• Movie review: “The Letters to Juliet”

    Sheeba Janet John
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    Nov 14, 2022
    Finals are approaching, more assignments are on the way, along with hours and hours of staring at the screen with high hopes of making my code work. With winter not far away, we long for our loved ones even more. People tend to romanticize it, but the cold season does not feel as charming if you are an international student far away from home, trying to breathe and survive the cold. 
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  • Social media's impact on personal relationships

    Tirupati Dasharati Paik
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    Nov 14, 2022
    It is always a challenge to elaborate on the difference between what is real and what is not, as social media has encroached on every minute aspect of our lives. The abundance of information at our fingertips makes it easy to become sidetracked from reality. Every time I open any social media application such as Instagram or WhatsApp, all I see is a sea of lovable couples living most of their lives on romantic dates or exotic vacations, and, to make it even worse, the portrayal is usually embellished with unnecessarily corny, dramatic captions. However, there are also many memes and depressing captions about breakups, failed romances, and heartbreaks. Due to social media's pervasiveness, maintaining relationships' sincerity and privacy can become challenging.
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  • 2022 Midterms : winners and losers

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    Nov 14, 2022
    With the 2022 midterm elections finally behind us, it can be kind of hard to discern who exactly won and lost in the elections.  The political history and significance of midterm elections can be a lot to unpack, and can sometimes even seem counterintuitive.  So for the people who don’t spend hundreds of hours obsessively reading about American history (like I do), here is an easy guide of the winners and losers in the 2022 midterm election.
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  • Anime review: "Demon Slayer"

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    Nov 14, 2022
    "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" has gained undivided attention from anime fans since the first time it was aired. It is known for its excellent production quality, its amazing CGI(Computer Generated Imagery), magnificent backgrounds and other animated aspects that have been flawlessly composited into this series. At times, high-quality CGI effects are provided to some key characters in wide angles which appears as good as the hand-drawn anime series. I've never seen a digital anime series which was technically stunning to such an extent.
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  • Home

    Pranit Gorakhnath Kotkar
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    Nov 14, 2022
    I made an image of a house
    Up there, high in the clouds
    With stars and trust
    To make it feel like home.
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  • Security expectations of blockchains

    Sheeba Janet John
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    Nov 14, 2022
    The word blockchain is something we all have heard on different occasions. The very first thing that comes to our mind when we hear it is “decentralization”. In Layman's terms, blockchain is a means to perform secure computing in an open environment by establishing trust without the need of a centralized authority. 
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  • Slow yet rewarding: my journey to patience

    Keerthana Reddy Mucherla
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    Nov 14, 2022
    Here are four tips that helped me become the patient person I never imagined I could be. The first tip is to make yourself wait. The best way to practice patience is to make yourself wait. Start with something small like waiting a few extra minutes to drink that milkshake and then move on to something bigger. You can also try driving in the slow lane and don't try to pass the car in front of you. You will begin to gain more patience as you practice. The second tip is to stop doing things that aren't important. We all have things in our lives that take time away from what is important. One way of removing stress from our lives is to stop doing those things. Take a few minutes and evaluate your week. Look at your schedule from when you wake up to the time you go to sleep. Take out two or three things that you do that aren't important but take time. It's time to learn to say no to things that cause stress and make us impatient. 
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  • Artificial Intelligence's effects on Cybersecurity

    Tirupati Dasharati Paik
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    Nov 14, 2022
    Individuals cannot manage the complexity of activities and the volume of information needed to secure cyberspace without significant automation. But, in order to adequately defend against security risks, technology and software with conventional fixed implementations are challenging to design (hardwired decision-making logic). AI machine learning techniques and machine simplicity can be used to treat this issue. This study presents a brief overview of AI implementations of various cybersecurity utilizing artificial technologies and assesses the likelihood of strengthening the defense mechanism to increase cybersecurity capabilities. After reviewing the available artificial intelligence software for cybersecurity, we may assume that useful applications currently exist. It is known that certain cybersecurity issues could only be effectively solved by the application of artificial intelligence techniques. For instance, thorough knowledge is crucial for making strategic decisions, and analytical decision support is one of the unresolved cybersecurity concerns.
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