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  • Documentaries and How to Make Sense of Them

    Documentaries are cool. You know what's cooler? Proper, well-researched documentaries.
  • Could universal basic income be the answer to ending poverty?

    Universal basic income (UBI) is a concept that has come a long way from its primitive form back in the 16th century, when a Spanish Renaissance scholar named Johannes Ludovicus Vives suggested that the Mayor of Bruges give a minimum income to all citizens of the city.
  • The Magic of Adaptive Music in Video Games

    Background music has long been a staple in video games. From the shorter and more cheerful version of Korobeiniki being played in the classic Tetris, to the sombre boss music in games like Dark Souls—appropriate music gives the game an emotion that the player should be feeling. Keep in mind, we are writing about games that are not primarily music-based.
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of University Student Needs

    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, portrayed on a pyramid, is an essential tool to understand why people act the way they act.
  • The Castle at the Top of the Falls

    I first caught a glimpse of the Rhine Falls while I was in the train to Neuhausen am Rheinfall, a small town in Switzerland.
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