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According to the Korean Animal Welfare Association, only about one in every 10 pets in Korea is fortunate enough to live with their human companions until the end of their days. The other 90% end up...

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Corona Blues

According to the Korean Animal Welfare Association, only about one in every 10 pets in Korea is fortunate enough to live with their human companions until the end of their days. The other 90% end up surviving on the streets as strays. This shocking statistic amounts...

Deadly Halloween Crowd Surge in Itaewon, South Korea

What should have been a joyful event turned into a tragic accident.  On the night of October 29th, 100,000 gathered at Itaewon, Seoul, a city known for its night lights and parties, for the annual Halloween festival. Excitement filled the air, especially since it...

Everybody has the right to say I belong

Imagine being born, living, and dying "invisible." According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over ten million men, women, children, and even entire communities are victims of this situation worldwide. They are invisible because no country recognizes...

Business + Economy

FTX Collapse- What happened?

Recently, you might have heard of the FTX collapse all over the news, and how it lost billions and billions of dollars. Well, here’s basically what went down, explained in a way for high schoolers to understand.  FTX is a digital currency exchanging platform. It...

The Collapse of Spotify?

On October 25th, Spotify released its earnings report for the third quarter of 2022. The company revealed that the company had an operating loss of €228 million, which was below many people’s expectations for the quarter. Although the company reported a total revenue...

Health, Science + Tech

The Nobel Prize, Where Genuine Nobility is Rooted

On October 4th, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Alain Aspect from France, John F. Clauser from the USA, and Anton Zeilinger from Austria as Laureates for the Noble Prize in Physics 2022. The prize was awarded jointly to these scientists "for...

FTX Collapse- What happened?

Recently, you might have heard of the FTX collapse all over the news, and how it lost billions and billions of dollars. Well, here’s basically what went down, explained in a way for high schoolers to understand.  FTX is a digital currency exchanging platform. It...

Why is Sleep So Important to Us?

Sleeping is something we have always done- wake up, go about our days, then recharge by closing our eyes and falling asleep.  It’s part of a routine, something none of us would consider abnormal to do, but it still begs the question: why do we rely so heavily on...

Climate + Environment

How Right to Repair Laws are the Key to Reducing E-Waste

While many of us are guilty of being avid consumers of the newest iPhone or Samsung models, the latest technology-infused laptops, and the biggest iPads, we seldom think about what becomes of our old and seemingly useless gadgets: E-waste.  E-waste sits in the...

Why are Famous Paintings being Vandalized?

Activists superglued to the wall after throwing tomato soup onto “Sunflowers” by Van Gogh and making a statement about fossil fuels. Many paintings worldwide have been victims of vandalization in the last few weeks. Paintings like Sunflowers by Van Gogh, Les Meules by...

The Real fuel to the Electric Vehicle Industry

Have you ever wondered where the batteries that power electric vehicles come from?  The truth is that 40,000 child laborers work in devastating conditions in the DRC (Dominican Republic of the Congo) to produce Cobalt, a vital ingredient in creating the...

Sports + Entertainment

Brittney Griner Officially Set Free

Brittney Griner is back home and safe with her family again, after months of protests backing her up. Brittney Griner, a basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, was freed on Thursday, December 8, 2022. She was in custody in Russia for almost 10 months,...

Houston Astros win the World Series; Cheaters or Champions

The Houston Astros became World Series champions this past Saturday night in a thrilling game six win over the Philadelphia Phillies. If the reaction to their victory seemed subdued, it is likely because just a few years ago, the Astros were caught running a brazen...

What the Qatar World Cup Looks Like Behind the Scenes

After a long four years for all football fans across the globe, the 2022 World Cup will finally begin in late November in Qatar, a Middle Eastern country bordering the likes of Saudi Arabia. However, in the midst of the excitement and nervousness from the fans and the...

Culture + Arts

The History of New Year’s Resolutions

3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! As we celebrate to greet the approach of 2023, it also marks the beginning of a new period, a new beginning. During this time, many people would make a list, usually called “New Year's Resolutions,” of things that they want to change or begin...

Heroin Chic: Is Heroin Chic?

Characterized by their sickly appearance, “heroin chic” models first appeared in the 1990s. The fashion industry popularized their hollow figures, pale skin, protruding bones, and dark eye-bags. Not only did they resemble corpses, but they were also dying due to...

Here’s the Tea: Racism in Ballet

Ballet and cultural appropriation, two seemingly unrelated topics, are intertwined by the festivities of Christmas. While stereotypes and racism do not typically arise in the context of ballet, questions regarding cultural sensitivity, inclusion, and representation in...

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