Why You Should March for Science This Month

By VANSHIKA CHOWDHARY April 6th, 2018 “We need to make sure that science is not silenced – it is the driving force of human progress and innovation.” On April 22nd, 2017 (Earth Day), thousands of scientists and science advocates around…

Straws: An Environmental Hazard

By Huda Ayaz March 8th, 2018 “According to NPS, Americans use 500 MILLION straws every day–and that’s just in America.” “I’d like a cheeseburger and french fries. Oh, and can I get Coke with that?” Upon receiving your order, grabbing a random seat, eating…

Trying to Be White: A Social Epidemic

By ITTECA KHAN January 8, 2018 “The skin lightening business garners a monstrous TEN billion dollars a year by exploiting not only personal insecurities but also the global after effects of colonialism and white supremacy.” “With her curly black hair…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How Sustainable are Thy Branches?

By STEPHANIE MOY January 1, 2018 “However, with 78% of American households displaying Christmas trees each year, prohibiting the tradition is not realistic. Instead, environmentalists should focus on the carbon footprint of each tree, the number of years it will…

Is Killing Animals Equivalent to Manslaughter?

By SHANK WANG December 14, 2017 “This is precisely why I find many of PETA’s (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) antics completely devoid of sense. A good proportion of them believe in equal rights between animals and humans. While…

Beyond The Catastrophe: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Mental Health

By Aleeza Chaudhry October 11th, 2017 “But with such catastrophes come a lasting impact on mental health that may take much longer to diminish – post-trauma/disaster stress.“ In light of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the recent monsoon floods in…

Take a Look at The Rare Natural Phenomena That Occur on Earth

By SAJID AHMED October 7, 2017 “Here are some natural phenomena that occur on earth, which will leave you stunned.” Oh Earth you, such a beauty you’re. Your sumptuousness is utterly elusive. Your mesmerizing ways to keep us amused in…

Nothing We Eat is Natural!

By PAK L. HUIDE August 27, 2017 “We exist because of the food we eat, but the food we eat exists because of us.” Almost nothing we eat today exists in nature.   Take this carrot for example. Yes, this…

Genghis Khan: The Most Eco-Friendly Invader?

By ARJUN SATHEESH MENON August 17, 2017 “Based on the knowledge we have gained from the past, we are now in a position to make land-use decisions that will diminish our impact on climate and the carbon cycle,” Genghis Khan…

Is Genetically Modified Food Really “Bad” for You?

By KRYSIA OLSZEWSKA August 1, 2017 “Today, roughly 75-80% of foods are genetically modified in the United States. Which begs the question: is that as bad as many people say it is?” What did you eat today? We predict at…

No Need To Worry About Paris Agreement Withdrawal

By AMINA RANA June 8, 2017 “For the US, as an instrumental partner in such deals would mean that our sudden backing out would take years to undo. “ We’ve heard the ruckus by now, the US has officially backed…

Are Protests Actually Useful?

By JENNIFER HU May 10, 2017 “There is nothing more eloquent to a member of Congress than the voice of their constituent.” A march is a prayer to the world. Sometimes it is heard, and answered. The public is swayed…

Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel

“Climate change is real, case closed. But there’s still a lot we don’t understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it down. One still-unknown factor: How might clouds play a part? There’s…

There’s No Planet B: Why Millennials Should Stand by Standing Rock

By SHREYA CHOWDHARY December 13, 2016 ” DAPL is special for its location and the people who might be affected by it. It crosses the Missouri River, less than one mile upstream from the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux…