In a dystopian future America, the third great depression drives a desperate teenager to an unconventional job interview for the mysterious company, Life Improvement Inc. And what she finds out about the company is…unexpected.
Science & Technology
This poem was inspired by the March 9 workshop “Think Like an Elite Athlete.” It explores the game Technopocalypse and its attempt to rid our addiction to technology.
How Data Science is Shifting the World of Publishing
Data science is everywhere; I learn about it in class, I read it on the news, and I experience it while surfing the web. But how does data science intersect with writing and publishing?
I discuss my devotion to and fascination with neuroscience while comparing it to religion.
An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Problem of Consciousness
We know how neurons fire with chemical precision, but can we understand someone else’s consciousness? Neuroscience can draw from computer science and the humanities to define consciousness.
My Saving Grace
‘My Saving Grace’ is about my dream of becoming a doctor as a high schooler during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the first chapter of a longer science fiction work titled “Lotus Flower.” In the excerpt, the reader is introduced to a scientist and his life’s work.
Winter the Dolphin: A Tale of Loss, Love, and Strength
have been interested in Winter the Dolphin after visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium last summer. She lost her tail to a crab trap and has been the first-ever dolphin to wear a prosthetic tail.
The Artificial Universe of Imminent Destruction: Diary Entry One
A human female refugee records her perceptions of a universe controlled by unethical robots while anticipating an attack from blood-thirsty vampires that want to destroy humankind and AI beings alike.
Respite? More like ReSPITE!
Have you ever chosen to sacrifice sleep to binge-watch something on Netflix? You might be experiencing “revenge bedtime procrastination.”
‘The Book of Extinct Creatures,’ An Excerpt
The Book of Extinct Creatures is a collection of mixed-media work for children. Through animals past and present, young readers will learn about important topics such as climate change and evolution.
Civil War: An Excerpt
In this multi-perspective historical science fiction piece, a grandmother and granddaughter communicate in order to understand how a civil war changed the world they once knew and kept them away from loved ones.
In their one and only podcast episode, Nicole and Gloria test their voice acting skills as a menagerie of disgruntled beasts (and their keepers) in an unnamed zoo.
Diet Woes: Will Polar Bears Make It?
No other animal seems more threatened by climate change than polar bears. Will these icons of the Arctic be able to adapt their diets to survive in their rapidly transforming environment?
Time Beyond The Line
An interactive piece hosted on a Java program, following a choose your own adventure story about being stuck in a time loop.