When the Drip Can’t be Stopped

“Drip on?” “Acknowledge.”  https://www.denofgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Chris-Hemsworth-in-Spiderhead-Review.jpeg?fit=1200%2C667 The infamous lines from “Escaping the Spiderhead,” a New Yorker short story written by George Saunders, adapted into a Netflix film, portrays the story of scientific research usurped when a test subject reveals its deception. The plot surrounds scientific research by Dr Steve Abnesti who seeks to perfect altering chemicals that … Continue reading When the Drip Can’t be Stopped

Organization Profile: Nashville Dolphins

Across the country this month, the culmination of many high school senior years will serve as a testament to what every parent wants for their child. After four years of embarking into unknown social and academic territory, their child will graduate not only with a diploma, but with memories of their experiences outside the classroom … Continue reading Organization Profile: Nashville Dolphins

Organization Profile: Autism Tennessee

“He’s artistic?”  “No, he’s Autistic!” Today, if I asked a room of people if they knew what autism is, I am confident that a majority of them would say “yes.” However, if I were to ask this very question forty years ago, I am certain the answer would not be nearly as resounding. In fact, … Continue reading Organization Profile: Autism Tennessee

Organization Profiles: Compost Nashville, Nashville Food Project, and Urban Green Lab

There is a misconception about food waste and hunger in the United States. Though nearly 12% of Americans experience food insecurity, the root of this issue is not that there is a shortage of food, but that there is an abundance of food that is not well-distributed and instead goes to landfills (“Hunger & Poverty … Continue reading Organization Profiles: Compost Nashville, Nashville Food Project, and Urban Green Lab

Organization Profile: Project C.U.R.E. (Nashville)

Across the world, access to medical equipment is a problem with implications ranging from the individual to institutional level. In under-resourced areas, doctors and nurses are unable to properly perform their jobs due to a shortage of medical supplies, with the result being an abundance of preventable and early deaths, as well as decreased health … Continue reading Organization Profile: Project C.U.R.E. (Nashville)

Organization Profile: Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)

It seems that every day now, we receive live updates regarding the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. The global community is abuzz with discussions about sanctions, reactions to heart-wrenching photos of suffering Ukrainians, and talks of a new refugee crisis in Europe. However, refugee crises are nothing new, with recent wars in the Middle … Continue reading Organization Profile: Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)

Freedom of Tweets: Elon Musk’s $43 billion “best and final” offer

Freedom of speech is a concept whose importance needs no explanation. In the modern age of social media, networking platforms have emerged which give US citizens the opportunity to broadcast their voices in varying modalities. Whether it be text, video, images, or audio, the rapidly expanding online world constantly introduces novel platforms that require policy … Continue reading Freedom of Tweets: Elon Musk’s $43 billion “best and final” offer

The Unsung Hero of Science

In my journey as a scientist, I recently started questioning myself. How necessary is animal sacrifice in order for us to conduct research? The conflict arises because I know the benefits of using mice for research, but at the same time, I understand the ethical dilemma. What difference is there between millions of bred mice … Continue reading The Unsung Hero of Science

When Does This End? Obesity and Corporate Food Culture in America

Isaac Martinez as featured on My 600-Lb Life I used to watch My 600-Lb Life as a kid. I don’t know why. Even 10-year-old me recognized that the show was extremely depressing. But, for whatever reason, whenever it showed up on TLC and I had nothing else to do, I stopped and watched. If you … Continue reading When Does This End? Obesity and Corporate Food Culture in America

Losing Our Languages

World language studies in United States higher education is quickly becoming a relic of the past.      Amid the undeniable shift in academic priority towards science, math, engineering, and data science, institutions of higher education across America are putting second language studies on the back burner. In some cases, they’re not being given priority at … Continue reading Losing Our Languages