What Salman Rushdie Can Teach Us About Modern Free Speech

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” In his fourth novel that struck the world as controversial yet insightful, The Satanic Verses, Indian-born British-American novelist Salman Rushdie emphasizes the importance of expressing your true beliefs regardless of potential public backlash. In fact, the significance of your first amendment right to freedom of … Continue reading What Salman Rushdie Can Teach Us About Modern Free Speech

A Newly Discovered Tatooine-Like Planet

Recently, astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting in a binary star system, meaning that within this system, there are two suns, similar to Tatooine in Star Wars. We’ve discovered more than 5,000 extrasolar planets, or planets that are 30 light years away from Earth, which is relatively close astronomically. However, out of the 5,000 planets, only 4% (or 200) planets are within a binary star … Continue reading A Newly Discovered Tatooine-Like Planet

What Pakistan’s Floods Can Tell Us About The Future of Our World

As of September 7, one-third of the region of Pakistan is underwater due to a massive flash-flooding period that has lasted since mid-June of 2022. These events followed what Nature has called “an intense heatwave and a long monsoon that has dumped a record amount of rain.” The floods have left 1,343 dead and 22 million affected; hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis were displaced from … Continue reading What Pakistan’s Floods Can Tell Us About The Future of Our World

The U.S Military and The Metaverse: An Unexpected Pair

The metaverse. We’ve heard of it, seen it talked about on TV. Heck, maybe we’ve even experienced it, but the fact is that it’s a very loose term. What is the metaverse, and what’s the military doing with it? For starters, the metaverse is “characterized by persistent virtual worlds that continue to exist even when you’re not playing,” according to a Wired article titled “What … Continue reading The U.S Military and The Metaverse: An Unexpected Pair

Pfizer Covid-19 booster for ages 5-11 approved

Thankfully, Coronavirus has been steadily declining over the last few months, but children from 5-11 were yet to be boosted. This resulted in less protection for the children of the world. Although Coronavirus is less common in kids, omicron seemed to affect more children than adults. This is believed to have happened because of the high infection rate. On May 17 the Federal Department of … Continue reading Pfizer Covid-19 booster for ages 5-11 approved

An Update on Ukraine

It has been nearly 2 months since we last covered the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, and much has happened. To recap, Vladimir Putin’s original intention when the invasion began on February 24th was to stop Ukraine from joining NATO. He stated that Russia’s primary goal is to “demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine”. This has been criticized by many, including the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, saying “It’s … Continue reading An Update on Ukraine

Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion Places Roe V. Wade Under Threat

A few days ago, a Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked about possibly overturning the Roe v. Wade decision which was made in 1973. Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court decision which established the right to abortion as a constitutional right. That decision nullified the states’ ability to ban abortions. As soon as the decision was made, it was fought. Hence, it’s not very … Continue reading Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion Places Roe V. Wade Under Threat

City High Ranked #1 School in Michigan

U.S. News & World Report ranked City High Middle School as the #1 highschool in the state of Michigan and #18 in the nation. As the first school in the area to provide the rigorous International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programme, City has not only consistently been ranked as one of the top high schools in America, but has also been recognized as a … Continue reading City High Ranked #1 School in Michigan

The Technoking Buys Twitter

Starting on January 31st, Elon Musk, the self-described “Technoking of Tesla,” began buying stock in Twitter. By April 4th, Musk announced he had acquired 9.1% of Twitter’s overall stock profile, making him its biggest shareholder. Finally, on April 25th, Musk launched a 44 billion dollar deal with Twitter to own all stocks within it. As the richest man on Earth, this is not an incredible … Continue reading The Technoking Buys Twitter