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Educational technology is, like the name suggests, the use of technology in education. Right now, students worldwide are learning through online platforms, but before this pandemic, technology still played a role in education. Educational technology has gained attention in recent years, but the use of technology is still widely debated — some believe it is simply not needed, while others believe it improves the quality of education and mirrors the importance of technology in society.

One controversial facet of technology in education is the idea that sometime in the future, robots could replace teachers. This, of course, has many implications for teachers and students. The theory comes from the belief that eventually, AI will take over many occupations, completely changing the makeup and requirements of future workforces. …


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Divya and Sweta Srinivasan, Founders of Girls for Science

Girls for Science is an organization founded by twin sisters, Divya and Sweta Srinivasan. They are rising juniors in high school but started the organization during the summer before their freshman year. With the goal of inspiring girls to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, Girls for Science has grown immensely since its beginnings. The organization has a team of girls from all over the country and is constantly growing.

“The main reason we started this organization is because of the gender gap in the STEM fields. By encouraging girls to learn about science and exposing them to STEM-related lessons in a fun way, we think that we will be able to close it in the future. …


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“Hey, what do you say? Wanna try yoga with me?” If you asked me this question as recently as a month ago, I would say ‘no’ a thousand times, laugh, and label you a weirdo in my mind. Yoga was this mystical exercise routine meant for extremely disciplined and healthy people in my ignorant mind and I, a physically inflexible person, shunned it even before giving it a proper shot. This was the case before quarantine and its companion, boredom, hit me.

If you knew me as a friend at any point in my life, here’s one thing that you would remember — Swathya is terrible at following a workout routine and she is definitely not cut-out for gymnastics. I can’t even touch my toes, my hands only reach my upper calves! So Yoga, which I had always seen super-bendable people practicing, naturally repelled me. On top of that, I tend to be a workaholic and that meant that everything was a priority, except for exercising. Committing to anything was almost impossible for me as exercise generally left me tired. So, the exercise tracker in my bullet journal stayed empty forever and I avoided meeting its gaze whenever I would plan my day. …


By Diondraya Taylor

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There are a few different societal perspectives that come to mind when I think about the lifestyle of an entrepreneur. One that comes to mind is that it’s glamorous. They have lots of money and are known for creating something super cool. However, I think that as startups become more mainstream and the stories of those business giants come to light, it’s becoming clear that the road to the top is far from linear for entrepreneurs. So a perspective that’s coming around is the idea that the life of an entrepreneur is hard. …


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With self-isolation comes the unprecedented amount of time spent alone with our thoughts. For many, this is a scary and unfamiliar new reality.

The ability to channel our thoughts into art — in any capacity — is more important than ever. The hustle and bustle of everyday life forces us to put a damper on our own minds, for the sake of keeping focused, productive, and functional. But even beyond the workplace or the classroom, we feel discomfort in letting our thoughts exist without a filter. It’s unnatural. It’s uncomfortable. And quarantine forces us to confront this inconvenient fact.

Art allows us to escape the rigid structure we have placed upon our subconscious, but becoming an artist, or making art, brings its own questions. What if my art isn’t good enough? What if my art doesn’t make me a true artist? The truth is that there is no right or wrong way to make art, and the criteria we expect ourselves to fulfill are handcuffs that we wear of our own volition. Here is how to remove them. …


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I am Deanna Sharpe, a high school student who is most definitely a Disney film enthusiast. While I do adore Disney, its representation of people has been nothing short of stereotypical. From princesses whose sole purpose is to obtain a man to countless acts of racial stereotyping, Disney has much room for improvement. There have even been cases of blatant cultural misrepresentation such as inaccurate retelling of the Pocahontas story.

However, it seems they are finally getting the memo. In Disney’s modern retelling of Cinderella — A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits — we see a different trope aside from the typical dainty Cinderella.


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These days, we hear a lot in the news about careers in high-profile STEM industries. News headlines often boast of the exploding necessity for computer science and the sector’s high-paying reputation; and when you think of science, your first image might be someone in a laboratory, holding test tubes and pouring concoctions together.

However, there are actually many other career opportunities that provide equally exciting and rewarding day-to-day activities! Even though they may not be the ones to make the news, or to be instantly recognizable by aunts and uncles asking you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” …


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Modern science fiction was written into creation centuries years ago, but it has become more critical than ever before. Since the earliest civilizations, fiction has been used for entertainment, to account for natural phenomena, and to integrate religious beliefs into the day-to-day experience. But as science and discovery began to challenge technology, fiction, in turn, began to challenge society. After the Scientific Revolution, the intelligence community started to confront empirical knowledge and fears of technological capabilities through the art of the written word.

Post-apocalyptic scenarios, connections to extraterrestrials, and environmental disasters are no stranger to our world and some of the most highlighted in sci-fi. Science fiction, as an intersection between science and art, illustrates possible worlds based on our own scientific discoveries, new technological advancements, or different social systems. In the forms of movies and literature, these works present questions about the future in an accessible and attainable metric. Rather than reading journals upon journals of information regarding biotech and AI, the general public can watch a movie, grasp the fundamental dangers of our human potential, and begin to question the progression of our future. …


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With the World Health Organization labeling the virus as a pandemic, artificial intelligence has proven useful in the fight against COVID-19. As we do away with traditional paper-based documentation of medical records and work towards digitizing them, we are left with huge amounts of data. Artificial intelligence can extract information from the data and machine learning can identify trends.

With regards to the health care sector, AI refers to the applications that help with diagnoses, recommending treatment options, managing data, improving online consultations, and making the drug development process go faster. That’s with the help of natural language processing, data analytics, machine learning, facial recognition, and more. …


It is 11 AM. You are a stressed-out high schooler lying in bed, aimlessly scrolling through TikTok to avert your thoughts from the scary situation we are currently facing, and to avoid the work you might need to do. Sound familiar?

Stress has always been a huge problem, but nowadays it is becoming worse due to the pandemic we are facing. COVID-19 not only affects patients, but it also affects their loved ones and everyone around them. Every day the number of cases grows exponentially, and it is so scary to think of you or your loved ones catching the virus. …

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