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Zebra Mussels: A Warning Tale

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions, World News

A ship begins the arduous journey from Istanbul in along the Black Sea, filling its ballasts with water to maintain its balance. Inflated with water, the ship voyages to ports along North America, burrowing deep into the Great Lakes. There it releases its full ballasts, releasing countless species i...

Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

     Recently, Senator John McCain of Arizona has upset the news following his skirmishes with the President. Although this certainly has generated either aplomb or criticism, depending on one’s view on political matters, something that transcends political boundaries is a scenario all too familiar...

Putting Prepositions at the End of Sentences: A Stylistic Choice or an Error?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, uncategorized, World News

This question, whether one can place prepositions at the end of sentence, has ruffled grammarians for the past century, pitting modernists against traditionalists. It is highly loaded question, one that affects other hazy aspects of grammar. To discover the answer and the reason why many scholars argue...

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, World News

The ESRB was founded on September 16, 1994 in response to the controversy of games such as Night Trap and Mortal Kombat. It is classified as an American self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games. Recently, the ESRB has found itself in the line of fire for...

Extinction: The Story of the Northern White Rhino

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions, uncategorized, World News

With the death of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, an entire species is destined to evaporate from the earth. 45 years old, he had long suffered from age-related health problems, and veterinarians at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy made the difficult choice of euthanizing him to remedy his pain....

America’s Response to the Puerto Rico Hurricane

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under uncategorized, World News

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category four storm. In its wake, ninety-seven percent of the island lost electricity, buildings were completely destroyed and food, clean water and even everyday materials were unavailable to the island’s many residents. Hospitals ran...

A Closer Look at The Recent Caribbean Hurricanes

A Closer Look at The Recent Caribbean Hurricanes

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, World News

By the time Hurricane Irma made its much anticipated landfall on the coast of Florida, it was a weak category 3 hurricane. By the time it reached the city of Tampa Bay it was a category one, a shadow of its former self. Rewind one week and Irma is a category five with winds double most of what hit Florida,...

Modern Missile Technology: How It Works

Modern  Missile  Technology:  How  It  Works

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under uncategorized, World News

Since  the  beginning  of  the  post-WWII  era,  the  armed  forces  of  the  world  have  been  using  missiles  to  project  payloads  onto  targets  of  every  description,  with  the  technology  involved  becoming  more  and  more  sophisticated.  Nowadays,  we...

Video Games and Violence: is there a connection?

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions, World News

Humans are wondrous creatures, capable of building cities and establishing countries. However, humans are also capable of horrendous things, like murder and torture of others. We don't understand what causes violence in humans, but we've tried to tie certain things to the idea that they aid in causing...

Will James Bond Return Better Than Ever?

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under World News

Over a year ago, in late 2015, the latest movie of the iconic James Bond 007 franchise came out: SPECTRE. However, this movie, only the tip of an iceberg of a very cool series, which has far too many unique, awesome thrillers to give a few that will do justice to the many. Each film brings us on an unbelievable...

Saab: Fighter Jets and Family Sedans

Saab:  Fighter  Jets  and  Family  Sedans

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

January 21, 2017


Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

       In  1938,  Sweden,  threatened  by  Nazi  Germany  preparing  to  begin  the  largest  war  the  world  has  ever  seen,  founded  Svenska  Aeroplan AB,  now  more  commonly  known  as  Saab,  to  equip  the  Swedish  air force  with  combat  capable  w...

Polish Stealth Tank: A Hidden Menace

Polish  Stealth  Tank:  A  Hidden  Menace

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

January 18, 2017


Filed under World News

       In  1916,  the  first  British  tanks  went  into  action  on  the  battlefields  of  the  first  world  war,  crushing  barbed  wire  and  crossing  trenches  and  extensive  shell  craters,  lumbering,  unstoppable  armored  behemoths.  23  years  later,...

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