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Phillip An

Undergraduate at the California Institute of Technology

6 Tech Trends That Will Dominate 2015

1. Wearable Tech The Moto360 Android Smartwatch While still reserved for “early adopters,” wearables — including smartwatches and smart glasses —will become the next battleground for gadget Goliaths like Samsung, Apple, Google and Microsoft. As the name suggests, wearables refers to…

0 Comments / 175 View / January 21, 2015

Science Citizenry: One of the Largest Innovations of the Century

Because of the increasing accessibility in the social-media dominated and technologically-connected contemporary world, a novel power is placed in hands of everyday citizens. Knowledge, education, and information are literally only a click away. While these truths may seem obvious –…

0 Comments / 99 View / September 27, 2014

Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals

“Why would you ever want to major in business?” my friend interrogated me after I shared my potential major, “It’s such a blow off and you won’t have a soul.” Shocked, I did not know how to respond to such…

0 Comments / 113 View / September 16, 2014

Better than the iPhone? Xiaomi: The Smartphone for the People

A prominent event in every technology enthusiast’s agenda, the release of this iPhone 6 this month, is rumored to be among the largest events in Smartphone history. Already, internet blogs and discussion pages speculate about its size (4.7’’ or 5.0’’…

4 Comments / 521 View / September 10, 2014

The Long-Term Solution to ISIS

In a scene depicted in the Tom Hanks movie Charlie Wilson’s War, Congressman Wilson unsuccessfully pleads with Congress to build schools and improve conditions for people in Afghanistan after the Soviet Union left Afghanistan in the late 1980s. He foreshadows…

1 Comment / 182 View / September 6, 2014

The Silent Minority: Unexamined Racial Discrimination in Contemporary America

Outrage at the recent events in Ferguson has induced a miniature revolution of sorts, changing attitudes and headlines alike. However, as I scrolled through my daily dose of news, an article on the Washington Post caught my eye. Titled “Three…

4 Comments / 2869 View / September 1, 2014

How We Destroy the Scientists of Tomorrow

Go to any college admission session and ask, “What activity is most impressive that a high aspiring science or engineering student can do for college admissions?” For those that do get an answer, the response will overwhelmingly be the same:…

4 Comments / 788 View / August 28, 2014

How a Professor Got Fired Over His Twitter

In our contemporary society dominated by social media, websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have become the new norm to expressing impassioned opinions about everything, ranging from the hottest new gadgets to views on politics. However, the recent firing…

5 Comments / 300 View / August 20, 2014

Rihanna: Singer, Producer, Expert in Contemporary Palestinian Foreign Policy

Read the following headlines: “Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire” “The Obama administration is furious with Israel” “Israel resumes attacks on Gaza” The spate of recent news on Israel’s conflict against Hamas has taken over newsstands and social media…

1 Comment / 143 View / August 15, 2014