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Helena Van Brande

Undergraduate at Princeton University

HackPrinceton 2014: A Q&A Session With Rohan Doshi

Earlier this month, two teams were named overall winners at HackPrinceton, one of the nation’s top hackathons. The event brought together college students from all over the nation to bring their software and hardware ideas to life as they competed…

0 Comments / 568 View / December 5, 2014

Summer Vacation: Necessary Relaxation or Stunting Our Minds?

Summer vacation is a time of rest, relaxation, and refreshment. It is a time when students get a two to three month break from the constant pressure of school and homework, allowing them to pursue new interests and pick up…

0 Comments / 6232 View / August 26, 2014

On Obtaining American Citizenship

Immigration has recently been a topic of great debate, with the influx of illegal immigrants and the subsequent effects on America’s economy and culture. However, many people often ignore the flip side: legal immigration and the thousands of people accepted…

0 Comments / 169 View / August 9, 2014

Tar Sands: The Bitter Truth

Cars have become a commodity that we can’t seem to do without. Cars transport food, supplies, and people. They get us from point A to point B, and they do so quickly. In many places, cars symbolize social status. The…

0 Comments / 106 View / July 24, 2014

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: How Grades and Learning Interact

There’s been a lot of debate recently about education, including the value of grades and test scores, especially with the introduction of new programs such as the Common Core in states across the country. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind HONY…

0 Comments / 205 View / July 12, 2014

BlackFish: A Look into How Our Society Works

Amusement parks are no novelty to human culture. Before places like Disneyland, Six Flags, and SeaWorld became popular, circus shows were all the rage, and zoos were a perfect family destination. Today, we empty our purses to spend a day…

2 Comments / 707 View / June 19, 2014

Our Generation

“This thing all things devours; birds, beasts, trees, flowers; gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats mountain down.”               The above quote is a riddle from The Hobbit. The answer: time….

0 Comments / 265 View / June 16, 2014