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The soaring popularity of sci-fi in modern culture

Clare Gehlich, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor November 19, 2023
Due to renewed interest in cutting-edge technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and increased Internet accessibility — which generates climate change awareness — the desire for escapism has impacted the rise of the science fiction (sci-fi) genre.
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Brightspace: An easy-to-use option for simplified learning

Xingling Yu November 19, 2023
Among the many educational platforms, I see Brightspace as the better option for organizing and presenting course information compared to alternatives like Blackboard or Google Classroom. Even amidst faculty and student feedback, the recently implemented platform proves its worth.
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How harmful is 5G really?

Samantha Rutt November 19, 2023
An innovation in connectivity, the fifth-generation mobile network (5G) has generated excitement and controversy in equal measure. While it promises faster internet speed and a more connected world, concerns have arisen regarding its potentially harmful effects on life as we know it. 
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How AI can improve sustainability in fashion

Emily Chao November 19, 2023
Although there are many concerns over how artificial intelligence (AI) will encroach on the livelihood of arts and creativity, there are some areas in which implementing AI can be beneficial, such as in the creation of environmentally-sustainable decisions in the fashion industry for both consumers and producers. 
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