What Is Starlink?

By Timothy Nguyen '23 Do you know how the internet, your very “lifeline” in the modern age, is provided to you? Personally, I believe it is a process that is heavily underappreciated, and with Starlink, a possibly revolutionary project, it may become even more complex.  SpaceX, a renowned spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk, is … Continue reading What Is Starlink?

Sea Levels Rising: Causes and Consequences

Ramon Reid '23 One major global problem that we are combating right now is the effects of climate change and how it is currently contributing to a rapid rise in sea levels. Sea levels have risen about 8-9 inches since 1880, according to http://www.climate.gov. This can pose an existential problem in the future considering the … Continue reading Sea Levels Rising: Causes and Consequences

The Origins of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Nicholas Maspons ‘22 The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has existed for years. Tensions have risen more than ever with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. This issue is being covered by practically every media outlet and is certainly the most spoken of conflict today. Although new reports are being released about this continuing situation … Continue reading The Origins of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

New York’s New Congressional Maps: Are They Fair?

Michael Vidal '22 Will They Have A Major Impact For Better or Worse For The Next Ten Years? On February 3, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the map of New York’s new congressional districts for the next ten years. Due to slower population growth, New York will now have twenty-six representatives in the House of … Continue reading New York’s New Congressional Maps: Are They Fair?

Illinois and Texas: The Contrast of Big State Gerrymanders

Michael Vidal '22 The redistricting cycle is halfway done! Redistricting is a process that redraws congressional lines for the House of Representatives after the new census data is released. These maps may be drawn by independent commissions, split state legislatures, or through state legislatures with Democratic or Republican trifectas. The latter was true in the … Continue reading Illinois and Texas: The Contrast of Big State Gerrymanders