Monthly Archives: February 2017

Interview Tips

By: Mahati Ganji, Features Writer 

Source: https://aircto.com/blog/an-expert-interview-doesnt-happen-all-the-time/

Before you speak with a recruiter, hiring manager, or an employer for an interview, it is vital that you conduct some research on the company you are applying and wishing to working with. Getting a solid foundation of knowledge about the company, the job you want to apply for, and the requirements for the job, could lead to a successful start of your career. Using search engines and networking are the best ways to attain the knowledge of the company. Once you have laid the foundation of basics, it is easier to interpret the interview questions and prepare your responses. The goal is to determine the type of questions you will be asked and how you are going to tackle those questions. It is best to stick to concise responses and put them in a story, so that it would be easier for you to respond to the interviewer. Besides doing research on the company, there are some other important things to keep in mind or do during an interview or preliminary interaction with a company representative.

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CRISPR Gene Editing Explained

By: Tim Maninger, News Writer

In the past few years there has been a buzzword floating around scientific circles, CRISPR gene editing. It is mentioned but very rarely explained in detail. Last week it was in the news because of the conclusion of a lengthy patent battle that ruled in favor of the Broad Institute in Cambridge.

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Brain Scans & Autism

By: Alexis Lee, News Writer

Statistics show that 1 in 68 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism, but thanks to researchers, diagnoses can now be made earlier to make treatment most effective. “Typically, the earliest an autism diagnosis can be made is between the ages of two and three,” stated Joseph Piven, a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. However, there has been a new study that uses brain scans on newborn babies to determine the child’s risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and has had an 80% success rate thus far.

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The Return of the Mammoth

By: Alexis Lee, News Writer

Manny from Ice Age may become more than a fictional character in two years’ time, according to genetics researchers at Harvard University. The 4,000-year extinct animal is being brought back to life as an effort to oppose climate change and to save an endangered species of elephant. This effort, starting back in 2015, is being led by world-renowned geneticist and Harvard professor George Church and his group of scientists. The enormous project has shown huge advancements, and people around the world are anxious to see the world’s first mammoth-elephant hybrid.

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Demarcus Cousins Traded to Pelicans

By: Doran Grieshaber, Sports Writer

Source: thebiglead.com

Former University of Kentucky teammates Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins were reunited on Sunday night in a big trade just before the deadline. The Sacramento Kings traded Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans for a package of players and draft picks. Cousins and Davis are two of the best big-men in the league, so this trade could either turn the struggling Pelicans into a threat in the Western Conference, or be a flop due to struggling chemistry.

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Kansas Mounts Comeback to Beat Baylor

By: Nicholas Jacquin, Sports Writer

Source: Bustingbrackets.com

Saturday’s matchup between the third ranked team in the country versus the fourth ranked team in the country in the Kansas Jayhawks and Baylor Bears, respectively, was one of the greatest games of the season to date.  The Jayhawks, who are led by one of the best coaches in all of basketball in Bill Self, never seem too far behind to rally to victory, which is exactly what they did on Saturday afternoon.

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Whales Beach Ashore in New Zealand

By: Alexis Lee, News Writer

New Zealand’s shores saw its third largest pilot whale beaching in recorded history with over 600 whales becoming stranded on South Island this past weekend. The pilot whales were discovered on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay on Friday, February 10, but they were reported to have likely become stranded in the night after their sighting in the waters on Thursday evening. Hundreds of volunteers and residents joined New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) to help re-float the whales back to sea. Of the initial whales found, approximately 250 were reported as deceased upon their finding, 20 were euthanized, 100 were re-floated by volunteers, and over 200 swam back to sea unassisted.

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Terror abounds in France

By: Alexis Lee, News Writer

Four suspects, three men and one woman, were arrested on February 10 for plotting a terrorist attack on France. The location of the proposed attack was confirmed to be Paris, France, after a week-long investigation by France’s federal prosecutor. The authorities made the arrest at an apartment in the southern city of Montpellier, where the suspects were found making the explosive “TATP,” or triacetone triperoxide, which is an explosive that can be made from powders in household products. The explosive then becomes activated once exposed to heat or friction. Of the four arrested, one 16-year-old female had recorded a cell phone video of her pledging allegiance to ISIS, and one 20-year-old male was also linked to radical Islamic organizations. The four suspects, however, were confirmed to be French nationals.

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Emerging Technologies in Meat Alternatives

By: Tim Maninger, Features Writer

As industrial scale farming comes under fire more and more for reasons ranging from its treatment of animals to its gross inefficiency, alternatives have begun to spring up in very interesting forms. Two of the more prominent alternatives, are cultured meat and improved veggie burgers. While they might have been less than desirable at first, researchers and chefs have made great strides in both of these areas recently. Whether your concerns are for the animals, the environment, or the efficiency of the process, there are plenty of reasons to look into alternatives to industrial farming.

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109th Best Ever St. Pat’s

By: Mahati Ganji, Features Writer

Source: https://stpats.mst.edu/

With less than a month to go till St. Pats, Missouri S&T has already started the celebrations. Traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day is held on March 17th every year and marks the arrival of Christianity to Ireland. It is recognized as an Irish-American cultural holiday that includes numerous parades, heavy drinking and eating, and vibrant display of the color green. While St. Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated on March 17th every year. In 1908, Rolla began its unique St. Pat’s celebration, which has its own history and annual celebratory period. As much as we all hate Mizzou, the origin of our beloved celebration is rooted in our sister school. While Mizzou may lay claim to the idea, our St. Pat’s has surpassed theirs in both breadth of tradition and breadth of notoriety.

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