That’s So Rad: Why Solving for X in Math Class Really Matters

By Radhika Viswanathan When you hear the word “math,” what do you think of? Long, complicated formulas? Frustrating maneuvers with a calculator? dy/d-what? How about the secret behind the human struggle? Mathematicians at the University of Miami have found that a simple formula may ex- plain and predict the actions of many different groups of[…]

That’s So Rad: The Power of Technology

By Radhika Viswanathan Earlier this year, the world of pancreatic cancer research saw an impressive advancement. A simple test strip made with paper, carbon nanotubes, and antibodies could help detect the cancer in a stage of its development in which survival is almost guaranteed. In addition, the strip costs about three cents to produce. However,[…]

That’s So Rad: Get Enlightened

By Radhika Viswanathan All you nerds—self-proclaimed or closeted—listen up! The greatest invention we know of could soon become a reality due to findings of researchers at MIT and Harvard. Although the lightsaber only existed a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, this sci-fi technology may find its way back into existence. A[…]

A Modern Adaption: Love Me

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Katie Tan PREFACE: Katie Tan is a professional human being who gobbles up books like she devours dark chocolate.  Mercilessly.  You’re probably reading a book in class right now, but I’ll bet that she’s read it already, twice.  But you know, sometimes these silly authors write in like, a whole ‘nother language. […]

Studies in Human Hygiene for the Betterment of Our Educational Facilities?

By Josh Jiang We’re always wondering how we can improve the school. Whenever this topic is brought up, you start hearing big words thrown around, like teacher-student accountability or differential attrition or lunch. While these are all valid issues, they are also wrong. Let me tell you what our school’s biggest issue is. The showers.[…]

Popcorn, The R-Rated Horror

By Daniel Rosenfeld Although movie-goers don’t easily admit it, seeing a good movie isn’t the only main attraction at the movie theater. Sold by the tons in theaters across America, popcorn is one of the country’s most popular snacks. What’s a movie without a hot, tasty bag of golden-popped kernels? Besides being a wallet-draining burglar,[…]