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Fear Factor: Foodborne Illness

BY MADISON RAE | SQ ONLINE WRITER | SQ ONLINE (2017-18)   The middle of April 2018 saw major news headlines filled with panic-inducing warnings about contaminated romaine lettuce. Reports of hospitalizations, kidney failure and even death circulated; yet, there were no recalls. The source was narrowed down to the Yuma, Arizona area, but even today a more…


Tardigrades: Testing the Limits of Space Travel

EMMA HUIE | UTS WRITER | SALTMAN QUARTERLY 17-18 In 2016, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported a record-breaking 18,300 applications from aspiring astronauts (NASA). It may be surprising that so many people seem to be eager to launch themselves into space, considering that they would have to forgo Earth’s mild temperatures, clean water,…


Pacific Plastic

BY MADISON RAE | SQ ONLINE WRITER | SQ ONLINE (2017-18)   The beautiful beaches of San Diego and the rest of the Pacific ocean are facing significant threats from something man-made and nearly invisible: plastic pollution. Conservation groups inundate us with images of necks and fins trapped by soda rings, whales and dolphins tangled in discarded plastic…