The origin of an idea – what a surreal concept. When asked about the genesis of a thought, most of us default to the answer, “Well, it just popped into my head”. But frankly, this is an unacceptable answer, from many dimensions. On one side, it is insufficient in detail, lacking clarity, explanation, and logical reasoning. But it also simply doesn’t make sense. I mean, … Continue reading How COVID Changed the Way We Dream
The Winter Olympics will begin on February 4th in Beijing, China. This is Beijing’s first time hosting the winter games. Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, making it the first city to host both events. Usually, millions of people attend the Olympics, but with the special circumstances, guests will be very limited. Beijing has already laid out many elaborate precautions during the pandemic, but … Continue reading A Pandemic Winter Olympics
Over the past couple weeks, the location and date of the Super Bowl were brought into question due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles county, home of SoFi Stadium, where Super Bowl LVI was initially planned to take place. Even though Los Angeles County continues to record a 7-day average of 38,000 new daily cases, the Super Bowl will go ahead and … Continue reading Super Bowl Hosted at Sofi Stadium Despite Rising COVID-19 Cases
Just a few days ago, as I was scrolling through my social media feed ranting about how fake news has been spread so easily, arguably more transmissible than COVID-19 itself, I stumbled upon an article that took me one step further than rage: hysterical laughing. The bolded text read ‘New Fried Chicken Recipe Cures Omicron Variant of Coronavirus.’ And any human will have any one … Continue reading All Fear the New Leader: The Dangers of the Omicron Variant
As expected, the holiday season did in fact cause a surge in COVID-19 cases. With family and friends gathering together to celebrate, many people became ill and exposed others. With the new Omicron variant, COVID-19 cases are even higher than anyone would have imagined a few months ago. It is important to wear your mask, get vaccinated, and keep your distance from those not in … Continue reading COVID-19 Cases on the Rise
After the tragic events that took place on November 30, 2021, at Oxford High School, schools have been more cautious and candid about safety. Many students, especially in Michigan, have been overtaken by overwhelming feelings and fear. Over 70 schools in Michigan have closed due to threats, and now that schools are reopening, children and teenagers are more anxious and on-edge. Many suggest that parents … Continue reading Mental Health After Oxford
Last month, on February 25, the United States officially reached 50 million coronavirus vaccinations, half of President Biden’s target goal of 100 million vaccinated in his first 100 days in office. This achievement occurred only 37 days into his presidency, and the administration appears well on track to reaching its goal. For the Biden administration, the good news does not end there. Over the weekend, … Continue reading Understanding the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The COVID-19 virus has claimed the lives of over 2 million people worldwide, kept countries in lockdown for months, and ravaged the economies of global superpowers. Our world has held its breath, waiting for the news of a potential vaccine. And finally, the time has come for this vaccine to be distributed to the world. As factories work at maximum capacity to produce more doses, … Continue reading How Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work?
Over the past few weeks the news has been full of reports about contact tracing, a medical technique intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. This new technique, coupled with new technology, promises to stop the outbreak and maybe even get us out of lockdown sooner. Despite all of its benefits, contact tracing also opens the door for authoritarian tracking straight out of Orwell. What … Continue reading What is Contact Tracing?