Thinker's Chronicle

Category: 2022

  • Fate’s Play –– Poetry

    Fate’s Play –– Poetry

    Fate’s Play ‘O cruel fate you lie with such versed ease You pierce my heart yet proclaim yourself innocent Tying my feet you open the cage as if to tease You dare me dream a dream of a sky so magnificent Yet plunge me back into the fog of responsibilities You ask me stone or fire as if it will make a difference When pain is certain then why these superficialities Still you insist on bitter play, giving false assurance You etch your lines on my palm then pretend them to be invisible Act as if it were a child’s

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  • Quarantine Protests in China

    Quarantine Protests in China

    3 years ago, Covid-19 rampaged into our lives, leaving a calamity rivaling no other in its wake. Thus, it’s not hard to understand why a regime would put up precautions––but when does caution become captivity? China once again hopes to enforce the Zero-COVID Policy, but the reestablishment of the severe restrictions is not supported by everyone.  Unforeseen Side Effects On November 24, a fire in Urumqi killed at least 10 and injured 9 people. The high casualties were caused by a delayed arrival from the firefighters due to the lockdown enforced by the government. This tragedy was met with fierce

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  • Iranian National Soccer Team Protests National Anthem

    Iranian National Soccer Team Protests National Anthem

    In an unprecedented protest against the Iranian regime, the Iranian players refused to sign the national anthem before their opening match against England.  echo of the dissent from back home, these players voiced their support for the revolts with their silence.  Immediately after this insult, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps met with the opposing players to lay down their terms. Threatening “violence and torture” for the players’ families if they continue down this show of support, the IRGC is keeping an exceptionally close eye on all the players during their time at the World Cup. According to a CNN source, “there

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  • Space Based Solar Energy

    Space Based Solar Energy

    Since 2021, our world has been facing a global energy crisis. We can see its effects from the increasing prices and bills since we need energy to power factories, homes, etc. The causes? Climate change, energy wastage, the Ukraine war, quarantine… This list goes on. But more importantly, how do we fix it? The solution could be in outer space.  We all know about solar panels, and how it is a more efficient way to gather energy by using the light energy given by the sun. Yet because of our atmosphere, we are not getting enough energy from the sun.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s Future After Manchester United

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Future After Manchester United

    After an explosive interview with TalkTV’s Piers Morgan, Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has been under fire for the comments he made during the press event. Since his return to Manchester United, Ronaldo has not had the same share of success he had in his first stint with Manchester United. In the spitting interview, Ronaldo blames a large share of it on the club manager Erik ten Hag. Rooted Displeasure Ronaldo’s unhappiness with the club’s performance has been no secret with sources claiming he has been attempting to move from his current club. Even though the final parts of this

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  • Goodbye Happy Feet? Emperor Penguins at Risk of Extinction

    Goodbye Happy Feet? Emperor Penguins at Risk of Extinction

    These cute, chubby, and fluffy animals grow to become Antarctica’s expert divers. They start their lives off as gray and cuddly chicks, waddling around their snowy terrain. Only one egg is laid by a female per breeding season, and the egg is then incubated by the male partner for about two months while the female searches for food. When the mother returns, both parents continue to raise and feed the chick until it is strong enough to leave the colony. A unique feature of this species is that one parent carries the baby between its legs for warmth until the

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  • Missile Attack on Poland

    Missile Attack on Poland

    On Tuesday, a missile came crashing down near the Ukrainian border in the Polish village of Przewodow, Poland, killing two people. The attack resulted in extensive damage with buildings splintered around the area, as a wave of uncertainty settled over Poland. However, the investigation is still ongoing as to whether the attack was started by Russians or if the projectile was launched by Ukraine, or if we have an entirely new culprit in our hands.  Who Fired the Missile? At a similar time to when the missile had exploded near Przewodow, Russia had been launching a full-scale attack on critical

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  • Why are Perfumes so Expensive?

    Why are Perfumes so Expensive?

    An ornate perfume is set on the shelf of my nearby Sephora. Curious, I take a small sample paper they offer and spritz it a few times. As I hold it up to my nose, a gorgeous blend of orange blossom, lavender, and musk whisk me away to a dream: a grove in a fragrant garden. Happily, I smell other perfumes. Then, my dreams fade away as I come back to the Sephora where my feet are placed, and realize that my family can’t afford these perfumes. Not because we are poor, but because designer brands sometimes set prices for

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  • Nancy Pelosi Steps Down as Speaker of the House

    Nancy Pelosi Steps Down as Speaker of the House

    As an icon, a political figure, and a leader, Nancy Pelosi has single-handedly broken history’s repetitive streak. In 2007, she said “for our daughters and our granddaughters: today we have broken the marble ceiling” as she became the first female Speaker in the House of Representatives. Now she has announced that she will be stepping down from that position while still representing California’s twelfth district. The Leader of Her Times Pelosi’s twenty years as Speaker of the House had many crucial decisions that have changed the lives of many. During Pelosi’s years as House Speaker, she worked with four presidents:

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  • Historic Moon Missions

    Historic Moon Missions

    Paul Brandt demanded “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the Moon,” and NASA responded with another gravity defying achievement. In the wee hours of Wednesday the 16th, Artemis 1 took off from Florida on its historic trip to the moon. This momentous trip is possible after nearly half a decade of preparations, but that is not to say that the ship took off with no problems. Artemis 1 encountered many issues: leak issues with the tanks, technical issues with the mega moon rocket, and even two hurricanes.  Last Minute Repairs The red crew, a team

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