Climate Change, a vicious killer: Temperatures

One of the main effects of climate change that we can observe is changes in temperature. Temperatures have now risen to 1 degree Celsius or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times, the 1850s. The world has continued to become hotter under our noses, notwithstanding the health issues that come up with an increase in temperatures…

Australia moves Biloela refugee family after criticism

A Tamil refugee family has been released from Christmas Island after heavy criticism from the Australian media and public.   Biloela, a refugee family in Australia has been released from Christmas Island. Their youngest child needed medical care and was flown to the mainland. Australia has granted permission for the family to live in Perth…

Climate Change, a vicious killer: Air Pollution

One of the main effects of climate change, that we can observe, is changes in temperature. Temperatures have now risen to 1 degree Celsius or 1.8 degree Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times, 1850s. The world has continued to become hotter under our noses, notwithstanding the health issues that come up with an increase in temperatures this…

Climate Change, a vicious killer: Ocean Contamination

We hear it everyday, “don’t throw plastic”, “don’t throw away straws”, “start reusing and recycling”, but in reality, do we even care? We create excuses such as “It’s just one straw” or “How can one small plastic water bottle kill me?”. That ‘one straw’ and the ‘one small plastic water bottle’ accumulate to unimaginable heights,…

Anxiety: What it is, what to do

Remember to not self-diagnose and talk to a medical health professional if you think these symptoms relate to you. remember to speak to a loved one if you are having overwhelming thoughts.  Anxiety is a common unpleasant feeling, some experience it before a test or presentation as it’s your body’s natural reaction to stress. If…

Fossil Feud!: A (Not) Brief Overview of the Bone Wars Part 2/2

(Continuation from Part 1)  After meeting each other in Berlin, Charles Othniel Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope both get along for a very brief period of time, however after Marsh’s betrayal both are now locked in a war (and by war, this actually means publishing mean articles about each other)… The 1870’s came, and the…

Fossil Feud!: A (Not) Brief Overview of the Bone Wars Part 1/2

Most often, gold rushes, or violent conflicts between cowboys and Native Americans are what takes center stage in media portrayals of the Wild West period (1870’s – 1890’s). However, during this time another lesser known conflict was brewing, a conflict both highly academically dishonest and morally reprehensible (IB students please don’t try this at home)…

Albums Reviewed: BBNG2

BBNG 2 is an album by Canadian music group BADBADNOTGOOD, released on April 3, 2012.  I am a big fan of this band, and I think this is a great introduction to their style of music, as it features covers of musicians like Kanye West, Tyler The Creator, Gucci Mane and My Bloody Valentine.  My…

News: Vaccine Possesses Low Effectiveness, Chinese Official “Confesses” (AP)

“BEIJING (AP) — China’s top disease control official, in a rare acknowledgement, said current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them is among strategies being considered to boost their effectiveness.” Gao Fu, who is the head of the Chinese CDC stated that the “it is now under consideration whether we should use…