Microplastics: A Not-So-Micro Problem

Plastics: they are in everything we use. They make our lives easier and are highly cost-effective but remain for hundreds of years and—if not properly disposed of or recycled—can degrade into microplastics.  With a majority…

The Sinister Politics of E-Cigarettes

In 2015, Juul began releasing USB-rechargeable e-cigarettes and cartridges (called pods) with 5% nicotine content—the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes—while competing companies offered products at 1-2% concentrations. Since then, Juul’s popularity has exploded: by…

Movie Review: “Bandersnatch”

The Netflix anthology “Black Mirror” has earned its spot as my favorite television show for its ability to predict how the more technologically advanced society we are striving towards will meld with human nature, and…

Amazon’s New HQ2: It’s Not Newark

On November 13, Amazon’s 13-month-long, nationwide search for a new headquarters finally came to a close. This new headquarters, or rather, multiple, new headquarters, termed “HQ2”, will be located in Arlington, VA. and Long Island…

The $289 Million Monsanto Case

Monsanto found liable of causing a school groundskeeper's cancer On August 10, 2018, a San Francisco jury awarded Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper, $289 million on account of Monsanto’s Roundup ‘weedkiller’ causing terminal non-Hodgkin's…

Music in the Library: Vramensco Quartet

On the night of October 23, 2018, it was anything but quiet in the Littman Library. Indeed, the College of Architecture and Design’s library was bursting with playful, graceful, and downright powerful music as they…

Commercial Fishing Banned Across Arctic

With continuously rising temperatures, it’s no wonder polar scientists recently reported the sixth lowest extent of ice on record. Climate change points to diminishing ice cover and thickness in much of the Arctic, converting areas…