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Mind Into MatterPosted 01/23/2024 by Akaash Raghunath

Human composting may provide an organic method of body disposal that could benefit not only humanity, but entire ecosystems. On December 31, 2022, the state of New York approved the process of human c... More

The Path to PipehoodPosted 11/27/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

Two of the newest members of the TJ community, copper pipes Janet and Barney, reveal the difficulties of travel as a pure element. One crisp autumn day in late October, twenty-five newspaper students ... More

The Art of the ParadoxPosted 11/15/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

Is it possible to solve a question with no answer?   A man sits in an interrogation room, hands shackled, feet bound. A stern-faced officer with a large, bushy, mustache enters and sits across fr... More

You’re an All StarPosted 09/12/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

Steve Harwell, legendary lead vocalist of 90’s band Smash Mouth, passed away at 56. Despite initially forming in San Jose in 1994, Smash Mouth didn’t truly reach the mainstream until 2001 and ... More

101 Things I Hate (In No Particular Order)Posted 04/28/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

Here are 101 actions, animals, and ideas with which I heartily disagree.   If you were to ask me what I like, I would probably have to think about it a bit. If you were to ask me what I hate, how... More

How Many Nights Til’ Showtime?Posted 03/10/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

The TJ stage play Twelfth Night nears its opening performance on March 16. William Shakespeare’s stage play, Twelfth Night, narrates the story of twins Viola and Sebastian, who find themselves separ... More

Drug Desolation Down UnderPosted 02/02/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

New Zealand passes a new law banning the sale of tobacco to young people born in or after 2009. The country of New Zealand lies southeast of Australia, in the South Pacific Ocean. The island is home t... More

The Mourning Hours of RomePosted 01/24/2023 by Akaash Raghunath

Pope Benedict XVI, former head of the Catholic Church,  dies at age 95. Pope Benedict XVI (sixteen), originally named Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, served as the head of the Catholic Church from 2005 un... More

The Happier You Are, The Less I Like YouPosted 12/07/2022 by Akaash Raghunath

A (not so) scientific analysis of why friendly people suck. Modern society revolves around social interaction. Heck, ancient society did too: cavemen likely conversed with one another through a series... More

An Avalanche of EmotionsPosted 11/10/2022 by Akaash Raghunath

Former NHL star and Colorado Avalanche broadcaster Peter McNab dies at 70. Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 1972, Peter McNab played in the National Hockey League for 15 seasons and nearly 1000 games.... More