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Skype a Scientist

At a young age, coming from a financially unstable home and attending a school which lacks facilities and resources, can be very demoralizing. Finding a job can seem very far away and professions such as medicine or science seem nearly unreachable. However, Sarah McAnulty, a PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut, recently established Skype…

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Women or Cows?

In 2016 alone at least 12 molestations and 6 rapes were reported daily in India. The increasing violence against women has sparked several campagins across the nation. However, one has stood out – Kolkata artist Sujatro Ghosh has taken photos of herself and several other women across India wearing a cow mask. Historically, the Indian…

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What your dad does is NOT important anymore…?

Blind Hiring has taken over South Korea’s public sector thanks to the nation’s new president, Moon Jae-in. Moon was elected in May of this year and through his progressive mindset decided to develop a more fair screening process for those seeking a job. Generally, in most public sector jobs, it is a requirement that one’s…

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The UVA Student

In January 2017, an American student from the University of Virginia was detained in North Korea. Otto Warmbier went to North Korea as a tourist and was detained for trying to steal propaganda from his hotel (a hotel poster). These actions were considered hostile and he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in…

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SAT – Not A Fair Test

Each year, hundreds and thousands of high school students sit down to take the SAT or the ACT in hopes of getting into a good university. This score, though not the only determinant, plays a very important role in a student’s chance of admission. Recently, it has been calculated that those who take over to…

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Could Nikes Bring Down Putin?

For years there has been very little opposition to the government of Vladimir Putin in Russia. This could be because most who oppose Putin and his regime aren’t strong enough to turn a protest into a movement, it could also be that most media is directly or indirectly controlled by the government. However recently, to…

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The Heroes of Syria

On February 26th, the Oscar for the best documentary went to one based on the White Helmets. The White Helmets,the largest Civil Defense group in war-torn Syria, are unarmed rescue workers who travel to the most volatile area of Syria to help as many people as possible. Regardless of their religion or cultural background, they…

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Feeling Mean?…Not Your Fault

Nowadays, whenever we get a headache, stomach bug or feel fluish, we pop a pill. Usually, we have a Tylenol or Panadol (depending on where you’re from) both of which contain acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is in over 600 medicines and is the most common drug ingredient according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Recently, researchers at…

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Edelweiss Pirates in 2017?

Amid the mayhem in the United States today, we see sparks of hope. As several executive orders have been signed by President Trump after only a few days in office, there have been protests across the nation. It was Holocaust memorial day yesterday and we are able to draw a parallel between the protestors across…

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Will Julian Assange Give Himself Up Now?

President Obama just commuted or reduced Chelsea Manning’s judicial sentence from 35 years to 7 years, as she has already served most of this she just has four months to serve. Presidents usually commute a number of sentences towards the end of their term but this is a very controversial commute. Chelsea Manning when she…

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Oh Nutella!

On Wednesday Nutella lovers across the world were mortified to learn that their much loved spread contained an ingredient that might be carcinogenic. Nutella is made with processed palm oil which in excessive amounts can be detrimental to your health. Palm oil becomes carcinogenic when processed above 393 degrees as it is with Nutella. As…

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US Speaks Out Against Long Time Ally Israel

US, Israel relations have been a little fraught recently. First the US abstained from a Security Council vote denouncing Israeli Settlement construction and so the resolution was passed. This was unusual because the US usually vetoes most resolutions against Israel. Their reason for abstaining is that further Israeli settlement building in disputed places like the…

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