The Premonition of the Extradition

Angelina Xu ‘21

January 19, 2019

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On December 1st, Canadian officials detained Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of a top Chinese tech company named Huawei, at the Vancouver International Airport at the request of US authorities [1].  Americans accused Meng of violating sanct...

Insect Armageddon

Patrick Feng ‘20

January 19, 2019

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Among the vast variety of species in danger of extinction today, perhaps it may seem silly to be most concerned about insects. They are the kings of resilience. A single ghost moth can give birth to thousands of children in one...

Vive le Gilet!

Ryan Zhang ‘20

January 19, 2019

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A few weeks ago, thousands of people donned their gilets jaunes (yellow vests worn commonly by construction workers) and marched through the streets of France. But this was not the newest fashion statement in the country of “chic...

Midterm Elections: An Epic Earthquake

Patrick Feng ‘20

December 8, 2018

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Every four years, the people must re-elect their entire House of Representatives and one-third of their Senate. The midterms allow the people to change government policy halfway through the term of the election so that the pre...

Is America’s “Meritocracy” Truly Meritorious?

Angelina Xu ’21

December 8, 2018

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “merit” as the qualities or actions that constitute the basis of one’s rewards [1].  Immigrants come to America with the prospect of the American Dream, in which all are given equal op...

Homelessness in the USA

Carys Law ‘21

April 9, 2018

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Walking around the tranquil suburbs of Basking Ridge, you might not see people living on the streets, but outside of the idyllic town that we live in, thousands of people do not have a place to call home.  While we are conte...

Breaking the Fast

Angelina Xu ’21

April 9, 2018

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Your mother probably has scolded you before for skipping breakfast, as it is the “most important meal of the day,” and she’s right!  The origin of the word breakfast comes from “breaking” the overnight “fast” by sup...

American Gymnasts Speak Out Against Abuse

Jaclyn Narleski ‘20

February 27, 2018

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With the start of 2018, the movement against sexual misconduct continues to grow and spread in the public eye.  A glaring example of individuals taking the brave step forward and speaking out for this movement would be former a...

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