The Spectrum

New Clubs Creatively Gain Student Engagement During RTLP
Changes with RTLP 2.0
Advisories Strengthen Bonds Creatively
Jazz Band Finds Success Despite Remote Learning
Choir Classes Adjust, Remote Learning
Boys’ Hockey Chance for Success on Hold with New Restrictions
Figure Skating Team Takes Great Strides to Build Community
RTLP Causes Mental Health to Deteriorate
Lack of Structure in Remote Learning Worsens Sleep Schedules
Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Holiday Treats
Latke Recipe
November Crossword
CRISPR-Cas9 Sequences Spark Debate Despite Potential Positive Effects for Food Industry

Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief | January 14, 2021

In an era of continual scientific advancement, we are constantly being faced with questions regarding the morality and ethicality of altering the very building blocks that comprise our lives. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, also known as CRISPR-Cas9 sequences, have the potential to revolutionize the food industry–and health as we know it--but, are we ready as a society...

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Engineering Provides Brighter Future

Grace Homan, Contributing Writer | January 14, 2021

In recent years, genetic engineering—alongside technology—has been steadily increasing. Dating back to the 1970s, humans genetically modified animals and plants to create genetically modified organisms, or GMO foods. Today, millions of babies are born through IVF, in-vitro fertilization, and are screened for diseases. In the last two years, clinical trials have taken off in regards to gene therapies.  Genetic...

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