• Introduction and demo of Quoll Writer, a free novel writing software on Windows

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 19, 2020
    We are about two weeks away from National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo), and I would like to take you all on a tour of the writing software I use. Quoll Writer is free and easy to use and the website, https://quollwriter.com/, has plenty of help for new users.
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  • Medical Masks: The Modern-Day Saviors

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Oct 19, 2020
    The time when everyone used to roam freely with their friends and family without any fears and enjoyed their time has been nearly wiped out by the pandemic that has forced us to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and sanitize ourselves all the time. As I was cleaning my reusable masks, I suddenly came with a quick thought on how the medical masks came up and how it has been utilized since its inception.
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  • This is why life is magic

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Ever wonder how complex our human body is? How magnificent is the process of our human lives itself? We all should agree that life itself is a miracle, and I understood this when I was looking at a rainbow. The formation of these seven colors in the same order every time through the perfect combination of rain and sunlight is fascinating. The seven colors relate to seven different characteristics we have in ourselves such as greed, lust, gluttony, pride, envy, wrath, and sloth. These are similar to the rainbow, they are the byproducts of both the good and bad in our lives similar to the sun and the rain, but it is in our hands to change them to either positive or negative.
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  • Tale of Spartacus

    Rushali Rajesh Joshi
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who led a slave revolt with an army of over ten thousand rebels. He supposedly died in the April of 71 BC, towards the end of the third Serville War. Spartacus has been glorified in history and has been the inspiration for various artists and filmmakers, portrayed as the hero of an epic legend, and a warrior for the people.
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  • U.S.-China relations Part 3: New balance in economic power

    Arika Ho
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    Oct 19, 2020
    After discussing the history and the present of friend-foe relationship between the U.S. and China in the last issue, what is next? The future. This is about whether the U.S. will stay in power and China will rise to the international number one despite all deterrence. Building my argument upon the article “U.S.-China Relation Part 2” published in the last issue, this piece will focus on my prediction of domestic and international economy of the two countries and refer them to the response from the international community.
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  • Playlist: 15 songs not in English

    Kris Shiflet
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    Oct 19, 2020
    "KAZINO" – BIBI

    "Butter Chicken" – OOHYO

    "Black Pearl" – SUNMI

    "Super Hypnotize" – QUEEN BEE

    "Yuve Yuve Yu" – The Hu

    "ZENIT" – ONUKA

    "Rún" – SKÁLD

    "Dual-Ego" – Sa Dingding, HOYO-MiX

    "Umi NO Yuurei" – Shayne Orok

    "Black&White" – -MASA Works DESIGEN-

    "Carmen" – Stromae

    "La Nuit" – Yaffle, Fabienne Debarre

    "Don’t Say No" – SEOHYUN

    "Vidlik" – Onuka

    "Voice" – Taeyeon
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  • Civic education, an international perspective

    Jerry Sha
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    Oct 19, 2020
    This was inspired by a short rant to a friend on basic macroeconomic theory and monetary policy, as well as a National Public Radio (NPR) “young voter” interview. I would like to make some mildly interesting observations on the state of civics education in the US and China, as well as their current and future impacts.
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  • Google Search: You hum, I’ll sing for you.

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Google unveiled a new "hum to search" feature on this Thursday that allows users to pinpoint songs simply by humming part of a track. Google notes that in a press release, individuals do not need to worry about their musical skills, "you do not need perfect pitch to use this feature." The new search capability is available on the Google app and mobile devices as well as the Google Search widget. When using the widget, people will first need to tap the small microphone icon and prompt the feature by either clicking the button labeled "search a song" or saying "what's this song?" Next, the person will need to proceed to hum part of the song.
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  • Ever heard of “The fastest game of musical chairs?"

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Ever heard of “The fastest game of musical chair?"

    This is how one would describe the 2020 season of MotoGP, the premier class motorcycle racing championship. If you are not yet introduced to this incredibly competitive sport, I’d suggest getting familiar with this.
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