SEVENTEEN: A Kim Nguyen Dissertation

OKAY LISTEN UP HERE YALL every since November in 2018 i FELL in love with the group called SEVENTEEN (all caps cause you gotta scream their name out because they deserve your love and attention). Okay so i honestly first got to know them through a dance group called ECLIPSE (honestly you should check them out they’re really great) and the song they covered was “Oh my!” and it is quite frankly, one of the best songs in existence. It is truly what you would call a “summer-bop”. However, i’m not here… Read More


Hello. Kelly Quach here. The club knows me as the duck as my spirit animal because how close my last name resembles “quack.” So, I am here to tell you all about them. Ducks are aquatic birds found on every continent except for Antarctica. They can live in both fresh and sea water. Being aquatic creatures, they feed on small fish, insects, worms, grubs, etc making them omnivores. Ducks actually do eat rocks as well. These rocks are stored in their gizzards providing rough textures to help break down food. Drake is… Read More

History of One Direction

In 2010, five individuals: Louis Tomlinson; Zayn Malik; Liam Payne; Niall Horan; and Harry Styles, entered independently as singing contestants in season seven of the U.K. television show X-Factor.  The judges included: Simon Cowell; Cheryl Cole; Dannii Minogue; and Louis Walsh.  The judges soon determined the boys had a greater chance at success as a quintet.  Despite the disheartening loss as individual singers, the boys were called back on stage and were given a second chance, however this time they would be a quintet.  On July 23rd, 2010 at 8:22 pm, London… Read More

How I Prioritize CKI

A lot of people like to tell me I am very well-rounded, and I extremely humble myself, saying “jack of all trades but master of none.” I feel like I have dabbled in various skills but I don’t necessarily feel like I’ve excelled in any of them: from school to music, and personality traits that make me seem adventurous and outstanding. Everyone also asks how I balance these responsibilities and priorities. As most of my friends and acquaintances know, I am a biology major, en route to medical school, and am also… Read More

The Importance of Handwashing!!: A Scientific Analysis

Although people constantly hear about the importance of washing hands, they may not understand how crucial this action is in controlling the spread of microorganisms. This emphasis on hand sanitation can be traced back to 1847 when Semmelweis noticed the higher death rate of women from puerperal fever following labor on the ward handled by the medical students when compared to the significantly lower death rates on the ward run by midwifery students and a similar maternity hospital in Dublin, Ireland (Pommerville, 2014, p. 13). This lead Semmelweis to the suggestion that… Read More


The year 2020, also the year that changed my life. I joined a service club without any expectations, but soon I met the most amazing people, and I looked forward to spending the last few months of my undergraduate with them and creating unforgettable memories. But all this time was cut short by the current pandemic that has affected the world around us. The expectations of my last year of college were all let down, but the experiences were all so great nonetheless. I learned to appreciate the little things that I… Read More

Your Name Review

Your Name. The animated film by renowned animation film director Makoto Shinkai reached theatres in 2016 and became a monument to the anime community. What made this movie such an influential film? A film that would go on to be one of the highest grossing films in Japan, setting new box office records for anime in Japan. Was it the breathtaking scenery found in shots? Was it the beautiful direction of Makoto Shinkai? Was it the plotline that set a new standard in originality as it involved a twist that was so… Read More

To My Breathtaking Board

Sandra Cheng: Annyeong grandyma! An icon of many talents that has set so many trends for the club such as the famous line “the audacity”, or a wild love for raccoons and crocs. She really do be wild and crackhead but also grounded and level headed, sis really gets the best of both worlds. Thank you for pushing me – and CKI as a whole- to be the very best, like no one ever was. Kevin Lee: As our VPA, you’ve always been someone I can Lee(n) on. As treasurer, you were… Read More

KACHOW-ing w/ B.Chow #1

Hello and welcome to a small and short segment I’d like to call Kachow-ing with B.Chow! With each segment, we’ll be analyzing and discussing cars. But I know what you’re thinking, “B.Chow, I thought you said you didn’t know anything about cars?” And I’m here to tell you, you are correct, I don’t know anything about cars. So, one question remains, why would I write about two things I’d rather not address or be addressed in public? The answer to that is simple. Someone told me I should and it would be… Read More


Anecdotally, in being a hopeless romantic, I’m personally inclined to choose love over lust – but, in espousing a more objective reality for all of society, it’s best to look at the benefits and downsides of each.  Temporary Happiness  Chasing after lust is often at times, more likely to result in a temporary few seconds of happiness. Love is an enduring process that takes anywhere between months and years to ultimately achieve. In a fast-driven society like today, it’s no wonder people have less and less time to commit to the idea… Read More

Anime with Adame

Hello y’all! I am Adam, but my friends gave me the nickname of Adame (Adam-A)! I would like to impart some of my Anime knowledge upon y’all. Anime is at its essence just Japanese animation. I started my anime journey back in senior year of high school. It spawned from my interest in a show I watched back in middle school. It was the one and only Naruto! I remember watching a few episodes back in the day; however, I never continued it until my rediscovery of Naruto my senior year. I… Read More

Pen Refill Guide

Whether it’s Celsius versus Fahrenheit or a kilometer versus a mile, there are divisive ways for unit of measurements. Even something as simple as a pen can have specific sizes and profiles to fit their pens while some brands even do refills designed for other brands. Fortunately, pen refills typically abide by ISO 12757-1:2017 to reduce confusion ( While this standard is not required by law -custom and exclusive pen refills aren’t forbidden- it typically helps for practical purposes if you’re making a certain type of refill to ensure your refill dimensions… Read More

Movement and Growth

Happy National Day: Eggnog (12/24)

Eggnog is also known as egg milk punch and is a popular drink throughout the US during the holidays! Even though the origin of the eggnog drink is debated, many believe that eggnog was developed first in East Anglia, England. Others may say that it originated as a medieval European beverage made with hot milk. Source: National Day Calendar

Why I drive for Uber

If you were to tell me at the beginning of the decade that I would have a job picking up strangers in my own vehicle and drove em’ places, I would have called you crazy, but here we are. This is the core of being an Uber driver, or as I like to call the position, “Rideshare Entrepreneur.” You receive a notification from the driving app, pick up a complete stranger, drive them to their end destination, and any stops along the way. From here you can continue driving for the day… Read More

Happy National Day: Pretend to be a Time Traveler (12/8)

In a general sense, most of us do that every day without pretending – we travel from one second to another. But time travelers are special – they have the ability to move from one point in time to another faster or slower than what us normal humans can do. They can travel in the past or travel in the future. Did you know that one of the most popular paradox associated with time travel is the Grandfather Paradox? According to this paradox, if a person goes back into time to kill… Read More

Happy National Day: Buy Nothing (11/29)

Buy Nothing Day is observed annually on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s part of a movement against consumerism, urging the world to change their purchasing habits, to produce less and ultimately consume less. Fun Fact: Buy Nothing Day originated in Canada on September of 1992 as a way to protest Black Friday shopping. In 1997, the day’s founder moved the day to the Friday after Thanksgiving to correspond with one of the most popular shopping days in the United States.