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New Alzheimers Drug Shows Promise

New Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise

Sanjay Palta-Hill January 23, 2023

Lecanemab, a promising new drug, has been granted accelerated approval for use in treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that harms an individual’s...

72 Dead After Plane Crashes in Nepal

72 Dead After Plane Crashes in Nepal

Sanjay Palta-Hill January 23, 2023

On January 15, a plane flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal crashed, killing all 72 people on board. The pilots were attempting to land the plane at Pokhara International Airport, which opened its...

Who to Root for in the NFL Conference Championships

Who to Root for in the NFL Conference Championships

Sanjay Palta-Hill January 23, 2023

As we head into late January, the NFL Playoffs enters its final stages. There are currently four teams remaining: the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Francisco...

Familiar Faces Atop NBA Standings

Familiar Faces Atop NBA Standings

Sanjay Palta-Hill, Sports Editor December 12, 2022

Familiar faces sit atop the NBA standings this December. After reaching the NBA Finals last year, the Boston Celtics have reclaimed the top spot in the Eastern Conference from the Milwaukee Bucks. The...

Down Goes #1: Chaos in College Basketball

Down Goes #1: Chaos in College Basketball

Sanjay Palta-Hill, Sports Editor December 12, 2022

In just two weeks, North Carolina has moved from the consensus #1 team in college basketball to a team that’s not even mentioned in the AP Top 25 Poll. North Carolina had high expectations coming into...

College Basketball Update

College Basketball Update

Sanjay Palta-Hill, Sports Editor November 26, 2022

College basketball has been more competitive so far this year. After spending most of the season at #1 in the AP Top 25, North Carolina lost a tight game to unranked Iowa State in the Phil Knight Invitational....

NBA Update

NBA Update

Sanjay Palta-Hill, Sports Editor November 26, 2022

The NBA season is now in full swing, and it’s been a lot more competitive than we initially expected it to be. The Boston Celtics replaced the Milwaukee Bucks as the top team in the Eastern Conference....

Jim Leonhard Takes Over Badgers Football Program

Sanjay Palta-Hill October 29, 2022

After a disappointing 2-3 start to the season, the Wisconsin Badgers fired head coach Paul Chryst on October 2. This was a surprising move for many people, as Chryst had been quite successful with...

NBA Season Preview

Sanjay Palta-Hill October 9, 2022

  After the first normal offseason since before the pandemic, the 2022-2023 NBA season is set to kick off on October 18. The offseason was full of drama, from blockbuster trades to exciting rookie...

Red school backpack or book bag stuffed full of folders and a variety of school supplies

Supplies List for the First Day of School

Sanjay Palta-Hill August 25, 2022

Confused about what you should bring on your first day of school? Below is a comprehensive list of everything you need to be successful while keeping your backpack’s weight low.   Backpack:...

Popular Clubs to Join at VPM

Popular Clubs to Join at VPM

Sanjay Palta-Hill August 25, 2022

Clubs are a great way to make friends, explore your passions, and do meaningful work to help others. Memorial has dozens and dozens of clubs. If you have a particular interest, there is likely a club for...

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors raises the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Warriors Win 2022 NBA Title

Sanjay Palta-Hill August 25, 2022

Earlier this summer, the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics matched up in the NBA Finals. It was the Warriors’ sixth Finals appearance in the last eight years. The much-younger Celtics made their...

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