• When you travel after ages due to the pandemic!

    Venkata Sai Naveena Bathula
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Due to the COVID pandemic, we all have been quarantined in our houses and forgot about "travel" in our dictionary. After 10 months, I have traveled safely, following all the rules, to Atlanta to meet my brother and relatives. It was so refreshing and exciting to spend quality time exploring Atlanta and around seeing beautiful fall colors everywhere with family members. On day one, I visited one of the largest aquariums in the world, the Georgia Aquarium. It took around three to four hours to visit the entire aquarium. It is home to hundreds of species and thousands of animals across its seven major galleries, all of which reside in more than 10 million U.S. gallons of fresh water and saltwater. The aquarium is one of only four sites in the world displaying a mantra ray. The aquarium has been home to as many as five 11-foot (3 m) beluga whales at once. The Dolphin Coast, a 1.8-million-U.S.-gallons (6,800,000 L) gallery, is the aquarium's second-largest exhibit and houses the indoor dolphin stadium. The Truist Pier 225 gallery holds California sea lions. Among its six animals, sea lions named Jupiter and Neptune were rescued in the 2015 mass sea lion stranding in California. This exhibit also offers scheduled presentations about the species. The Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone contains several smaller exhibits and multiple hands-on activities, including an augmented reality scavenger hunt using the aquarium's mobile app. The aquarium also features a 4D movie theater sponsored by KIA and a virtual reality simulator that takes guests on a trip through prehistoric seas. The Sharks! Predators of the Deep is the newest gallery to be added to the Georgia Aquarium. It opened on October 23, 2020, and it has a new 20 feet deep tank that has great hammerhead sharks, sand tiger sharks, tiger sharks, silvertip sharks, silky sharks, zebra sharks, and round ribbontail rays. It features a dive cage, where visitors can be submerged in the tank. It has a wading pool where visitors can walk with rays and zebra sharks. On day two, we had great food, watched movies and flew a drone. We ended the trip by visiting the Amicalola Falls to see fall colors. Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge is an 829-acre state park located between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. It has four trails within it, including the trail leading up to the top of the waterfall.  Amicalola Falls State Park also offers many hiking trails, a guest lodge, restaurant, cabins, a shelter for long-distance Appalachian Trail hikers, a campground, and access to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn. It was a great fun trip after a very long time.
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  • Self-discovery: A luxury

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 26, 2020
    The world has become so fast and busy, that we have no time left for ourselves. Everyone hustling and chasing their dreams, which merely are just illusions for most of us. The things we aspire and the work we put in are so much more influenced by the world around us than from within us. I do not mean to say that the mainstream professions are not something to be aspired for people have varied interest. However, seeing a whole lot of people running behind such careers bothers me. They give me vibes of a herded sheep, doing what the others are doing.
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  • How YouTube’s trending tab works

    Chirag Khandhar
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Ever wondered how your favorite free video streaming website operates? From this week and onwards in this new series, every week we will be discussing the in and outs of some the most popular YouTube features in a quick three minute read. It will be more like decoding the YouTube algorithm.
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  • Salem Witch Trials

    Rushali Rajesh Joshi
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    Oct 26, 2020
    In January of 1692, when two young girls who were having fits and convulsions and were screaming uncontrollably, were brought to a local doctor in Salem Town, Doctor William Griggs, the catastrophe of the Salem witch hunt began. The doctor diagnosed the illness to be bewitchment and soon, similar symptoms were noticed in many such young girls. Many maids, slaves and, homeless women were accused by the girls who claimed to be bewitched.
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  • Live like a child, think like a child

    Akash Tanwani
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Remember as a child how you were?

    Ok, forget that if you didn’t remember. Have you ever given a child a toy?

    What’s their response?

    They always try to play with it. They don’t know to play, still, they try to play. Children always try to explore new things with full enthusiasm. You’ll give them a new thing & they will end up learning that. That’s exactly how the children are full of energy & life.
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  • My indefinite love for coffee!

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Coffee is the most underrated word in human history. Every morning of the week, the moment we wake up, the first thing that comes to our mind is the list of stressful tasks we have to do for the rest of the day, hoping to survive. This is the main reason one should start the day with coffee. Many perceive coffee as a drug equivalent that takes us through stressful sleepless nights. But this is not the case; coffee to me is an unrealistic emotion, a part of my life that I cannot live without. It does not mean I am addicted to coffee. Consuming coffee the first thing every morning gives me hope and a few minutes to appreciate the taste of life without worrying about anything.
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  • Bly-mey! A Ghost Story?!: A Review on “The Haunting of Bly Manor”

    Ryan Mendoza
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    Oct 26, 2020
    It’s that time of the year! Pumpkins on every corner. Sales in every candy aisle. More Spirit Halloween’s than the amount of in-person social interactions you’ve probably had in the last nine months. With the quarantine still in place, what better way to celebrate the spookiest month of the year than with a review of a particularly spooky Netflix show?
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  • Endless Space 2 DLC Reveiw; Home System Hacked, Pacifists in Power

    Jack Hamilton
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    Oct 26, 2020
    So last week I decided to review Sega’s “Endless Space 2” in as short of terms as possible. It was six pages long. And within those six pages one of the many, many things I had missed about the game in that review was the downloadable content (DLC). The DLC recently went on sale for only about $13, at least for all the relevant DLC. As a note, this review will not contain any content for the “Awakening” DLC; as it literally makes the game worse. I’ll elaborate more on that a bit later. But my friends and I have really been enjoying the game, as buggy as the multiplayer can be. So I decided to pick up the DLCs, and record my thoughts on them in this review.
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  • Google Search: You hum, I’ll sing for you.

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Oct 19, 2020
    Google unveiled a new "hum to search" feature on this Thursday that allows users to pinpoint songs simply by humming part of a track. Google notes that in a press release, individuals do not need to worry about their musical skills, "you do not need perfect pitch to use this feature." The new search capability is available on the Google app and mobile devices as well as the Google Search widget. When using the widget, people will first need to tap the small microphone icon and prompt the feature by either clicking the button labeled "search a song" or saying "what's this song?" Next, the person will need to proceed to hum part of the song.
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