Why Settle? A Young Progressive’s Honest Look at Voting for Joe Biden

As children, we are taught to aim high. Work hard. Put in the time and effort, we’re told, and our efforts will pay off in the long run.

We are encouraged to speak truth to power. To make…

PAST: Rising sea levels and more powerful hurricanes in Orleans Parish

Mean annual temperatures in Louisiana since 1895. Source: NOAA State Annual and Seasonal Time Series.

Climate Changes and the local environment:

High surface temperatures led scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conclude that 2016 was hottest year on record since modern record-keeping commenced in 1880. …

Projected days with maximum temperature above 95° F in East Baton Rouge Parish as shown by higher (red) and lower (blue) emission scenarios. Source: NOAA Climate Explorer

FUTURE: Increased risk of flooding and economic disruption in East Baton Rouge Parish

Projected days with maximum temperature above 95° F in East Baton Rouge Parish as shown by higher (red) and lower (blue) emission scenarios. Source: NOAA Climate Explorer

Climate changes and the local environment:

While there is scientific…

Humility and Height: A Rookie Ascent to the Summit of Cotopaxi

Saturday, June 23rd

10:30 a.m.

My guide for the weekend, Diego, picked me up from the corner of Granados and Isla Marchena, the streets where I live here in Quito, Ecuador. …

Photos by: Robert Kyte and Mikko Castaño

What is it about an artist that draws a crowd? How does a person go from singing in church to having thousands of people sing along to a song you wrote in the shower? For a Toronto-based artist like Daniel Caesar, a laudable…

Photos by: Chloe McGill

While I was watching Kanye perform “Stronger” with Daft Punk at the 2008 VMA’s (and giving my laptop diseases trying to find it on LimeWire), John Mayer had recently finished playing, filming, and recording a live show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The footage…

Photos by: Mikko Castaño

Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment tap into the deep, historical roots of both jazz and hip-hop in their 2015 debut studio album, Surf. The Chicago-based quintet is comprised of trumpeteer Nico Segal (Donnie Trumpet), rapper/vocalist Chancellor Bennett (who you probably know as Chance the Rapper)…

Robert Kyte

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