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Favorite Childhood Shows

By Cindy Guo It’s the start of summer, which means it’s the perfect time to watch the shows you’ve missed OR rewatch some of your favorite shows. I’m starting off my summer by binge re-watching my favorite childhood shows! On a scale …

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NBA Championships

By Derek Dong   The Cleveland Cavaliers had a good shot at stealing away Game 1 of the 2017-2018 NBA Championships from the Warriors at Oracle Arena last Thursday, but fell short after a crucial blunder by shooting guard J.R. Smith. After …

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Bluefin Tuna: Popularity May Lead to its Demise

By Megan Tjandrasuwita   Northern bluefin tuna (hon-maguro, or simply maguro in Japanese) mainly consists of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and the Pacific Bluefin Tuna species. They are popular menu items in sushi restaurants in Japan, as well as around the world. …

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Zapped

By Ajay Krishnan   If you’re reading this, you’re probably doing it through an electronic device; most likely through a cell phone. 6 billion people around the world have cell-phones. That’s more than the number of people who have toilets! We live …

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The Impact of Facial Recognition Technology

By Megan Tjandrasuwita   Those who are familiar with the iPhone X would know that it comes with a facial recognition technology called Face ID, which is a biometric authentication system that replaces the fingerprint based Touch ID. The use of 3D …

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K-Pop Popularity

By Megan Tjandrasuwita Emerging in the early 90s, Korean pop music, also known as K-pop, has been rapidly gaining popularity through Asia and other parts of the world. It has become an international phenomenon and increasingly finding a growing international audience in …

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Upcoming Star Wars Movies

By Megan Tjandrasuwita It is no secret that George Lucas envisioned 9 episodes of the epic Star Wars saga. The franchise started with the second (original) trilogy in 1977 when Episode IV: Star Wars (later retitled as Episode IV: A New Hope) …

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Eternal Solitude

By Ajay Krishnan “So, how many siblings do you have?” “One……and only.” When people ask me how many siblings I have, I have to respond with an awkward “I’m an only child”. This is quite a strange phenomenon, coming from an Indian …

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A Desert … in Japan?

By Megan Tjandrasuwita Most tourists visiting Japan are probably familiar with the hectic metropolis cities such as Tokyo and Osaka or the traditional old imperial city such as Kyoto or the beautiful landscape such as Mount Fuji. About 73% of Japan is …

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Book Review: Outliers

By Megan Tjandrasuwita Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell takes a closer look at the “outliers” of society, whether it be similarities of the best hockey players, how the Beatles rose to success, or how being Jewish at a time when Jews were discriminated …

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