Is This the End of the Democratic Internet?

By: Jacob Fisher   Trump’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) just got rid of net neutrality. The Internet will no longer be a democracy. What does this mean, and why should you care? To answer this question, I interviewed Jeremy Gillula, a senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization that defends …

DACA – The Nightmare for Dreamers

By: Rye Spooner On September 5th, President Trump made a decision that put the future of 800,000 young undocumented immigrants up in the air. DACA, or the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, is a program that was made to protect and help young undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to obtain work permits. With …

Can We Slow Down a Hurricane?

By Jacob Fisher Hurricane Harvey has dropped 27 trillion gallons of water over Texas and Louisiana in six days, costing up to 75 billion dollars in losses. Hurricane Irma has cost the US an estimated 70 billion dollars in losses. Hurricanes are terrifying experiences to live through, so it is unsurprising that scientists are coming up …

The Controversy over School Vouchers

By Ella Rook The new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos is an advocate for school choice using voucher programs, a controversial way of providing families with schooling options other than their local public high school. With vouchers, families would be given tax credits – essentially coupons – to put towards a school of their choice. …

Cool Product Alert: Ohoo! Edible Waterbottle

By Amy Natarajan You have slurped, chugged, and sipped water, but have you ever tried eating it? Well, now it is time to think outside of the bottle. Those are the words of wisdom from a London-based innovative start-up called Skipping Rocks Lab, a group of researchers and business developers whose aim is to make …

Rockin’ the Birks

By Samantha Rhodes Birkenstocks. Jesus sandals. Hippie shoes. These are just a few of the names these classic shoes are called. It can’t be denied that recently you’ve been seeing more of these sandals. They project a laid-back narrative on their owners. The sandals have become emblems of liberal do-gooderness, and the company doesn’t even …

Vinyl Collecting: Making a Comeback

By Fiona Cheung Vinyl seems to have been making a comeback amongst teens lately, with sales rising drastically over that past few years. Vinyl sales increased by 53% in 2015, the highest since 1991. Old bulky turntables with scratchy sounds and vinyls with relatively short shelf lives have piqued the interests of young people, and …