March For Our Lives: Students should be afraid of finals, not guns

A few days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, I remember reading the story of a concerned mom online. Her seven-year-old daughter had come to her in tears because she thought she could no longer wear her favorite Sketchers Twinkle Toes Light Up shoes to school; a school shooter would …

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Hong Kong’s third-world sewage facilities: A Proposed Solution

In a world with an ever-rising global population, sewage is one of the biggest polluters of waterways on an international scale. It causes water quality to be degraded, natural services and aquatic life from ecosystems to be harmed, and diseases and infections in humans and animals, ranging from hepatitis A to cholera (caused by E. coli). …

Typhoon Nesat and Haitang: Highlighting another storm that we cannot weather

My friends detail to me the way the typhoon has hit Taiwan - sudden, fast, and vicious. I remember experiencing super Typhoon Meranti barreling into Taiwan last year, bringing destruction and torrential rains with it. The winds shook our apartment building, the numerous glass windows creaking under the vicious hand of the wind. Towels were …

China’s One Belt, One Road: The changing status quo

"Spanning more than 68 countries and encompassing 4.4 billion people and up to 40% of the global GDP, China's One Belt, One Road project is not short on ambition," CNN writes. It's true. Promises of massive economic boosts and being able to lift millions out of poverty have been boasted by China, but could this just be another …