• Biggest Surprises in the NBA This Year
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    Fear the Deer / We The North   Don’t get me wrong – the Milwaukee Bucks were a good team for the past couple of years. With their superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, they were good enough to make the playoffs as a low seeded team but that was about it. However, it’s been a whole […]

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  • The Curious Case of Richard Nixon
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    Upon accepting the Republican nomination for president at the RNC in 1968, Richard Nixon dedicated his victory to the “non-shouters” and “non-demonstrators” of America. Nixon called these voters his Silent Majority. Weary of the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Vietnam War protesters, the Silent Majority sought solace in Richard Nixon, who made it clear that he […]

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  • China’s AI News Anchor Isn’t Really AI
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    Last week, a government-owned Chinese news agency unveiled what they called the world’s first AI news anchor. The anchor, created by XinHua News, was modeled after a real news anchor who works for the agency. The anchor made its debut at the World Internet Conference. During its unveiling, it boasted about its ability to broadcast […]

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  • Our Emotional Attachment to Ideology
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    We all love belonging to a group. Identifying with a community seems to be an inherent part of being human. Whether it is reading, knitting, baseball, R&B music, environmental science, or something else, I am sure that if you examine your identity, you will find groups where you think you belong. When these groups are […]

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  • Artwork Restoration and the Dignity of Art
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    Artwork from hundreds or even thousands of years ago remain on display in museums and exhibits for millions of people to view. Locked away in airtight, glass cases and surrounded by armour and alarms, the world’s most famous pieces of art are contained for their safety. The public is only allowed to view at certain […]

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  • An Outline of Debt in the United States
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    Politicians and poor people believe credit is the equivalent of cash. With the government borrowing record at record highs, consumers, especially low-class people, are using credit cards more than ever, one must question when will both debtors—the U.S. government and individual debtors—will pay this money back. There seems to be a sentiment that credit is […]

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  • Michael Avenatti’s Foray into Politics
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    Celebrity attorney and bona fide TV personality Michael Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault last week. The career and political future of the man who entered the limelight—and has refused to leave it—by representing Stormy Daniels now hangs in the balance. Though a benign narcissist at first, Avenatti fell out of favor with […]

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  • Giving Back
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    With Thanksgiving coming up, Black Friday right after, and big gift-giving holidays such as Hanukkah and Christmas looming right around the corner, the holiday season has officially begun. Every year, in what’s probably one of the biggest contradictions in modern American culture, millions of people across the country gather together to celebrate everything they’re already […]

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  • Redefining the Kilogram
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    Recently, one of the famous metric units—the kilogram(kg), is going to be reinvented and redefined. In the past, a kilogram is defined by an actual physical object. The object is the International Prototype of the Kilogram, also known as “Le Grand K”,  which is a shiny metal cylinder preserved in Paris. It is protected and […]

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  • The Fate of Disney+
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    In November of 2017, I wrote an article focusing on Disney’s intent to acquire 20th Century Fox. While for a time it looked like Comcast might swoop in and purchase 20th Century Fox, it looks like Disney will be purchasing 20th Century Fox, though, at the moment, the purchase is not yet official. But, with […]

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