"The Demon in the Desert"

This poem is a literary account of my intense spiritual experience in the Negev Desert, Israel, during Birthright 2012. “The Negev is a mystical place, A vast, empty space Of lore […]

“Trailblazer”

The stardust shimmers As a comet passes over. Plowing through space for all of eternity, Its magnificent tail glimmers With hope and luminosity.   As it orbits the setting sun, […]

Hydrothermal vents: the origins of life? (2008)

This piece was originally published in the September 24, 2008, issue of The Miami Hurricane. For more student news, check out http://themiamihurricane.com. Miles below the turbulent surface of the ocean, […]

Asian Carp: The Mississippi River Invaders

Invasive species abound in North America. Some, like the zebra mussel, arrived in the United States unintentionally. Others, like kudzu, the Burmese python, and the common pigeon, were purposefully introduced […]

On the Perilous Future of the Oceans

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), humanity’s carbon-emitting ways could significantly affect the future of the planet’s oceans. Since 2013, the NRDC has collaborated with 11 other entities […]

On Achievement

There is no greater honor than the feeling of accomplishment. Whether it involves attaining a goal, meeting an expectation, or obtaining a memento to commemorate some intangible victory, achievement of […]