Marijuana, Ganja, Kush, Weed. Whatever you call it, marijuana and its legalization have been hot topics in the 21st century. There's a stark difference in both sides of this debate; those against it don't want to admit it has certain significant benefits, while those for it don't want to admit that while it is less… Continue reading The Marijuana Debate | Hri-Write
As I click on the orange app that reads 'Reddit' on my iPhone, my eyes widen as I open to a barrage of dark humor from /r/imgoingtohellforthis. Laughing agonisingly as I get out of bed, I scroll further down to posts from /r/space and see what's making top news related to space and astronomy.I'm 203… Continue reading Why I use Reddit (and you should too)
You know what I'm talking about, right? Have you ever learned a new word, one that you swear you've never heard before, only to find it popping up throughout your daily life for a few days after?There's a name for that: The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.This phenomenon actually works on two major premises (or psychological processes, if you will):… Continue reading Here’s why things you just discovered seem to pop up constantly
Summer's here, and that means most people will either have already boarded their cross-continent flights or will do so in the near future, so it's an opportune time to write about travelling. We aspire to travel as much as we aspire to pursue our dreams, and this a very important factor in understanding why we… Continue reading Travelling: What’s the fascination?
The last year's been pretty busy with grade 11 and other commitments, and with that I haven't fully had the chance to reflect on the massive manner in which this blog has expanded. 2017 has been a wild series of ups and downs for me personally, but even more so for Hri-Write. From being a… Continue reading Reflecting, and what’s to come for Hri-Write
While I hate to talk about such a grim, dark topic, terrorism is running rampant across the globe, and there just seems to be no end. In 2017, the face of terrorism are organisations like ISIS. So, what exactly is terrorism? Merriam-Webster calls terrorism "the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an… Continue reading Understanding extremist terrorism
I try my best to refrain from topics that have anything to do with psychotropic or psychedelic substances, but the implications of this topic in this day and age are so vast that talking about it would do more good than bad.The 'War on Drugs' was a name dubbed to the criminalisation of hallucinogenic substances… Continue reading Hot take: The War on Drugs is a huge failure
My first blog, ever, was about understanding the odds of alien life. I've gotten much better at writing blogs since then (or so I like to tell myself), and it would only be right if I reinstate the legacy of that one. We should openly admit that when we happen to be under a… Continue reading Where is all the ‘alien life?’ – Fermi Paradox and other theories
"Astronomers have discovered the first known system to host seven Earth-size planets around one star, and it lies just 39 light-years away from our own solar system." - Space.com Unless you live under a rock, you heard this week that NASA disclosed a groundbreaking discovery regarding the TRAPPIST-1 system, containing 7 Earth-like planning potentially supporting… Continue reading TRAPPIST-1 (meet the 7 earth-like exoplanets!)
The phrase 'kids these days', has been used since time immemorial by older generations to express their disappointment in younger generations. We love to talk about just how different life was 'back in the good old days'. In that regard, you see a huge number of 'only 90s kids will remember...' on Facebook, Instagram, and… Continue reading ‘Kids these days’, and Juvenoia.