connections between the two, which can be traced all the way back […]

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  • What to Do with Confederate Monuments
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    Despite the meteoric rise of clickbait fake news, the majority of “alternative facts” don’t come from shady fake news websites. Rather, they come from our distorted perception of American history. I only had to read one chapter of Dr. James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me, a book that sheds light on the dishonesty of […]

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  • Programming and Politics
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    Machine learning now seems to have a role in every new tech product. Apple has a “more expressive” Siri thanks to “advanced Machine Learning and AI”, Google has a smart camera that uses Machine Learning to take better pictures, and Nvidia recently released a new GPU that contains “optimized deep learning software”. So what exactly […]

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  • MH370: The Search Continues
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    It has been almost four years since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, one of aviation’s biggest mysteries. The governments of Malaysia, China, and Australia ended the search last January after being unable to find clues for the Boeing 777’s disappearance or its location: only three pieces of debris were confirmed to be a […]

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  • The Future of the Self-Driving Car
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    You sit in the driver’s seat of your car––but instead of driving, you are doing something else entirely. Maybe you’re drinking coffee and reading the morning news. Maybe you’re watching Netflix on your phone. Maybe you’re just catching up on some sleep. What may seem like sheer fantasy may soon become reality, and in fact […]

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  • The Sinister Agenda behind the New Tax Bill
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    If the Senate’s new tax bill has taught us anything, it’s that it will be long before we get money out of politics. Perplexing as it may seem, the Republican Party has managed to maintain a stranglehold on two opposite yet equally crucial demographics: working class whites and wealthy elites. The former, a demographic rife […]

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  • The Problematic Obsession with Elite Colleges
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    Again, it’s the time of year when some high school seniors are beginning to receive Early Decisions from colleges, many of them elite. This marks the start of a new cycle of obsession with the admission decisions made by those elite colleges. Students, parents, and counselors must ask themselves a myriad of questions: Has the […]

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Latest Citizen
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    Meet Sophia, Saudi Arabia’s newest citizen. She is intelligent, speaks perfect English and has even made an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Seems normal enough, right? Well, not so much actually; she is a humanoid robot. On Wednesday, October the 25th, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to give […]

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  • Jibo: A Robot You Can Trust
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    Robots are becoming more and more capable each day. They can now do many things, from walking to making complex decisions. Currently, the most advanced robot on the market is one named Jibo. Jibo is a personal robot, but nothing like the other personal ones you see around. Others like Google Home and Amazon Echo […]

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