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6th grader's misdemeanor charge sparks outrage
On Feb. 4, a sixth-grader at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida was arrested following a heated confrontation with a substitute teacher over the student’s refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. As of last Monday, the student is facing misdemeanor charges for disrupting a school facility and resisting an officer without violence, [according to The Washington Post](https://w...Forum | February 25, 2019
Tepper Quadrangle awarded LEED Gold certification
Carnegie Mellon’s new Tepper Quadrangle has been awarded a LEED gold certification, earning a score of 73 points on the LEED scale for its focus on sustainable architecture and reducing its environmental impact. To earn a gold certification, a building must earn between 60 to 79 points.
According to Teppe...SciTech | February 25, 2019
Movies in McConomy
Ralph Breaks the Internet sees the eponymous Ralph, along with Vanellope, journey into the online world in search of a rare arcade game component. With characteristic Disney charm and well-done animation, the film provides a light-hearted narrative interspersed with the themes of self-discovery and supportive friendship, set in a surprisingly accurate portrayal of the internet. Although the stor...Pillbox | February 18, 2019
Vaccine hesitancy sparks outbreaks of measles
A developed country, through decades of scientific research, makes reliable vaccines for some of the most virulent diseases known to mankind. These vaccines are administered and help to curtail illness and raise the quality of life for everyone.
Then, just when it seemed like these diseases were finally eradicated, groups of misguided individuals suddenly rise against and reject this necessary...Forum | February 18, 2019
Honeybees learn arithmetic by flying through a maze
Personally, I’ve always found math to be a difficult subject. From arithmetic to algebra to differential and multivariate calculus, whenever numbers and letters come together, frustration ensues. Although high-level abstract mathematics are the sole domain of humans, arithmetic is more accessible to other members of the animal kingdom. Many species of monkeys, for example, are [capable of adding a...SciTech | February 18, 2019