Literature

Bob Dylan: Nobel Laureate for Literature

Bob Dylan is an American songwriter and singer who has sold over a hundred million records with influences from civil rights to philosophy. Now, he has once again been recognized for his five decades of work. In December of 2016, the Nobel Committee awarded him with a Nobel Prize for …

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Science/Tech

The War on Malaria: Genetic Engineering

Malaria has ravaged the Sub-Saharan region for over 300,000 years, causing 438,000 deaths each year. Mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite, spreading them from person to person with each bite. The disease typically presents itself in fever, chills, and vomiting, while the more serious infection of P. falciparum can lead to …

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Politics

A Political Analysis of The Devil’s Highway

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of Daily Nova. The Devil’s Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea, is a deeply evocative story about the border conflict between the United States and Mexico. More specifically, it follows the lives and experiences of …

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Business

Launch- Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula

When an Internet millionaire promises you the “secret formula to sell almost anything online, build a business you love, and live the life of your dreams,” how do you approach it? With a very skeptical mind. However, when I began reading Jeff Walker’s book Launch, I pushed away my doubts …

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Literature

Why Reading Fiction is Still Relevant

The debate over fiction and nonfiction is a battle between escapism and reality. Fictional stories immerse readers in vast worlds with intriguing characters, while nonfiction books expand readers’ horizons in the real world. There is an ongoing debate over which is more useful for readers to consume. In our world …

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Literature

Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, is perhaps one of the greatest books on philosophy ever written, delving heavily into themes of faith and hope, all while telling the exciting story of a boy and a tiger. The story goes like this: Piscine Patel is a young Indian boy …

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Literature

Book Review: Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Pathfinder is a fictional novel by Orson Scott Card. Even twenty years after writing his most famous book, Ender’s Game, Card proves to still write with passion and imagination. Pathfinder has an original plot, and meshes both the fantasy and sci-fi genres. This book tells the story of Rigg, the …

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Literature

Series Review: The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson

At last, the age old question is answered: “What if we had superpowers?” As it turns out, it doesn’t go well. In Brandon Sanderson’s post-apocalyptic series, The Reckoners, a flash of light appears in the sky, giving random people across the world superpowers of all sorts, nicknamed Epics. With the arrival …

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Business

Peter Thiel’s Guide to Entrepreneurship

Zero to One, written by the famed businessman Peter Thiel, is the essential guidebook to aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. Short and concise, this handbook explains all aspects of problems in the business world, along with the key ingredients to create successful startups. What sets this book apart from the dozens of …

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Science/Tech

The California Drought is Killing Giant Sequoias

The years of Californian drought have begun to take their toll on the trees within Sequoia National Park. Despite being the oldest living things on Earth, many mature Giant Sequoias show signs of browning leaves. With this in mind, biologist Amber Ambrose and his team travel to the Sequoia National …

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