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May 8, 2020

Illustration of COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

After weeks of sheltering in place, many people are unemployed and beginning to want “liberation” from the lockdown, fearing for their socioeconomic stability. Some countries in North America and western Europe are plannin...

April 10, 2020

From looking at trending google searches, we can see the number one topic on everyone’s minds right now: COVID-19. This disease has ravaged the world, turning every person’s life upside down. We give many thanks to doctors who are risking their lives every day to stop this disease. I live with two d...

April 10, 2020

The Cashin advisory tests out their blindfolds. Photo by member of the Athens Timberwolves.

“Ready, set, ball,” Upper School French teacher Jami Cashin calls out as she pitches the beeping ball to her advisee Steven Holder. Holder sits at home plate, blindfolded, waiting to hear the ball so he k...

April 10, 2020

While significant confusion and misunderstanding surround the coronavirus, certain facts are clear. Here, Dr. Jonathan Murrow, associate dean of the University of Georgia Medical School, answers common questions regarding the coronavirus.

At right: Dr. Jonathan Murrow. Photo from Piedmont Health Care...

February 22, 2020

A supercomputer designs xenobots (top row) to perform certain functions, and living xenobots (bottom row) are created on the basis of these designs. Photo is a still from the video “UVM and Tufts Team Builds First Living Robots” made by the University of Vermont.

Recently, scientists at the Universit...

The fifth/sixth grade Sparbots team works on their robot. Photo by Mike Callinan.

The fifth/sixth grade Sparbots team just wrapped up a successful season! They were one of four Sparbot teams to compete in the First LEGO League Regional Tournament where they had to fix a problem using technology.

Their...

February 22, 2020

At left: advertisement by Greenpeace Canada. 

In the summer of 2017, I watched a video from Buzzfeed that had recently gone viral. The video was of a sea turtle that had mistakenly eaten a straw, and it had to be pulled out of its nose. I was traumatized. I couldn’t even watch the video because it wa...

December 10, 2019

Trikafta is a new drug on the market that is a life-changer for many cystic fibrosis patients. According to the Genetics Home Reference, a consumer health website from the National Library of Medicine, cystic fibrosis is a devastating chronic disease that is caused by a mutation in the cystic fibros...

November 8, 2019

Imagine walking around with an oxygen tank necessary for your survival, but every vial of oxygen costs $340. For many people with chronic diseases, the medicines and therapies that help them live longer pose threats to them financially, and they must often choose their health over their financial se...

October 12, 2019

Mmm...fries! Photo from Wikipedia Commons, originally posted to Flickr by Ebru.

Junk food is a staple of modern childhood. Though foods like chips, soda, cookies, and ice cream are bad for your health when eaten in excess, creating obesity and heart problems among other things, a little doesn’t hurt....

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