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Hurricane Katrina’s Lasting Impact

Hurricane Katrina’s Lasting Impact

Fiona Perkocha '21, senior capstone project, photo from Unsplash.com It has been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina, yet the Lower Ninth Ward is still a ghost town. During my immersion trip in New Orleans, we studied the city’s systemic racism and worked to rebuild a house in the Lower Ninth Ward. I was disgusted to learn how people of color and low-income were neglected after the wake of the storm.  First, we visited the Whitney Plantation in order to learn the history of racism in New Orleans. The plantation was devastatingly informative of the horrors enslaved people faced. We immediately…
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Social Sciences Says Good-Bye!

Social Sciences Says Good-Bye!

William Yen ‘23, image from Unsplash.com Thank you all for supporting the social science column on the Quad, and for supporting me as I navigate my interests and find my passions. I am so grateful for having the unique opportunity to write and publish my own content to a large audience. As a final attachment, I’m linking below this year’s articles in case you missed any. Happy learning! The Psychology Behind Musical NostalgiaThe Bystander EffectA Look At the Electoral College Maps Over the YearsMaine and Nebraska: The Prospect of a Proportional Electoral Voting SystemCongressperson Spotlight: Jackie SpeierCongressperson Spotlight: Anna EshooMercator…
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The Pinwheel Galaxy to End the Year!

The Pinwheel Galaxy to End the Year!

Carl Crum '24 For the final Quad Drop this school year, I give the SHP community something special that I’ve been working on for the past month: the Pinwheel Galaxy! With its royal blue spiral arms, pink-red hydrogen alpha regions, and dark central dust lanes, this face-on galaxy is one of the most popular deepsky targets for astronomy enthusiasts to photograph. The Pinwheel Galaxy, which is also known as Messier 101, is almost twice the size of our Milky Way galaxy and contains a whopping 1 trillion stars!
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