Category: STEM

Understanding the complexities of Neurodiversity

By KENDRA BURDICK Neurodiversity refers to an alteration in the human brain regarding amiability, education, attention, mood and other mental functions. It presents a perspective that brain dissimilarity is special and shows downfalls and salvations. The term “neurodiverse” originated as a more compendious way to describe autism. Presently, […]

Opinion: Drink water

By ALISON BRADSHAW and ELLA FITZPATRICK Most people would rather reach for a soda or fruit juice than a glass of water; nevertheless, water is something that we need in our lives. According to healthyfutures.nea.org and elementalbottles.com, drinking water and fluids have many beneficial values, such as preventing […]

New California law restricts sound measure

By RICHARD BUNNER California State Legislature passed bill AB 1824, on Jan. 1, which included laws regarding veterans’ affairs, compensation for victims of serious crimes, noise restrictions and penalties relating to modified exhausts on automobiles. SEMA, an organization based around modified cars, reported that before this bill was […]

The scientific processes behind anxiety disorders

By MELANIE URIBE There are six major anxiety disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Panic Disorder. Each disorder is separated into smaller subsections and affect every individual in different magnitudes. The most common factor each of these disorders share is panic […]

New gear for Apple fans

By RICHARD BUNNER Breaking the electronics news for September 2018 were the releases of the newest iPhones. Gone are the days of the home button for apple because each newly released phone has an all screen design with the signature notch. The most notable release is the iPhone […]

Are cheetahs on the brink of extinction?

By BRANDON SAGLAM Recently, on December 11, 2017, researchers affiliated with National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative released a study in the journal PeerJ that provided data on cheetah populations which is beginning to worry scientists. The paper provided two estimates of the probable population of cheetahs within regions […]

23andme compromises information of customers

The 23andme privacy policy reads:  “We may share anonymized and aggregate information with third-parties; anonymized and aggregate information is any information that has been stripped of your name and contact information and aggregated with information of others or anonymized so that you cannot reasonably be identified as an […]

OpenWorm digitizes worm brain

By WILLIE MALVEAUX OpenWorm is a project dedicated to making the world’s first virtual organism. Recently, the collective has successfully digitized a worm brain and transferred the brain into a small Lego robot capable of moving in a real environment. To elaborate, the Caenorhabditis elegans is a roundworm […]

The pros and cons for nuclear power

By WILLIE MALVEAUX In 1946, the United States government created the Atomic Energy Commission, or the AEC for short. This jump started the beginning of nuclear power for peaceful implementations, and as a result of this, in Dec. 1951, the first electricity from nuclear power was created. After […]