Science & Tech's Greatest Hits

October 26, 2018

As this is the last week of The Acorn's Science and Tech, here is a selection of some of the best articles and writers for this section. Join us in thanking the editors Abby Mullen and Anna Walker for all of their work and celebrating their achievements. 


Six Quick Tips to Fight Sleep Deprivation


As the semester continues to pick up and naps become a necessity, this article by Katelynn Fleming provides both tips and facts behind the science of sleeping. 




Forest Findings: Calico Aster


A throwback to our beloved Forest Findings column which highlighted species of animals and plants found on Drew's Campus. Former writer and News Editor Colleen Dabrowski wrote about the Calico Aster, is a wild flowering plant that is native to eastern North America.




Less Opioid Prescriptions use where Marijuana is Legal


Britt Greve wrote about the  decrease in the use of prescription drugs, especially opioids, since the stark increase of laws legalizing marijuana usage.


Puerto Rico's Mangroves


Former editor of the section, Maïmouna Kanté used to write a column on National Parks around the world. One of the highlights was her article on Puerto Rico's mangrove forest, which is perhaps one of the most fascinating ecosystems that can be found in the San Juan Nature Reserve.



The Drew Forest Preserve


Read about the work that has been done by Dr. Sara Webb to preserve Drew's arboretum on this fantastic article by Abigail Mullen. 




Pre-Health Society Blood Drive


Have you ever questioned who is behind the blood drives on Crawford Hall? Anna Walker shines a light on the work the Pre-Health Society at Drew puts into organizing these events. 


Observations from the Observatory TA


If you are curious about the Observatory in the Hall of Sciences, our staff writer Fleming answers some of the most frequently asked questions we've all had regarding this issue. 





Wildfires Create Their Own Weather Patterns


Wildfires have been wreaking havoc on the American west for several months now. Like all fires, they’re fought using science to find the best way to put them out. New models are being created using satellite data and a better understanding of the weather patterns created by fires.



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