Coffee and the Brain

If you are reading this, there’s a high chance you drink coffee. According to the National Coffee Association, about 64% of Americans ages 18 or older drink a cup of coffee every day. Why? Most Americans drink a cup of Joe to wake themselves up, or to resist laziness, headaches, or boredom. Coffee’s magical power... Continue Reading →

The Great Divide

Liberal. Conservative. Progressive. Radical Leftist. Far Righter.  In today’s political climate, it is practically impossible to stumble across an issue that is not divided into the hard-cut categories between the left and the right. “Leftist” issues, seemingly regardless of what they are, are immediately disparaged by those who line themselves up with the right. Similarly,... Continue Reading →

The return of in-person schooling

If I had to describe briefly our return to school, I would say that we returned with reluctant excitement. Hesitant elation. Vacillating jubilation.  Heaps of optimism, but with a fair share of trepidation as well.  The first day exemplifies this experience quite well, as I, along with the Downingtown Stem Academy’s other students, experienced what... Continue Reading →

The Vaccine : Explained

While it may seem to be coming to an end, the world is still fighting COVID - 19. Today, I will take you through a basic biological explanation of the vaccines, and help you understand how innovative this new technology is. Today we will take a look at the mRNA vaccines that the CDC recommends.... Continue Reading →

Shradhanjali : A Tribute

Dear Readers, Through my blog, I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Pardada Pardadi Education Society in Uttar Pradesh, India. I am devastated to inform you that PPES’ CEO, Mrs. Renuka Gupta, passed away on the 18th of May having lost the battle to Covid-19. Mrs. Renuka Gupta inspired me to work to... Continue Reading →

Post Pandemic Behavior

It's been close to a year since the pandemic started, and it seems that things are coming together. The vaccines are being distributed to more people, and in SOME places, the spread of the virus is coming down. A few weeks ago, author, vlogger, science persona, and all-around cool dude Hank Green (most notable for... Continue Reading →

The Beginning

One year ago.

Shreyas A Blogs

Friday the 13th : March, 2020

We find ourselves in a world where a virus known as COVID-19 has slowly started spreading around the world. It started out in small pockets in China in January. It was not yet a world wide concern, it was something that was talked about on the news, but it never affected anyone’s daily lives where I lived. As the virus started to spread to other countries like Italy, Spain, and India, people started to get more concerned about the state of the world, but it still didn’t affect many people in the United States. However, by late February, we started to hear about people getting sick from the Virus in the United States. With the virus causing a respiratory illness, some of the early symptoms included cough, shortness of breath, and fever. The virus differed greatly from the flu because it’s rate of spread…

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