• Is Our Hundred-Year Car Obsession Driving Bees to Extinction?

    The Issue at Hand Studies being done at the University of Southampton in the UK are showing that diesel fuel emissions play a role in the rising amount of honey bee deaths. Honey bees are one of the most valuable insects on the Earth as they pollinate around 400...
  • The Arab Spring: A Fight for Economic Freedom

    Many of the Arab Spring nations followed the same progression of economic success, collapse, struggle, and revival that eventually caused their populations to rebel against economic inequality and corruption. Many of the related countries began more or less as socialist states, that used the profit from state held industries...
  • Instagram and the Self: Are the Filters Worth It?

    Its 2016 and we’re all familiar with Instagram: the mega popular photo sharing platform that lets you curate your life—well, only the best parts—for all the world to see.  If you didn’t gram that apple pie you baked last night did you ever really bake it?  If you didn’t gram yourself,...
  • All Gender Restroom Sign

    With More People Coming Out As Transgendered, Do We Need Nongendered Pronouns?

    Student Researcher and Writer: Glenn Wohltmann Faculty Evaluator: Melissa Korber Las Positas College Livermore, California A large amount of the US population has been raised to think of gender in terms of the male/female binary. However, in recent years there has been a growing effort to challenge and undermine...
  • Marijuana Plants

    Weed all About It: Cannabis Legalization in Vermont

    Student Researcher and Writer: Fiona Giguere Faculty Evaluator: Rob Williams, PhD Saint Michaels College December 15, 2015 Until recently, the idea of legalizing cannabis seemed like nothing more than a commonly shared dream around a bong emitting thick smoke. This is the case no longer. Since Colorado and Washington...
  • Bike in the Sun

    Pedal to the Pavement

    Student Researcher and Writer: Ben DiNardo Faculty Evaluator: Rob Williams, PhD Saint Michaels College December 15, 2015 Walking through downtown Burlington, Vermont on a beautiful fall afternoon, one can quickly fall in love with the bustling hub of students, families, tourists and active outdoor enthusiasts. Leaves scatter the sidewalks,...