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The Shenzhou-15 Rocket, launched on November 29th, 2022.

How China Will Change the Future of Space Exploration

Article by Karina Kirpalani February 4, 2023

Over the past few decades, China’s space program, created in the late 1950s, has seen vast and exponential growth accompanied by notable technological and structural advancements. In late November, China...

The War in Ukraine is a Global Conflict

The War in Ukraine is a Global Conflict

Article by Kent Kampa February 1, 2023

Russia launched a “special operation” into Ukraine on February 24, 2022, reigniting an ongoing war that started in 2014. In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine, but this time, it...

Qatar Should Not Have Hosted the World Cup

Qatar Should Not Have Hosted the World Cup

Article by Aaryan Kumar, Writer January 24, 2023

Leading up to the recent World Cup, Qatar was undoubtedly a controversial host. Their human rights record spawned protests by players and fans, further tainting the reputation of FIFA. Given the controversy,...

The End of the American Empire

The End of the American Empire

Article by Sena Chang, Section Editor December 12, 2022

Great empires have always followed a cycle of prosperity and decline. From the Romans to the Mongols—once symbols of immense power, wealth, and influence—these bustling spheres of prosperity are now...

Help Save the World: No Pollution

Help Save the World: No Pollution

Article by Mustafa Hafeez June 9, 2022

This article was written by 4th grader Mustafa Hafeez as a part of Hanabi’s collaboration with the ES Newsletter Club in its first edition of The Elementary Voice. No oceans, no humanity. The state...

Cryptomania: A Digital Epidemic

Cryptomania: A Digital Epidemic

Article by JonJon Wang, Section Editor June 8, 2022

The world of economics is shifting. Enter cryptocurrency: a digital asset completely composed of 0’s and 1’s. Once mocked as a silly trend, its marketability has, instead, catalyzed a global switch...

Unsustainable Fashion: Say No to Save Our Earth

Unsustainable Fashion: Say No to Save Our Earth

Article by Julia Graddy June 8, 2022

Each second, an entire garbage truck worth of discarded clothing is thrown in landfills or incinerated globally. In 2015, a survey revealed that ⅓ of young UK women tended to call a garment “old”...

What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like?

What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like?

Article by Sena Chang, Section Editor June 3, 2022

Ugly, unsafe, and unequal.  It is not often that we see history moving backward. However, that seems to be the case in the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion, which threatens to overturn nearly...

American Democracy & Political Corruption

American Democracy & Political Corruption

Article by Ryne Hisada, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2022

America is often referred to as the “Shining Beacon of Democracy”; also often, America is criticized for poorly representing the values of democracy: Particularly in the past century, the United States...

How Japan’s Obscenity Laws Reinforce Conformity

How Japan’s Obscenity Laws Reinforce Conformity

Article by Aaryan Kumar, Writer May 23, 2022

When the United States began its occupation of Japan in 1945, it transformed the government, installing a constitution that reflected Western ideals of freedom and democracy. Similar to the sovereign in...

On Escapism

On Escapism

Article by Nathan Michels, Section Editor May 9, 2022

In some other dimension, the grass must be greener than here. How tempting it would be to escape to such a place, leaving behind the stresses and anxieties of our current reality? In fact, we actually...

The Debate Over Doors and Wheels

The Debate Over Doors and Wheels

Article by Sam Quade, Writer April 4, 2022

Recently, a humorous, yet philosophical question has struck adolescents worldwide: Are there more wheels or doors in the world? On the surface, this question may seem trivial, and unworthy to be answered....

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