The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery, the treatment of human beings as property, deprived of personal rights, has occurred in many forms throughout the world. But one institution stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade, occurring from the late 15th to the mid 19th century and spanning three continents, forcibly brought more Read more…

What happens to our bodies after we die? – Farnaz Khatibi Jafari

Since the dawn of humanity, an estimated 100.8 billion people have lived and died, a number that increases by about .8% of the world’s population each year. What happens to all of those people’s bodies after they die and will the planet eventually run out of burial space? When a person’s heart stops beating, the Read more…

5 tips to improve your critical thinking – Samantha Agoos

Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us. Some are small and unimportant, but others have a larger impact on our lives. For example, which politician should I vote for? Should I try the latest diet craze? Or will email make me a millionaire? We’re bombarded with so many decisions that it’s impossible to Read more…

The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli

¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous français? 你会说中文吗? If you answered, “sí,” “oui,” or “会” and you’re watching this in English, chances are you belong to the world’s bilingual and multilingual majority. And besides having an easier time traveling or watching movies without subtitles, knowing two or more languages means that your brain may actually look and work Read more…