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Anticholinergic Drugs Exposed

Anticholinergic Drugs Exposed

Like so many other people this spring, I stepped outside this morning, took in a deep breath of fresh air, and promptly sneezed. It’s pollen season, so like millions of…

Tom Explains: Quantum Computing

Tom Explains: Quantum Computing

On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained to a crowd of vaguely disinterested reporters how quantum computing works. The National Post calls it “the math lecture heard ‘round the…

LGBT in NC: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

LGBT in NC: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

The LGBT rights movement had a major win when the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States, but since then there have been several losses to the cause.…

Tom Explains: Gravitational Waves

Tom Explains: Gravitational Waves

Picture a trampoline with a basketball on it. If you stand in the middle of it, the ball rolls towards you – that’s gravity. If you jump up and down,…

Beyond Stranger Danger

Beyond Stranger Danger

As most juniors and seniors know, college tours quickly blend together and become indistinguishable. One of the similarities is the tour guides who claim that they’ve never felt unsafe on…

The Military Embraces Long-awaited Modernization

The Military Embraces Long-awaited Modernization

Since the American Revolution women have been heavily involved in American military efforts. In a country whose short history has been marked by countless, defining wars, women have occupied all…

COP21

COP21

Heads of governments from countries of the UN are coming together for the two-week Paris Climate Change Convention. The 21st Conference of Parties is committed to the, “stabilisation of greenhouse…

Volkswagen Cheats on Emissions Tests

Volkswagen Cheats on Emissions Tests

Volkswagen took the easy way out when the walls started closing in. In 2010 the company started selling their amazing “clean diesel cars.” They were mileage efficient and eco-friendly, and…

“The John Oliver Effect”: Last Week Tonight’s Influence on Society and Politics

“The John Oliver Effect”: Last Week Tonight’s Influence on Society and Politics

More often than not, comedic news shows like The Colbert Report and The Daily Show engage in light-hearted critiques about politics, pop culture, and world events.  However, a product of…

Aren’t We Still a Year Away?: 2016 Presidential Race Already Off to a Quick Start

Aren’t We Still a Year Away?: 2016 Presidential Race Already Off to a Quick Start

The presidential race is continuing to heat up, even in the first days of fall. Fifteen Republican candidates still remain in a field led by businessman Donald Trump, while only…

Remembering Oliver Sacks

Remembering Oliver Sacks

Dr. Oliver Sacks, the former weight lifter who brought zombies to life, told stories of the little things that made special brains tick, wrote medical case histories so interesting they…

“New” Discovery in South Africa

“New” Discovery in South Africa

Over 1500 fossils of what is believed to be a new species of human ancestor has been discovered in South Africa. However, scientists have debated over whether the newly found…

The Edge of Time

The Edge of Time

When searching for the secrets of the universe, astronomers look to the past. The current model of the universe’s formation is the big bang theory, which claims that the entirety…

The Horror in Nepal: What Can You Do?

The Horror in Nepal: What Can You Do?

On April 25, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake shocked Kathmandu, Nepal, leaving approximately 4,400 people dead, 8,000 people injured, and over 1.4 million in need of food assistance. The quakes…

Nootropics: Genius in a Capsule?

Nootropics: Genius in a Capsule?

When the pioneers of the past envisioned the distant year of 2015, they conjured up images of hover cars, underwater cities, and mass-produced methods of time travel. Alongside the splendor…

Metamaterials: Shaping the Future

Metamaterials: Shaping the Future

Upon first glance, the word “metamaterials” seems like a made-up word out of a science fiction movie. Spell-check doesn’t even recognize it. On the contrary, however, metamaterials are quite real;…

Superbowl Ads 2015: The Best of the Worst

Superbowl Ads 2015: The Best of the Worst

Didn’t have a chance to watch the most important part of the Superbowl? No need to fear, the Sentinel reviewed the best and the worst of the most talked about…

Snow-Flopalypse

Snow-Flopalypse

It was going to be the Blizzard of 2015, an historic event to set snowfall records in several states and batter houses with hurricane-force gusts, downing power lines and trees…

Opinion: Youth Incarceration and Discrimination

Opinion: Youth Incarceration and Discrimination

(The following article was written by 9th grader Harry Wyckoff who is participating in J-Term with a focus on juvenile incarceration) Youth incarceration is a problem often overlooked by politicians…

Ending the Backlog

Ending the Backlog

11 years ago, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) launched its initial campaign to reduce the massive backlog of rape cases, yet in 2015 400,000 rape kits still…

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