Elon Musk’s role in politics This September, Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, lunched at a lavish, unnamed golf course in Aspen, Colorado. Musk was attending The Weekend— a private event with a guest list of only the most influential business and political leaders. As he sat under a tent and snacked on hors d’oeuvres, Musk proposed …Read More »
The NIL Era
Young athletes profit Larry McKenzie, the Minneapolis North boys basketball coach, spent 42 years training high school athletes. Over his lengthy career—which included several games against the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks—McKenzie secured a record six state championship titles. Nonetheless, the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame member announced in July that he’s decided to “hang up the whistle”. The news came …Read More »
Environmental effects of the metaverse
Creating a virtual world may wreak havoc on the real one Jennifer Lopez is engaged to Ben Affleck. Britney Spears is finally free from her conservatorship. In some ways, this year is a rerun of the early 2000s. Nevertheless, Big Tech is solely fixated on the future. Apple, Google, Microsoft, …Read More »
Cryptocurrency’s contribution to climate change
How the rise of crypto is harming the environment Combine the yearly energy consumption of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—“mining” Bitcoin consumes more. Calculate the electricity expended yearly by the entire state of Washington—“mining” Bitcoin expends more. Total the power used by an average American household over 72 days— “mining” …Read More »
Book a flight!
Is the commercialization of space travel worth the costs? On July 20, 1969, over 600 million people were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. With their enormously popular lunar broadcast, Armstrong and Aldrin effectively declared the United States victorious in the …Read More »
Are sustainable cars truly sustainable?
The complicated effects of electric cars on the environment Tesla’s high-powered, lithium battery cells are seemingly a feat of engineering. In a compact 46 by 80 mm cylinder, electrons propel the increasingly popular vehicles up to 300 miles with a single charge—all while releasing zero tailpipe emissions. But, what does …Read More »
News of the weird
From flying turtles to lego burglary, crazy news from around the world Unprecedented— the unforeseen buzzword of 2020 and 2021— properly characterizes the majority of this past year. However, the pandemic isn’t the only thing that could be seen as unprecedented—recent news has proven to fit the term as well. …Read More »
Patriotism: what does it mean to “love one’s country”?
Debating ‘patriotism’ in a changing America Across the country hundreds of thousands of students marched in the 1960s, taking the streets to protest various figures: the draft, President Johnson, President Nixon, and the Pentagon. Nevertheless, they were all standing in solidarity against one common target: America’s role in the Vietnam …Read More »
Masks and winter sports
Balancing science and common sense On January 4, high school teams were allowed to begin practice for a heavily restricted winter sports season, with competitions having started on January 14. Updated guidelines have been released in attempts to mitigate the virus, requiring face coverings for all participants during both practice …Read More »
Redhawks (at home) Online: December 7 – 11
Online school continues As Coronavirus cases continue to surge, Minnehaha students tackle their second week of online school. In addition to school work, students have been keeping busy by doing a variety of different activities. From cross country skiing to taking a trip to Arizona, many have found ways to …Read More »