Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 7:35pm

In 2013 three Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi — coined the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin; the Black Lives Matter movement has resurged in full force seven years later. The movement attracted significant national attention when a video of the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, flooded people’s feeds and entered the country’s pandemic-stricken political narrative.

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:05pm

Identical twins are one of nature’s most fascinating wonders. Two offspring, born of the same pregnancy, who look exactly alike; one can’t help but compare one sibling to the other. To scientists, twins offer a unique research opportunity that is too good to pass up, and they have therefore been an integral component to researching the effects of nature versus nurture.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:29pm

On July 3, 2011, I anxiously awaited my letter from Hogwarts. I had been preparing for this fateful day for years. I had already procured my coveted rosewood wand from a website promising “one-of-a-kind” custom wands and a shining black robe that was admittedly a bit too small, having purchased it years ago for my fourth grade Ginny Weasley Halloween costume. But on my 11th birthday, the time for my Hogwarts letter had finally arrived. To my bitter disappointment, that letter wasn’t in the mail on my birthday, but I didn’t lose hope. They must have made a mistake, I thought.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:42pm

“Mountaineering, madness, and the deadly race to the summit of the Himalayas.” The catchphrase on the cover of the novel “The World Beneath Their Feet” by Scott Ellsworth says it all.