Thinker's Chronicle

Category: January

  • A Look Inside the Royal Family: “Spare”

    A Look Inside the Royal Family: “Spare”

    On January 10, 2023, Prince Harry’s vivid and shocking memoir “Spare” was released. Detailing stories from the death of his mother, the late Princess Diana, the Prince weaves memories made of pain and duty. Frequently addressing how his mother’s passing impacted his behaviors, thoughts, and perspective regarding his role in the royal family, Prince Harry recalled his school year days when he believed his mother was still alive and had staged her death. “Her life’s been miserable, she’s been hounded, harassed, lied about, lied to. So, she staged an accident as a diversion and ran away. The realization took my

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  • Book Review: Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander

    Book Review: Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander

    Being stuck inside the house for days on end, completing work online, and less socialization became a part of all our lives as the pandemic began and went underway. Even before the pandemic began, however, there were many people already living this lifestyle of reclusivity to varying degrees in our age of technology and convenience. For the main character of the book Meredith, Alone named Meredith Maggs, who from 2016 to 2019, hadn’t left her house for over 1,000 days, this was an unfortunate reality. This 2022 release reflected many people’s behavior during these unprecedented times, and approached the topics

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  • Turmoil of Twitter

    Turmoil of Twitter

    Twitter. Since its founding in 2006, its been used as a titular tool by politicians, corporations, and individuals to express their personal opinions, real-world news, and a platform to keep up-to-date on concurrent world events. Twitter may not be as well established in the age of the Big Four––Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google––but it has been an innovation to reckon for, with over 1.3 billion Twitter accounts.  On paper, Twitter may seem as the perfect Silicon Valley dream, with its iconic blue bird (named Larry the bird) tweeting on an estimated 6,000 tweets per second. However, as we dive deeper

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  • The Passing of Soccer Legend Pelé

    The Passing of Soccer Legend Pelé

    Across the world, people light candles, hold banners and pictures, and hold their heads in silence to grieve the loss of one of the world’s greatest soccer legends: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, more commonly known as Pelé. Known as one of the most influential and impactful soccer figures, his death has resulted in a wave of messages from the public and the sports world alike as people come to honor his legacy.  How did he die? Pelé had been receiving treatment for several years for colon cancer. However, he had been admitted to the hospital a few weeks before his

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  • The Fall of the “King of Toxic Masculinity”

    The Fall of the “King of Toxic Masculinity”

    On December 29, 2022, famous kickboxer Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania for charges of human trafficking and rape, along with his brother, Tristan Tate. This has sparked a massive amount of controversy, as the celebrity’s large number of social media followers make their opinions heard.  Who is Andrew Tate?  Andrew Tate is a British-American kickboxer. He started in 2007 and has won many international titles since then before retiring to Romania. However, what truly brought many critics to believe that he is a part of this case is his long history of misogyny. He has constantly supported the “manosphere,”

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  • Introducing the Newest and Most Contagious COVID-19 Variant: XBB.1.5

    Introducing the Newest and Most Contagious COVID-19 Variant: XBB.1.5

    Before trudging into year three of the pandemic, there seemed to be a glimmer of hope that the end would be near and humanity had finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, COVID-19 happens to have a different agenda with Omicron. Omicron, a milder yet more contagious variant compared to Delta, has been the leading strain of the virus for over a year now. Symptoms Omicron causes symptoms similar to a common cold or allergies, coupled with possible fever, malaise, headache, fatigue, etc. Loss of smell and taste are less common, and general symptoms seem to

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  • Autism Diagnosis Test

    Autism Diagnosis Test

    Autism is a neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder that typically appears in the first three years of a child’s life. “Spectrum” indicates that different people have varying degrees of severity. Autism is unique to each person, and each person has their own set of symptoms, difficulties, and treatments. They also have their own set of abilities and strengths.  Diagnosis & Early Intervention Characterization and diagnosis of Autism has been clarified over the years. Previously, Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD-NOS fell under different branches of developmental disorders as Autism; although, the DSM-5 no longer diagnoses them as separate disorders and instead recognizes them as

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