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Introduction: Explaining the Future of Synthetic Biology with Computer Programming’s Past

Introduction: Explaining the Future of Synthetic Biology with Computer Programming’s Past

Posted On: April 05, 2016

If you are majoring in biology right now, I say to you: that was a good call. The [...]

The Presidential Primaries Abroad: Japan Edition

The Presidential Primaries Abroad: Japan Edition

Posted On: April 05, 2016

With a 13-hour time difference, it is easy to feel that Japan and the US are on opposite [...]

The Sir Christopher Wren Building: What’s in a Name?

The Sir Christopher Wren Building: What’s in a Name?

Posted On: April 05, 2016

If you’ve ever been on a campus tour, you’ve heard the spiel: The Sir Christopher Wren Building is [...]

Stories from Abroad: Budapest

Stories from Abroad: Budapest

Posted On: April 04, 2016

My cultural background is a bit hard to explain. Put succinctly, I am a Chinese American with Hungarian [...]

Front Porch Society Rings in Spring with March Jazzness

Front Porch Society Rings in Spring with March Jazzness

Posted On: April 04, 2016

The weather is getting warmer, the grass is getting greener, and Front Porch Society kicked off the spring [...]

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part II: Who do we have to thank?

The CRISPR-Cas9 Trilogy, CRISPR 101 Part II: Who do we have to thank?

Posted On: March 30, 2016

Last week, we explored the mechanics of the CRISPR-Cas9 breakthrough. In this second installment, I present unfortunately unique [...]

Voting in the 2016 election will be harder than it seems

Voting in the 2016 election will be harder than it seems

Posted On: March 29, 2016

Adequate representation for Black people in the political arena is virtually nonexistent. It’s a facet of the systemic [...]

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Posted On: March 23, 2016

When I was in high school, my hilarious history teacher Mr. York frequently joked that he wanted to [...]

Planting Trees in Ecuador

Planting Trees in Ecuador

Posted On: March 23, 2016

Over spring break, I joined a group of seven students from the College of William & Mary on [...]

Spring Break Report Card

Spring Break Report Card

Posted On: March 23, 2016

For some reason, graduation seems so much closer this side of spring break. But I’m still in denial, [...]