Thinker's Chronicle

Category: April

  • Warring Military Factions in Sudan

    Warring Military Factions in Sudan

    In 2019, Omar al-Bashir, the dictatorial ruler of Sudan was overthrown by two military factions and popular support. Al-Bashir had served almost three decades in that position, and following his ousting, he was convicted of crimes against humanity, corruption, and genocide. In his place, the two factions (the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF)) decided to create a joint council made up of civilians and military members until a more permanent civilian-led government could be formed when Sudan had stabilized.  This hope started to wane in 2021 when the military raised another coup against the Western backed

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  • Tips for Choosing a University Major

    Tips for Choosing a University Major

    Should I study law or computer science? Medicine or engineering?  One of the toughest decisions senior high school students and  high school graduates face is choosing which major they should pursue. It requires much consideration and evaluation from a personal level. I also went through this dilemma. These tips really helped me clear my mind and settle on a major I was passionate about and comfortable with the idea of pursuing in the long run. Let’s dive right into the 3 main  tips that will guide  you to finding  the right path that will work best for you: Discover your

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  • Meet Prime Minister Humza Yousaf

    Meet Prime Minister Humza Yousaf

    Humza Yousaf has been sworn in as Scotland’s new prime minister, succeeding Nicola Sturgeon. Many are wondering what lies ahead for this nation. Yousaf’s Background His father was from Pakistan and immigrated to Scotland with his family in the 1960s, and his mother was born in Kenya into a South Asian family. This makes Yousaf the first Scottish leader of color and South Asian descent. History has been made Yousaf’s election means that governments across Scotland, Great Britain and neighboring Ireland are now all headed by men of Asian descent. Rishi Sunak is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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  • Is the US Dollar Going to Fall?

    Is the US Dollar Going to Fall?

    For some time now, experts have been saying that the US economy is going to fall.  Yes, the dollar will most likely fall, but this shouldn’t be as shocking as it seems.  This is a part of the cycle of rising and falling empires that is well-described in Ray Dalio’s video Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order.  He shows us how this cycle has been going for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.  But how are we so sure the US Economy is going to fall?  To understand that, we will have to look at some History. Right

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  • Trump Indicted, To Face Criminal Charges

    Trump Indicted, To Face Criminal Charges

    The 45th president of the United States faces criminal charges following the investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office which started way back when Trump was still in office. The investigation points to a total sum of $130,000 paid by Michael Cohen who was Trump’s personal attorney at the time to film star Stormy Daniels to silence her from spreading word of her affair with Donald Trump from over a decade before the elections in 2016 where he ran for the presidential seat. Trump has since denied the affair. The criminal charges are as a result of the former US

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  • Brightest Star In The Sky: Death of Kpop’s Moonbin

    Brightest Star In The Sky: Death of Kpop’s Moonbin

    On April 19, 2023, Fantagio Entertainment solemnly stated that Kpop star and Astro member Moobin had “suddenly left us and became a star in the sky.” This is definitely true metaphorically, as Moobin was a unique star in the world who brightened others with his easygoing and animated presence. I listen to a wide variety of genres, from rock to baroque pop to indie, but Kpop is one that I sometimes turn to for the nostalgia and the personalities in it. Who is Moonbin? Within this industry, Moon Bin, known professionally as Moonbin, was someone who brought me to this

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  • Why Are Sea Urchins Dying in the Caribbean?

    Why Are Sea Urchins Dying in the Caribbean?

    These spiny, boneless Echinoderms live in all 5 oceans around the planet. They can live up to 200 years in the wild. These globular, unique creatures have hundreds of small feet. They are omnivores, venomous, and can even be food to humans. There are over 950 species of sea urchins and are some of the most diverse and versatile sea creatures. In the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean, these small pin cushions were once abundant; however, the 1980’s experienced a mass die-off of sea urchins, exacerbating the coral reef’s deterioration. Once again in 2022, the sea urchins faced yet

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  • The Einstein Shape

    The Einstein Shape

    Over the centuries––from cavemen to the modern era––humanity finds itself desperate to solve problems. One of them, leading to the creation of the “Einstein” shape, has recently been solved. Patterns Patterns stalk your everyday life. Take, for example, wallpapers or rugs. By using the same, repeated pattern, these items create a periodic pattern. A periodic pattern is a design where you can find a couple tiles which are repeated in the same orientation. However, the new einstein tile, also known as “the hat” tile, is aperiodic. While this tile can also cover a board without any empty spaces, there will

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  • BRICS Global Trade Currency

    BRICS Global Trade Currency

    What is BRICS? BRICS is an acronym for a group of five emerging economies that include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS group was coined in 2001 by Jim O’Neil, a former Goldman Sachs economist. Reforming global finance has been high on their agenda, and the action on it has been supporting de-dollarization to push back against American hegemony. The US Dollar has been the official currency used in international trade for years now. New Currency The BRICS collective wants to create a new common currency to ditch the US Dollar and facilitate trade. This would help

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  • Decline in Dengue Fever Cases in Bali

    Decline in Dengue Fever Cases in Bali

    Bali, Indonesia, is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. With its beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, it’s no wonder that Bali attracts millions of visitors every year. However, behind the island’s idyllic facade lies a serious health issue – dengue fever. At the beginning of July 2022, health officials in Bali reported that cases of dengue fever continued to rise. Dr. I. Wayan Darta from the Badung Health Department reported that between January and June 25, 2022, there were nearly 800 DHF dengue fever patients. In the month of May alone, more than 48

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