Author: Tharun Vemulapalli

Staff writer since Fall 2015.

North Korea’s Nuclear Strategy is Working

The past few weeks have been unnerving in the international arena, with North Korea having conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date on September 3rd and yet another missile test on September 15th. On September 15th, North Korea launched its second intermediate-range ballistic missile over the northern coast of Japan, this time in response… Read more »

Barca’s Comeback Is Further Proof That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation

  What a night in the world of soccer. On Wednesday, F.C. Barcelona actually erased a 4–0 first leg deficit to knock off Paris-Saint Germain 6–1 at home and advance to the Champions League Quarterfinals. No team has ever come back from four goals down in the knockout round of the Champions League, but Barcelona… Read more »

Local Voice, Global Issue – Ep. 1: Yik Yak and Campus Dialogue

Debates on issues such as political correctness have become more contentious on colleges across the nation. Yik Yak and other forms of anonymous social media are now playing a bigger role in the discussion. Since many posts have been derogatory or vacuous, should anonymous social media even be part of the discourse? [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=000000&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false”… Read more »

Canned Lion Hunting: The Brutal Truth

Over the past 100 years, Africa’s lion population has decreased by an astonishing 90 percent. One lesser known contributing factor is canned lion hunting, a process in which lions are bred to be killed.