Food For Thought

Mobile Phones Become Immobile: Honolulu outlaws texting and walking

By October 20, 2017

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Although texting while driving a vehicle is commonly seen as the most dangerous use of cell phones, texting and walking may soon become another well-publicized… Read More ›

Collapsing Antarctica: The Break of the Larsen C Ice Shelf Signals Rising Seas

By October 20, 2017

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In early July, a one-trillion ton chunk of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, an expanse of floating ice secured to Antarctica’s northern peninsula, broke free… Read More ›

Fast Food Workers: How May I Help You?

By October 20, 2017

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Fast food workers usually take orders from customers, but on September 4th, workers took time to give some of their own. Boston workers from Burger… Read More ›

United Airlines: Unexpected turbulence and oligopoly

By August 20, 2017

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As Dr. Dao was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines plane, many passengers screamed in surprise and horror. Videos of the conflict circulated on the… Read More ›

The Blind Cleric and the World Trade Center bombing

By August 13, 2017

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The attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 overshadow every other terrorist activity in the United States. In Boston, we still hold on… Read More ›

From bold to gold: women band together in pursuit of a common goal—equality.

By May 28, 2017

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The United States Women’s National Hockey Team won big this year—and not just in major tournaments. This year, they fought for higher wages, equal training… Read More ›

Self-driving transportation: Google versus Uber

Self-driving transportation: Google versus Uber

By May 28, 2017

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Both Google and Uber have revolutionized the way people travel and interact. Despite historically focusing their efforts in different fields, both giants now agree that… Read More ›

D.C.’s missing girls: racial discrimination remains in search for lost children

By May 28, 2017

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#FindOurGirls: in the past several months, this hashtag, which has circulated among several social justice circles as Washington, D.C., has attracted online attention about teenage… Read More ›

Fracking for climate injustice: Trump’s dangerous climate policies

By May 28, 2017

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Slowly but steadily our world is moving forward to repair the damage and pollution of our earth that we have caused over the last two… Read More ›

UN’s proposed nuclear ban: The sad reality of nuclear weapons today

UN’s proposed nuclear ban: The sad reality of nuclear weapons today

By May 28, 2017

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Will a new United Nations nuclear ban prove that a world without nuclear weapons is possible? Previous multinational agreements have been established to prevent the… Read More ›

Artificial Intelligence: From driverless cars to creative supercomputers

By March 9, 2017

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Driverless cars are just the beginning of artificial intelligence infiltrating our world. Progress in artificial intelligence can increase efficiency as well as improve our everyday… Read More ›

Fake News: Yes, you should believe the liberal media

Fake News: Yes, you should believe the liberal media

By March 9, 2017

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No, President Trump did not engage in inappropriate and disgusting sexual activities in the same hotel bed the Obamas slept on in Moscow. Those claims… Read More ›

Life in the Bubble: The Influence of Echo Chambers in Today’s Political Climate

By March 9, 2017

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News articles from Vox, AJ+, and Buzzfeed cover the Facebook feed of a typical BB&N student. “Why Donald Trump is Worse Than Hitler” confirms the… Read More ›

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Less Punishment, More Education

By March 9, 2017

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“She landed on her face!” cried one student as school police officer Joshua Kehm body-slammed 12-year-old Janissa Valdez to the ground at Rhodes Middle School… Read More ›

Superbugs: How a global stand against antibiotic resistance may save us from the pandemics of the past

Superbugs: How a global stand against antibiotic resistance may save us from the pandemics of the past

By January 16, 2017

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What do tuberculosis, infected cuts, and the bubonic plague have in common? All of them are caused by bacteria, and, until the invention of antibiotics… Read More ›