Category: Current Events

What is the College Football Alliance?

On August 24, 2021, three men who represent three of the four biggest college sporting conferences came together and announced that they are forming an alliance. Those men were Jim Phillips from the ACC, George Kliavkoff from the PAC-12, and Kevin Warren from the BIG 10. They were there to announce a “historic” alliance between

How Pete Pranica became the voice of the Memphis Grizzlies

Pete Pranica spent his high school spinning records and calling basketball and football games on his high school’s ten-watt radio station and today he is courtside with Brevin Knight calling games for the Memphis Grizzlies. I was fortunate enough to get to interview him about his story.  Pete Pranica started his announcing career at Premontre

The Fat Electron

The muon, or as it is sometimes referred to, “the fat electron” is one of the most boring and predictable particles in our universe. It acts somewhat like a magnet, in that it has two poles and it has a field around it. The standard model is the current way that scientists understand our universe

WHY DO WE PROCRASTINATE?

We all know that feeling when we push off an assignment until the last minute, whether it be because we work better under pressure or we constantly choose other things that will offer us immediate satisfaction rather than the satisfaction of completing an assignment. We convince ourselves that we will have time tomorrow or we

The Capitol Attack of April 1

On April 1, a blue car slammed into two police officers protecting the Capitol, killing one and injuring the other. Though this may seem like a cruel April Fools prank, unfortunately, it is all too real, and it displays the major security flaws of our Capitol and other government buildings. Security has been relaxed since the January 6 insurrection, and life there has stopped being governed by the fear of another attack.

Vaccines in Children under 16

There has been a lot of hype over the vaccination campaign in America. So far, we have vaccinated a third of our population over sixteen years, with many more to follow. Joe Biden began his presidency by promising 100 million shots given in 100 days. He achieved this goal only 58 days after taking office.

Stop Asian Hate

Rallies were organized in hundreds of cities throughout the country. A spate of politically charged attacks against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders sparked a call for an end to anti-Asian aggression on Saturday. The protests are the latest to occur in the aftermath of last week’s deadly shootings at three Atlanta-area spas, which killed

Stimulus Bill Breakdown

On Saturday Morning the most recent stimulus bill in Congress has just passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-212. This was a relatively tight vote winning by only 7 votes, but it is expected to get even tighter in the senate.

The Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year, Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, also called Spring Festival, festivals typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begin with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and end on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later. The lunar calendar is based on

NASA’s Perseverance Rover

On Thursday, the 18th of March, at 2:55 PM Central, NASA successfully landed the fifth ever rover on Mars. Its name is Perseverance. The rover was launched last July, and has since traveled around 300 million miles, and just last Thursday, it successfully landed, sending this photo to Earth just a few minutes later.  The

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