Author Archives: POMS

Adjusting for School

By Matthew Jeong In the first weeks of school, everything seems hard. You can feel out of depth, have trouble fitting in, or feel that your mind feels too cluttered, especially if you’re in a brand new place. Although most people have already started to settle in, some people have difficulty doing so. Here are a few tips for fitting

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The Eagle has Landed

By Sebastian Foster July 16th, 1969, history was made. It all started on launchpad 39A, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the Eastern coast of Florida. At 8:32 a.m., a rocket with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off and started its journey of 195 hours  (about eight days). The primary goal of Apollo 11, set by

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Ecosia: Simple Contributions

By Kate Jeong (Edited by Preston Lim ) If you walk around the streets of downtown Houston, you’ll see signs and posters screaming at you to “SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!” It’s all meant to stir a sense of urgency inside us to do something. In most, it makes a feeble “Oh, yeah, right. We should.” kind of thought- but we don’t

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The Dangers of Vaping

By Brody Droste and Albert Ferrel On September 6, the state of California mourned its second death related to vaping e-cigarettes. This is the seventh death in a nationwide epidemic that has affected hundreds of people and killed twelve. When using a vaping device, chemicals like nicotine and sweeteners are turned to vapor and inhaled by the user. These vapors

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