Tag: News


The Power of Adaptability

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  Throughout their lives, each person must learn to take the good with the bad. In many ways, Charles Dickens’ ever-so-famous opening line accurately describes the characteristics and trials of one’s life, more specifically the life of a third […]


When Engineers Make Mistakes, People Die

On August 14, 2018, the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed, killing at least 39 people and destroying an important highway linkage. A replacement bridge was inaugurated on August 3, 2020,  but the question still remains: why did the 51-year-old Morandi Bridge collapse while 2000-year-old Roman aqueducts still stand? The […]


Goodbye, Beirut

At 18:07 Tuesday, August 4th, a series of explosions ripped through the city of Beirut. The blast originated at the port and gutted buildings, flipped cars, and shattered glass in a ten-mile radius throughout the densely populated area of Lebanon’s capital city. As of August 24th, some two-hundred people were […]