Thinker's Chronicle

Category: September

  • Destruction from Hurricane Fiona

    Destruction from Hurricane Fiona

    By: Sanya Suresh Pillai Meteorologists are now saying that Hurricane Fiona could be one of the most powerful and severe storms ever seen. Fiona started as a category 4 storm, before transitioning into a post-tropical cyclone. It first hit Puerto Rico on September 18, 2022, leveling homes and bringing immense amounts of rainfall, before making its way to the Atlantic Canada region, hitting Nova Scotia on September 24th.  Puerto Rico Though Puerto Ricans are no strangers to major storms and rising water levels, many were caught off guard and suffered from the destruction of Hurricane Fiona. Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and

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  • Williams and Federer — Forever Legends

    Williams and Federer — Forever Legends

    In the past month two legends have said goodbye to their professional careers; Serena Williams and Roger Federer. They have both etched their names into the history books of tennis. Whenever tennis is discussed, these two will inevitably be mentioned.  Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was the youngest of five daughters, and started playing tennis at the age of 4. At the age of 9, her family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida so that she and her sister could attend the tennis academy. In 1999, she won her first US Open grand

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  • Pilot Whales Massacre

    Pilot Whales Massacre

    By: Mihika Rajeev Stranded on a Tasmanian beach, about 200 pilot whales died. Luckily, rescuers were able to move thirty-two to deeper waters. However, the exposed conditions of the Australian coasts have led to many incidents like this. Many people are working to make sure that this never happens again including Brendon Clark, the incident controller. While they got some of the cetaceans to safety, the rescuers are still watching out in case they get stranded again. Taking no chances, Clark reassures everyone, “We will be doing patrols ourselves both via air reconnaissance and also harbor sweeps via vessel.” Unfortunately,

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  • Silence


    By: Mihika Rajeev The silence wraps around me like a blanket Some may call it suffocating They just don’t know how to listen They forget how precious everything is Packed with a schedule that just keeps Adding Up Few stop And just breathe In And Out Close your eyes Hear the silence A priceless wonder often thought of as a villain Misunderstood For only through silence Can we face what is most feared In a world filled with noise Silence is blaring Forcing us into our thoughts Reflecting Remembering Sticking our ears into a meaningless jumble of sound We ignore

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  • Russia-Ukraine War Stakes Rise

    Russia-Ukraine War Stakes Rise

    By: Niharika Rajeev Russia’s war in Ukraine was in some ways predictable and Crimea’s annexation into Russia alluded to this possibility. Nonetheless, the horrifying facts that are being reported are astounding to say the least. In the dawn of the attack, President Putin issued a bone-chilling warning to any and all who would dare assist Ukraine, a reminder of their nuclear arsenal and the havoc they can wreak.  Although Putin declared war first he states that “a direct attack on our country will lead to defeat and dire consequences for any potential aggressor.” While these threats may have been legitimate

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  • The Origin of Ferrari

    The Origin of Ferrari

    By: Aarush Vipin Ferrari is arguably the most iconic supercar/hypercar manufacturer, and they are recognized by their bright red cars and prancing horse logo. The creator of Ferrari is Enzo Ferrari, who started out as a race car driver for Alfa Romeo in 1920. 9 years later, Enzo founded Scuderia Ferrari (translating to the stables of Ferrari), a subsidiary of Alfa that sold special road legal race cars to the rich and famous. Around this time, racing was put into the spotlight too. A perfect time for his business to thrive. In 1939, he left his position at Alfa Romeo

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  • Weeks in History

    Weeks in History

    By: Sam September 26th, 1914 – Establishment of Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 26th, 1960 – The first televised Presidential debate occurs between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. 27th, 1789 – The U.S. Postal Service was founded. 27th, 1821 – Mexico gains full independence from Spain 27th, 1937 – The Bali tiger goes extinct. Native to the Indonesian island of Bali, the Bali Tiger was made extinct due to human activities and hunting. 27th, 1964 – The Warren Commission Report was issued stating a lone gunman had been responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

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  • The End of the Second Elizabethan Era

    The End of the Second Elizabethan Era

    By: Advika Rajeev Queen Elizabeth II, who was the face of the British monarchy for 70 years, has passed at the age of 96. Succeeded by her oldest son––now King Charles III––Queen Elizabeth left behind a substantial legacy that forever changed the makeup of the United Kingdom.  Her Role in History Queen Elizabeth was crowned less than a decade after the Second World War, but she held leadership roles even before she officially accepted the throne. At the age of 19, she joined the British Armed Forces as a part of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and she was the first

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  • Launching the Artemis I Mission

    Launching the Artemis I Mission

    By: Mihika Rajeev NASA’s Artemis 1 plans to fill in a missing piece in the puzzle of the universe. Artemis 1, named after the Greek goddess of the moon, will “enable human exploration to the Moon and Mars” as stated in the NASA website. If the unmanned rocket succeeds in its first mission, testing whether the rocket can carry astronauts, then the possibilities are past the stars. This flight is designed to test two main parts of the rocket, the SLS mega-rocket and Orion spacecraft. However, the launch date has already been reset twice. The first was due to a

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  • Sand Battery: From A Pile of Sand to Energy

    Sand Battery: From A Pile of Sand to Energy

    By: Sakshi Agashe The Beginnings of the Idea A Finnish company called Polar Night Energy has designed the first commercial-use sand battery that can use low grade sand to effectively heat homes in the winter. The idea of two Finnish engineers, Tommy Eronen and Markku Ylӧnen, came into reality in late July when the battery was officially launched. While implementing the sand battery, the engineers pleasantly discovered that the battery had greater potential than originally calculated. Currently, it is installed at the Vaajakoski power plant, where it helps heat the district. Standing 23 feet tall, this intimidating steel stilo could

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