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Minority in the STEM field.

Groundbreaking Minorities

All Throughout History, Minorities have Broken Stereotypes to Break Down Doors in the STEM Fields.
Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff writer February 24, 2021

In the past, people of color have been underrepresented, especially in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. However, the following individuals have broken down the barriers...

The consequences of online communities can be far-reaching— and potentially devastating. Photo by dole777 on Unsplash.

How are virtual communities affecting our society and those around us?

From the economy to politics, social media platforms have enabled widespread mobilization— for better and worse.
Daniel Yu, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

Just weeks after ex-President Trump rallied an insurrection against Congress through Twitter, a community of Reddit users have taken the fight against authority to Wall Street— using the stock market...

A white Tesla sedan parked on the road.

Tesla Revamps Old Models

Tesla announced two new models of their popular Model X and S cars. They now come with newer technology and a slightly updated design.
Alex Garcia, Local/World News Editor February 8, 2021

On January 27, Tesla announced that it would be revamping its Model S and Model X cars. These two vehicles will make up half of the Tesla model lineup, as well as the new technology and greater speed and...

As humanity continues into the future, electric cars are replacing gas cars, which is taking the markets by storm. 
Photo from Chuttersnap, from UnSplash.com

Electric Cars: Is the Future Here?

The Rise of Electric Cars is Taking the Markets by Storm
Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff Reporter January 4, 2021

From mailing to emails or books to ebooks, the future is taking the world by storm as everything around us becomes more automated, responsive, and safer. Cars are no exception, as the rise of the electric...

Above, the timeline shows the success of Phase 3, and what the next step is for the BNT126b2 vaccine. Graphic made by Zenobia Ahsanuddin.

Is the End Near?

A Status Update on Vaccines for the Covid-19 Virus
Zenobia Ahsanuddin , Staff Reporter December 1, 2020

What was once supposed to be a short and temporary lockdown has now stretched on for eight long months. When will it all end? Recently, the news has announced that a vaccine is almost ready to be dispensed....

Leaves start off with green hues from a molecule called chlorophyll, then gradually change to warmer colors along with the decreasing amount of sunlight.

Changing Leaves for the Changing Times

Why do leaves change color during the colder months?
Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff Reporter November 15, 2020

The changing seasons not only bring differing temperatures but also changing leaves. During the autumn season, the leaves change from a greenish color to colors of red, orange, yellow, and tan, and then...

Each snowflake is made up of different features because the water freezes in different structures, making no two flakes alike. Photo taken by Marc Newberry from Unsplash.

How does it snow?

The Process of how Water in the Sky becomes Mountains on the Ground
Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff Reporter November 7, 2020

When snowflakes begin to decorate our windows, it is a sign that winter is ahead. Like people, no two snowflakes are alike. Each has a different design, completely unique from the rest. How is that possible?...

Electron micrograph picture shows SARS- Cov-2 (in yellow-orange), grown in a controlled lab environment. Photo taken by the NIAID Media Team.

Flu vs. Covid Season

What are the differences between Coronavirus and Influenza?
Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff Reporter October 30, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into autumn, it may overlap with the flu: another type of respiratory virus. Although each of the viruses are bad on its own, when combined, they raise major health concerns...

The role of technology has become even greater now that COVID-19 has shut down all in-person events.

The Role of Technology in Presidential Elections

Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

Throughout the previous years, technology has affected the presidential election by spreading awareness and campaigning. However, this year, when six feet of space is required between people, everything...

This child is receiving polio drops by organizations that are on a mission to eradicate polio for good.

World Polio Day: The Virus of the Semi-Past

Abeeha Zaidi, Managing Editor & Layout October 25, 2020

A six-year-old has a muscle disorder caused by damaged neurons in her body. Her central nervous system handles the brain and spinal cord, and these neurons extend and provide tone and responsive ability...

Since some families believe schools are not safe during this time, many have opted to attend school virtually rather than the hybrid plan many schools have adopted.

Is Going Back to School Safe?

An update on CDC, New Jersey, and Kinnelon School District guidelines as school's opening is just days away.
Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff Reporter August 30, 2020

As the leaves are starting to change color, and more stores are having sales, it can only mean one thing: school is starting soon. In the past, school starting again was frightening for students and a...

Above, Julia Hackney demonstrates how to properly wear a mask, and exemplifies a fun at-home craft.

Why Does Everyone Look Like a Robber?

The role and importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic.
Zenobia Ahsanuddin, Staff Reporter July 22, 2020

Have you ever been out, and suddenly ran into a colleague or fellow student? You were probably able to easily recognize them by their familiar face and voice. Yet, these days, no one can recognize another...

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