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Nationwide, STEM-related courses and activities have given both males and females more opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However, statistics have shown that though there are more women in the workforce than ever before, men make up most of the workforce when it comes to STEM-related careers. A 2009 study showed that while females and male…

Last week Taylor Swift released her long-awaited album, "reputation." Her sixth studio album took three years to be released, the longest time she has gone between albums. Her usual cycle was every two years for a new album. Swift stayed out of the limelight for year while working on "reputation." In August, Swift deleted all posts on all of her social media with no exp…

Gun control. It is an extremely controversial issue – some people want to place restrictions on the sale and use guns in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, while others argue that guns are a right of the American people that should not be violated. In the wake of the recent Texas church massacre, the United States came together to mourn. However, many people seem to …

Last Saturday, Nichols School hosted Buffalo’s First Thanksgiving. The school opened its doors to dozens of refugee families and served them a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Journey’s End Refugee Services, a Buffalo organization that resettles refugees, has organized First Thanksgiving for several years. "It started to show the people we serve what Thanksgiving for us is…

Kelsea Ballerini’s sophomore album, "Unapologetically," which was released last week, covers all topics from a major breakup to her career taking off. The album consists of 12 country songs, four of which were released before the album came out. Her latest release, "Miss Me More," tells a story about what it’s like after breaking up with someone. She feels as if she woul…

"Man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills," a quote from Arthur Schopenhauer, is the epigraph that perfectly opens John Green’s beautiful novel "Turtles All the Way Down." "Turtles All the Way Down" is the bittersweet story of 16-year-old Aza Holmes, who, along with her best friend, Daisy, is determined to locate a fugitive billionaire, all while coping …

Mount St. Mary’s Academy brings the timeless musical classic "42nd Street" to life in it’s own unique way this weekend. Facing countless obstacles, the main character of "42nd Street," Peggy Sawyer, works to advance in the tough world of show business, struggling to make herself known in any way she can. Along the way, she meets the many characters that inhabit the world …

When 12-year-old singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal stepped onto the "America’s Got Talent" stage for her infamous 2016 audition, she had no idea what was in store for her. VanderWaal was given high praise from the judges, including a notable Taylor Swift comparison from judge Simon Cowell, and the Golden Buzzer from judge Howie Mandel. She went on to win the NBC show’s 1…

In 1972, under the Educational Amendments, a federal law was passed that prevented any person in the United States, on the basis of sex, to be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Under Title IX, public schools are legally required to prov…

This Veterans Day, on Saturday, thanking a veteran for their service should be the last thing on your mind. Many of our nation’s heroes do not know how to respond to this attention. From every war, there are those who bravely fought to make it back to their friends and family, but they do not always return whole. Some have lost arms or legs, the cost of the dangerous wor…

Students from 16 local schools came together last Saturday to compete in the Moog Regional Rocketry Challenge. This competition included two rocket launches for each team as well as some prizes at the end of the day. But the Moog competition was more than just one day of rocket launches. Over the past month and a half, competing schools have built rockets from scratch. …

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Playing sports can be physically taxing, so athletes often lift weights to improve their strength and power. While weight training is safe and beneficial for adults, some people question its safety for young people. Some adults fear that weight training in childhood or adolescence will stunt growth or lead to injuries. But many local experts say these fears are, for the…

How do you explain a topic as complicated and misunderstood as math to the general public? Professor Eugenia Cheng’s answer was to write a book about math using baking as a means of explaining fairly complex mathematical concepts. While baking is in its own sense a challenging skill, Cheng uses basic ideas about things like the methods of mixing certain ingredients to co…

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From niche market to global phenomenon, eSports is changing the way we think about sports. Despite the rapid growth of eSports in recent years, many people are either unaware of or confused by the concept of competitive gaming. eSports are competitive multi-player video games typically played by professional gamers. Similar to traditional professional sports, the term eS…

"The Epic Crush of Genie Lo," written by F.C. Yee, is a spectacular young adult novel packed with action, adventure and an underlying romance. Between the use of rich Chinese folklore and witty banter, Yee’s debut novel is sure to grab readers, and keep them on the edge of their seats. The inclusion of a strong, female heroine is a refreshing take on modern literature, a…