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Punk science: from dawn till dusk

Punk science: from dawn till dusk

Opal Savoy, Editor In Chief September 23, 2021

Greetings, fellow punk scientists! Summer has come and gone, and with it comes another round of punk science for all three of the nerds like me who live and work here in our community. Recently, I stumbled...

Punk science says,  “Shots, shots, shots, everybody!”

Punk science says, “Shots, shots, shots, everybody!”

Opal Savoy, Web Editor May 3, 2021

Let’s talk about shots! Now, I know what you’re thinking. You were hoping that this was going to be an article about things like tequila shots or Jell-O shots or some other form of alcohol consumption....

Punk Science: Wi-Fi from the sky

Opal Savoy, Web Editor April 12, 2021

Welcome to the third semester of Punk Science my fellow nerdlings! In this week’s installment, we briefly say goodbye to the sciences in order to visit its neighbor in the STEM acronym: technology. With...

Punk Science: coping with COVID

Opal Savoy, Web Editor March 18, 2021

Welcome to the third semester of Punk Science my fellow nerdlings! I’ve avoided this topic for as long as I could, but I have finally been worn down to the point where I feel it’s time to talk about...

Punk Science talks poles... the magnetic ones, of course!

Punk Science talks poles… the magnetic ones, of course!

Opal Savoy, Web Editor March 3, 2021

Welcome to the third semester of Punk Science, my fellow nerdlings! As most people that have taken a high school level science class are aware, the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that protects...

Punk Science talks postpartum

Opal Savoy, Web Editor November 28, 2020

Hello again my fellow punk scientists! For this final instalment of the semester, it felt appropriate to select a topic that would meet as many categories on the punk science rubric as possible to deliver...

Punk Science

Opal Savoy, Web Editor November 13, 2020

Hello again my fellow punk scientists! There has always been a human fascination with space. From the first landing on the moon to the discovery of water on mars, there has been no shortage of fantastic...

Punk Science

Opal Savoy, Web Editor October 26, 2020

Hello again my fellow punk scientists! Last week was a wild ride down the rabbit hole of genetic engineering, focusing on the newest tool in that arsenal called CRISPR/Cas9. Within a few days of publishing...

Punk Science talks DNA

Punk Science talks DNA

Opal Savoy, Web Editor October 8, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could change your body to give yourself a different hair type or eye color? Maybe you’ve even thought about...

Punk Science: black holes and revelations

Punk Science: black holes and revelations

Opal Savoy, Web Editor September 22, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! Last week, we looked into the tiny world of human microbiomes and their wide-ranging effects on our body’s ability to stay healthy. This time around, we’re...

Punk Science: marvelous microbiomes!

Punk Science: marvelous microbiomes!

Opal Savoy, Staff Reporter September 15, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! It’s been some time since we’ve gone down the various rabbit holes that exist in the world of science and society. In our first three installments of this column,...

Punk Science talks sex, violence

Punk Science talks sex, violence

Opal Savoy, Student March 12, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! This time around I thought I would delve a little deeper into the bottomless pool that is sex and pornography and discuss some of the cultural aspects of sex as...

Punk Science: Let’s talk about porn

Punk Science: Let’s talk about porn

Opal Savoy, Student February 20, 2020

Welcome back, my fellow punk scientists! This week I have a special topic to bring to your attention, one that is probably both incredibly relatable and also incredibly awkward all at the same time. I...

Punk Science

Punk Science

Opal Savoy, Student February 6, 2020

Everyone can probably relate to having a hero in their field of interest, whether it’s an athlete who plays competitive sports or a musician or vocalist who spins lyrics and melody into song. For most...

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