Christmas and the Environment

By Baljot Rai '24 Deputy & Religion Editor It’s Christmas, the official season of overindulging, feasting, unwrapping presents and bedecking every corner of our homes with festive decorations. Yet have you ever considered the impact that your Christmas celebrations have on our planet? All the gifts we buy and give certainly aren’t gifts to our... Continue Reading →

WestJet’s Narrow-Body Jet Problem

By Rodmehr Filizadeh '25 Contributor Canada’s second largest airline, WestJet, is currently in the process of modernizing its fleet. Unfortunately, they may have overlooked some consequences of their changing fleet composition. Recently, WestJet has begun to retire their older Boeing 737-700 planes to avoid renewing leases and because they are economically inefficient. Throughout 2020 and... Continue Reading →

Social Media and Brain Development in Children

Rodmehr Filizadeh '25 Contributor With the boom of social media platforms in recent years, it would be difficult to find people who have not heard of applications such as Instagram and TikTok. These applications have allowed for a new level of interaction, primarily when in-person contact is not possible. Unfortunately, these popular platforms impact brain... Continue Reading →

The Discoveries of the James Webb Space Telescope

Castiel Haripersad '24 Contributor Since the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on Christmas Day, humanity has learnt new and exciting information about our Universe. The JWST is fueling discussion among experts and enthusiasts about the formation of stars, galaxies, planets, and the true nature of the observable universe.  After its initial calibration,... Continue Reading →

The Success Of DART 

Castiel Haripersad '25 Contributor On November 23, 2021, at 12:21, NASA launched the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which served as the first test of new defenses against asteroids colliding with Earth. DART was a collaboration between NASA, SpaceX, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, and many others.  DART’s mission was to intercept Dimorphos, an... Continue Reading →

Dubai’s Electric Hyperloop Project

Contributor Samay Dadlani ‘24 Reimagining the future of transportation, the RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) is moving steps closer to launch the world’s first hyperloop in the Arabian city of Dubai. The principal motivation for this 22 billion USD project is to reduce travel-time for UAE (United Arab Emirates) commuters. The hyperloop, formally known as... Continue Reading →

Environmental Impacts of Technology

Contributor Issac Lavitt ‘25 Many people think that technology like solar panels, electric cars, and most so-called“green” technologies are ecofriendly. With these technologies, we see the future of the Earth as cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. However, many of these same technologies have a dark undercurrent that is far from their promises. The question is:... Continue Reading →

The Fight for Right to Repair

Contributor William Hudson ‘24 The right to repair is a concept which affects the consumers of specific technology: newer vehicles, electronic devices, and high-tech equipment such as that found in hospitals. Because a consumer owns the product they have purchased, the right to repair concludes that the consumer should be able to repair or modify... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 and Its Effects on the Brain

Baljot Rai '24 Contributor COVID-19 has impacted many of our lives, and our society, both in the short term as well as the long-term. Be it occasionally having to stay home due to being a close contact, or the long-term disruption of the economy, there have been many harsh realities which we have faced. One... Continue Reading →

James Webb Space Telescope

Isaac Lavitt ’25 Contributor After two decades and ten billion USD (12.7 billion CAD), on Christmas Day, 2021, the most advanced space telescope ever was launched into space. A joint operation between the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), the Hubble Space Telescope’s successor... Continue Reading →

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