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Create Your Own Baby: The Future of Human Embryonic Gene Editing

BY BAR YOSEF | SQ ONLINE REPORTER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) ____________________________________________________________________________ Imagine walking into Oceanview Terrace, UCSD’s newest dining hall, and standing in the pizza line. Pondering your choices, you consider the specials—southwest, chicken & artichoke, or vegetarian. Not finding any of them particularly appealing, you choose to make your own pizza, with any combination…

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Sharks: Our Misunderstood Neighbors

BY MADISON RAE | SQ ONLINE WRITER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) ____________________________________________________________________________ “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” — Jaws is just one example of the many movies featuring a shark as the villain. With their sharp teeth, dark eyes, and nearly 400 million-year history, they are easy to paint in a frightening light. But, in actuality, sharks…

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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…

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On Dry Land

 LIAM HUBER | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) How Pioneers Left the Primordial Ocean to Colonize the Continents, And Ended up Bringing the Waters There Too Another quarter, another episode of watching the floodwaters rise from the toilet, spread through the restroom, seep through the wall, and soak the carpet below my suitemate’s bed. If anyone from…

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Oṃ

 Theresa Bui | Blogger | SQ Online (2016-17) Oṃ. The sacred primordial sound and spiritual icon. Perhaps you’ve heard the sound or seen the Hindu symbol ॐ. Perhaps, the “Oṃ. Om my god, if you’re wearing a dress, please keep your knees together. Nobody wants to see that. Om” scene in The Office: “Stress Relief”. Just like Michael…

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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…

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In-Bloom

  CALLUM ARRAS | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17)   Perhaps those of you who have lived near lakes or estuaries have seen swaths of vibrant green film appear to overtake the natural color of the water. Or maybe you’re one of the lucky few who have been on the beach at Black’s Beach or…

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For the Love of Dogs

If you have ever googled the word “dog,” you would know that more than 1.5 billion search results come up. Dogs running, dogs playing, dogs eating, dogs sitting down, dogs listening to music, pensive dogs, sad dogs, side-eye dogs, “doge” dogs…you get the idea. For some strange reason, this species of canine is deeply ingrained…