The Champions League Final

On May 29th, 2021, in the Estadio Do Dragao in Porto, Manchester City and Chelsea fought for 100 minutes, for the glorious Champions League trophy. Here’s what happened.  The line-ups were as follows, left to right: Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson in goal, a back four defensive line of Zinchenko, Dias, Stones, and Walker, with a…

Pinocchio and the Film’s Life Lessons

By Aylin Montoya Disney’s Pinocchio premiered on February 23, 1940, receiving critical acclaim and today is  considered one of the greatest animated films of all time. Pinocchio is filled with music and wonderful acting, which led the film to win an award for best song (for “When You Wish Upon A Star”) and for best…

Champions League Semifinal Review and Final Preview

Lucien Betancourt and Diego De Souza It’s decision time. We’ve gone from the original 32 Champions League teams all the way down to two that will play on May 29th in Istanbul. The remaining sides are Manchester City and Chelsea. Congratulations to them both for completing such a difficult journey to the Champions League final….

Blue Velvet: The Unheard of Prequel to Twin Peaks

By Anya Geiling Have you ever heard of the infamous director, writer, actor, and musician, David Lynch? He was the brains behind many cult classics, including Dune and both seasons of Twin Peaks. You might have heard of Twin Peaks, but have you ever seen Blue Velvet?  Blue Velvet was released in 1986 as a…

The Roaming Black Hole

By Anya Geiling Astronomers have identified 13 massive wandering black holes in dwarf galaxies less than 1 billion light-years from Earth (siliconrepublic.com). One of them, called B3 1715+425, started out normal. Now, it’s hurtling through space at 2,000 kilometers per second.  To begin, a black hole is a place in space where gravity is so…

Champions League Quarterfinal Preview

By Lucien Betancourt and Diego De Souza The Round of 16 of the Champions League has come and gone, with 8 teams advancing: Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Porto, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain. The two legs will take place on the weekend of April 5th and April 12th, respectively. Let’s break them down:…

Walter Tevis

By Anya Geiling     Unacclaimed author Walter Tevis was a master writer of scientific and realistic fiction. Dying only at the age of 56, he created just some of the masterpieces out in our world today.   Tevis was born on February 28, 1928, in San Francisco CA. From an early age, he was diagnosed with a…

Count von Count might be the oldest civilized being on Earth

By Samuel Bovitz One day, I was surfing YouTube for random videos, as one often does when they are bored in the 21st century, and decided to rewatch the old Sesame Street WIRED “Autocomplete Interview.”  I decided to really scrutinize what everyone’s favorite marionette monsters were saying this time, and at around the 5:00 mark,…

Quantum Computing

By Daniel Aarao Reis Arturi Quantum Computing; a term that most have not ever heard, and if you have it’s most likely been dismissed as too esoteric to warrant more than a moment’s discussion. But as we march into the future, quantum computing may prove to transform the world as we know it.  But what…

The NBA 2020 Finals

By Alexandra El Mcardle It is March 11th. In the middle of one of the most highly anticipated NBA seasons of all time, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tests positive for COVID-19. He had only tested before the game for precautionary reasons, as no one had expected any cases. The Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game…