Published February 10th, 2021
Kamala Harris: Defying History
Kamala Harris is probably best known for being the Senator of California. However, now that she and Joe Biden are the official winners of the election that took place in November of 2020, she will make history as the first Black, Indian, and women Vice president of the United States.
The Threats of Deforestation
Forests cover around 31% of the land we live in. The Earth is home to hundreds of species of animals, purifies the air, and provides reservoirs for water. It also acts as a sink for carbon dioxide which would otherwise end up in the atmosphere, and is the site for a lot of recreational activities we partake in. However, these forests are slowly disappearing, and in its place are industrial factories, buildings, and residential houses.
2020 was undoubtedly an unusual year, throwing its own set of twists and turns. Amid a pandemic, civil rights movements, and a presidential election, humanity still managed to explore the world we live in – or rather, what lies beyond. Despite the raging pandemic, the aerospace community managed to further space exploration, and establish our knowledge of the vast universe we live in.
Ringing In A Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival in China and East Asia, is a traditional holiday that people in Asia celebrate at the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar (a day normally falls between late January and early February on the solar calendar).
Global warming and climate change are often confused. There is a huge dichotomy between global warming and climate change. Global warming generally refers to human-induced warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, while climate change can apply to both inorganic and organic changes. To slow down climate change, we must first slow down global warming, which is caused by humans.
COVID And Mental Health
Li Yen Ho
Tackling mental health has already been an uphill battle for decades. Adding on cases of seasonal affective disorder, most prominent in the winter, can make a person feel dark and gloomy, even in what would be considered a normal year. In general, young adults aged 18-25 are most susceptible to mental illness, though specifics depend on a person’s environment, family history, and cannot be blindly generalized.
Review: Drain The Oceans
The TV show by National Geographic, Drain the Oceans is a series of 45-minute episodes on various topics ranging from the incident that wiped out dinosaurs, to battleships from World Wars I and II to aircraft that crashed in the ocean. The TV show features sonar scanning of the seafloor and using the data to create 3D images and to look at shipwrecks under the waves in places where humans can’t dive safely.
Leigh’s Mock Trial Team
Have you ever wondered what happens in a courtroom trial? Mock Trial is a club that simulates a court in session where students are given a criminal case and asked to argue their assigned position in front of a judge against another school. Members of mock trial meet with attorney coaches, and are responsible for committing their time to attend practices, practice competitions, as well as the final competition.
Microrganisms: A Hidden World Of Wonders
One of the most important natural resources is water. It acts as a source of hydration for all living things and it can serve as a habitat for many. Oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, and many other bodies of water are some examples. However, what microscopic life lives in the water? Are there miniature beasts that inspired tales of sea monsters? Or is it all just a fantasy?
COVID Vaccine Distribution
While vaccine production was a feat in itself, mass distribution is a long anticipated procedure that we have now been faced with. Although vaccines typically take years to produce, the two main distributors, Moderna and Pfizer, produced the vaccine in a few months. With no hard plan, though, the general public may not be able to receive doses until summer or fall of 2021.
Recipe: Pork And Cabbage Dumplings
One of the most popular traditional foods that people eat on Lunar New Year is dumplings. There are many different ways to make them. Each has its own unique characteristic and flavor that can fit anyone for this traditional holiday.