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It’s hard to predict a disruptive technology. It’s even harder to predict disruptive technology when the industry in question produces a ubiquitous tool.

How do you possibly disrupt plastic?

From grocery bags and food wrappers to Amazon packaging and the household items we use on a daily basis, plastic is…

Mount Washington, NH // Anna Repp

There’s something about physical movement that takes a lot of soul. A lot of commitment.

I don’t think running, hiking, or climbing are “comfortable” hobbies. But you’re not going to get to the top of a mountain by being comfortable. …

An aerial photo of Fredericksburg, VA, which includes the downtown area and the Rappahannock river.
Photo credit: Harlow Chandler

In a lot of ways, I’ve spent life living in the future: dreaming about my next move, my next adventure, my next epiphany. For me, college has been a space for me to be malleable, shifting from one experience to the next—transitioning from city to city, apartment to apartment, and…

Anna Repp, GovSight business strategist. (Chris Repp)

GovSight is a non-profit technology and news company which was formed in 2019. In our weekly GovSight Diaries series, we share the stories of our challenges and successes in hopes that others can learn from our accomplishments and struggles.

This story on GovSight.

On the day the Supreme Court ruled…

Stay-at-home orders have kept Congress from being able to vote together to allow voting at home. (angela n./Flickr)

For Congress, the pandemic hasn’t just diverted attention. It’s diverted power structures and decision-making back to the White House.

The checks and balances system that Congress supports by nature of their meetings has been put on hold. Instead, President Donald Trump is taking over much of the proceedings.

Trump did…

Supreme Court. (Mario A.P./Flickr)

S.C.O.T.U.S., returning from their postponement of cases, is officially in decision season — albeit over the phone.

They’ve had to adapt their methods of hearing cases, now conducting arguments over the phone, but business continues (almost) as usual for the Supreme Court. Here’s the latest on their highest-profile cases.

N.Y.C. gun rights


The LGBTQIA+ community already faces significant challenges, but this development is particularly harrowing in the face of a pandemic.

The LGBTQIA+ community faces additional resistance as President Donald Trump moves to rewrite legislation that protects people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity while receiving health care.


Jared Kushner. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

It’s been dubbed a “shadow task force” by some White House officials, since meetings and email communications are entirely private.

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House advisor, has been running his own COVID-19 task force behind the scenes.

And that’s about all he wants you…

Richard Burr. (United States Congress/Public domain)

Reports showed multiple senators allegedly sold millions of dollars worth of stock just before news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke.

Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., resigned from his chair of the Intelligence Committee after the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized his phone in investigation into stocks he sold at the onset…

Oil well. (Ryan Lackey/Flickr)

The coronavirus pandemic has squashed demand and prices of oil, a significant stakeholder in economic stability.

Saudi Arabia Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin, leading an effort with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, agreed to scale back oil production amid reduced need.

Saudi Arabia…

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Asking questions, seeking answers. Northeastern ‘21.

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