articles from our past print journals


From Transplant Organs to Interspecies Chimeras: An Interview with Dr. Jun Wu

BY BAR YOSEF| SQ ONLINE WRITER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) ____________________________________________________________________________ In the January 26, 2017 issue of Cell, Salk Institute scientists reported on their breakthroughs in interspecies chimeras. Chimeras are organisms with organs of different species. The paper, whose first author is staff scientist Dr. Jun Wu, featured explanations of the scientists’ success in growing a…


Not Just Being Scent O’Mental: Leave La Jolla’s Sea Lions Alone

By Sharada Saraf | SQ Online Reporter | SQ Online (2016-2017) ________________________________________________________________________________________ For years, La Jolla Cove’s striking sea life and beautiful scenery has drawn thousands of visitors from across the world to California. However, some animals that make the cove their home have been increasingly seen as unwelcome and inconvenient by the residents of La Jolla. Perhaps…


Mutations: The Key to Ebola’s Exponential Rise

By Sharada Saraf | SQ Online Reporter | SQ Online (2016-2017) ________________________________________________________________________________________ With winter quarter in full swing, you might find yourself reflecting on your performance from last quarter. Perhaps you’re rewarding yourself on your successful time management with a well-earned burrito from Goody’s. Or maybe you’re cursing your unrelenting procrastination while continuing to procrastinate. Yet, as you…


Anxious Adolescents: Changes in Teen’s Genes Induce Mental Illness

By Bar Yosef | SQ Online Reporter | SQ Online 2016-2017 ____________________________________________________________________________ We are often told that college will be “the best time of our lives.” And many students enjoy the newfound freedom, but college can also be hard. According to the American College Health Association, more than half of college students nationwide feel overwhelming…


Superfoods to the Rescue

 Theresa Bui | Blogger | SQ Online (2016-17) Let’s talk about your diet. Not the restrictive calorie-counting, carb-limiting, protein-maximizing ones. Just your regular day-to-day eating habits. Personally, my dietary genre would best be described as a pre-teen at midnight. I am an absolute Hot Cheetos junkie. However, I am trying to improve my diet because I feel…