Considering Rio de Zika

The Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Outbreaks of the Zika virus disease have been recorded in…

Student stress

The term stress in not uncommon amongst high school students. Whether it be from an overwhelming load of AP classes, extracurricular activities, or the looming pressure of college and post-graduation plans, high schoolers around the world are constantly forced to feel the weight of their…

E. Coli Outbreak at Chipotle

In October 2015, the first wave of the E. coli outbreak appeared in popular restaurant Chipotle, and affected many people around the United States. Three months later, a second wave of disease emerged, making customers of this chain restaurant victims of the norovirus. The E.…

Hoverboards Up In Flames

This Christmas, hoverboards became the hot new must-have item of the season. Millions of kids instantly became satisfied when they found their new self-balancing scooter, or “Swagway” under the tree. The tech toy contains pressure pads and tilt sensors that read the amount of weight…