The Once-In-500-Year Heatwave

This year I felt like Boston University had the longest summer holiday, one that was consumed by, what weather folks…

Feeling Science-y

Newton’s Flaming Laser Sword: If something cannot be settled by experiments, it is not worthy of debate. — Mike Alder You’d…

Karma

Highway 36 “We should have stayed for two more days, at least wait out this shitty snow!” The driver ranted…

Minor Delinquent

Somewhere on the internet, I’ve seen a list of colleges and universities in the U.S that have the hardest finals;…

One Who Leads a Double-Life

The elevator took us to the 7th floor of an austere commercial building in Chinatown, Boston. Before the car door…

@JohnOliver @LastWeekTonight #Lottery

I realize banning the lottery altogether is not realistic, so I propose, and I hope you can help me vocalize this: change the game rules just a little bit by reducing the price money to a smaller percentage so that people won’t hinge on the off-chance of getting rich over night, by doing this, they’d also be also spending less money on lottery because the investment-prize ratio becomes less appealing. Plus this way, states can get more fund from lottery money so that more money can be used on education. You know what, let’s just inverse the state fund percentage with prize money percentage. Let states get 2/3 of the proceeds while winners get 30%. If one day prize winners began to complain about their situation, then they can just deal with it! Because that’s what education is dealing with now.

Cat in a Zoo of Tigers

People never realize how tough a situation really is until they experience it themselves. To be honest, my trip to…