• 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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  • North Korea Reaches Out for Talks
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    These past 6 months have been nothing but tense between North Korea, South Korea, and its allies. However, this week has been different: North Korea reached out to the South to establish communication. South Korea graciously accepted and they met. North Korea established communication for 1 primary reason: the Olympics. As the Olympics will be […]

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  • Tuition Isn’t the Only Expensive Part of College
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    Paying for higher education has continued to be a source of anxiety for a large portion of the population. With college tuition costs rising at a rate that far exceeds that of inflation, paying for college without accruing considerable debt is no longer a reality for most students. A survey conducted by Ohio State University […]

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  • Dear World, We’re Sorry. Sincerely, America.
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    This is long overdue. And it hurts. A lot. I first realized this when I was traveling overseas in December, and someone commented to me that as an American, I need to apologize for our president. My immediate reaction was defensive and angry. But, after reflecting for some time, I have come to realize that […]

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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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  • Close Call in Paradise
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    “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Hawaiians received this emergency alert on their phones around noon on January 13. Panicked Hawaiians took steps to protect themselves from an impending nuclear attack. Within the next hour, signs on highways broadcasted the message that the emergency alert was false […]

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  • Tension Rises in Iran Protests
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    Due to the escalation of protest against the its government’s economic incapabilities, Iranian forces have arrested up to 3700 people, including 40 to 68 students. The conflicts between the government and protesters have remained violent, and Iranian forces even deployed tear gas in one instance. The White House claimed that the Trump administration has been […]

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