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Ben Brown

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor

Ben Brown became a journalist for The Tower in 2021, reporting on a range of topics his first year, and honing in on commentary of the current state of democracy and autonomy in the current national and global political climate. He is a co-creator and co-producer of the broadcast “The Tower’s Two-Knights Show” in 2022 with fellow staff member Summer Hu, who are both currently working to grow the broadcast into a full team. After two years as a staff writer, Ben joins The Tower for his third year as the Graphics Editor.  

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At the quantum level, fusion occurs when isotopes of hydrogen (deuterium and tritium) fuse together by chance as they move incredibly fast thanks to the thermoenergy from the plasma’s temperatures (hotter than the center of the sun). Then, this resulting fused compound can break apart into its stablest form: a helium atom and a neutron. In this refiguration, an incredible amount of thermal-kinetic energy is released (in neutron form) due to the stability of helium, proved in Albert Einstein’s E = mc2 equation.

The Future Lies in Fusion

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
January 22, 2024
An estimated 7% of U.S. food waste — or four million tons annually — is contributed by consumers throwing out foods due to “confusion” regarding food labels, a study by ReFED found.

Expiration Dates: Spoiled

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
October 20, 2023
It was here, on the second story of the old, 1874 State Capitol Building, when some of California’s top lawmakers finally registered that Proposition 64, the marijuana legalization bill they conceived, would become a law. Of course, it would take years from that 2016 night, and a sharp increase in marijuana use amongst children, for them to fully comprehend the weight of their actions.

Legalizing Marijuana: Not So Dope

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
August 23, 2023
Teams, like the Boys Varsity Soccer Team, have the addition of comradery and support, which make group effort essential to success in competition.

Which Team Are You On?

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
May 25, 2023
Democracy is a fragile being, especially in the United States — a nation with a rich history of political engagement. A recent example of this fragility is the January 6 United States Capitol attack, where supporters of former President Trump tried to reverse a democratic election to keep Trump in office

We Hold These Truths to Be…

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
May 1, 2023
Despite being the first ever partnership, the All Girls STEM Society and Cyber Assist – two tech based service clubs at Bishop’s – put on an engaging event at the Circuitry and Hardware Workshop at Mission Valley Library on Saturday, February 18, which turned out to be a huge success in helping underprivileged youth in San Diego get their hands on tech.

Bringing Girls into STEM

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
February 23, 2023
Following Democrats criticism of Trumps possession of classified documents, classified documents were found at President Biden’s former office and his Wilmington, Delaware, home. This has sparked widespread debate over Democrats’ hypocrisy, how the Department of Justice (DOJ) should handle it, and if President Biden should face punishment.

Biden’s Classified Document Controversy

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
February 17, 2023
Students can learn in many ways, such as through discussion, taking notes, and preparing for tests. However, the methods used to learn can vary from teacher-to-teacher, and class-to-class.

Grades Are Out

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
December 21, 2022
Following Nancy Pelosi’s visit with Taiwanese President  Tsai Ing-wen, China held its biggest-ever show of military force in the air and seas around Taiwan. This included firing several waves of missiles over the Taiwan Strait, which hit targets in the waters encircling Taiwan.

Taiwan: Democracy Under Fire

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
November 14, 2022
Roger Federer, 41, has had a dominant yet graceful presence in tennis for 20 years, and is assumed to be the greatest male tennis player ever along with Nadal and Djokivic: all in the same generation. But on September 15, 2022, he announced his retirement from the game, marking the closing of a generation.

Handing Over the Reins

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
October 27, 2022
Bishops student group CSI prepare and serve dinners for the homlesss community in Pasific Beach, servise groups like CSI help serve the homlesss comunity nationwide to help combat hunger

Homeless and Hungry

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
December 20, 2021
One Season, Three Mindsets

One Season, Three Mindsets

Ben Brown, Graphics Editor
October 16, 2021
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