by Sam Sweet Definitions for terms or acronyms or abbreviations about or for cars that are frequently mentioned. ABS- Most modern cars have ABS, Anti-lock Braking Systems, which is where brake force is adjusted to prevent the wheels from locking up. Boost pressure- The increase above atmospheric pressure used in turbocharging and supercharging. Catalytic converter- […]

Hey everyone, it’s First Gear writer Sam bringing you news from the 2018 Chicago auto show! Sorry for not taking more photos; I was too busy having a blast. Recommendation: Go straight for the Jeep course, skip the Toyota one. I got there 40 minutes before it opened, and the Jeep line was already outside […]

A Pumpkin’s Version of Halloween by Sophia Taguirov A pumpkin that changed the Torres’ November….. Now imagine me, I became a teeny little green, blob, you can say in the month of spring, as those people say. I was the first sprouting in the patch, as far as my eyes could see. I was watered […]

by Srikar Vegesna January 17, 2018 Reasons for Independence     On October 1st in 2017 the Catalonian Parliament sent a referendum to Madrid which was rejected and was described as illegal. The referendum explained why they wanted to split away and asked Spain to recognize Catalonia as an independent country. The people of Catalonia want to split […]

by Brady Rivkin About three-fourths of families in America have at least one child in an organized sport, which is around 45 million children, but, worryingly, nearly eighty percent quit by the time they reach fifteen years of age, says the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. This statistic would mean that by eighth grade, […]

by: Vivian Zhu In which a girl sits on the Sun in search for home. ASTRA has been to many places. Many, many places. Whether that be the tip of the Milky Way, or a tiny, rundown town in Africa, her adventures have always been in search for shelter. For a place she could call […]

by: Sam Sweet Everything for 2018! New: Muscle cars, trucks, sports cars, crossovers and SUVs Driverless Bolt The Mustang and the Camaro have always been muscle cars, but the Dodge hellcat is better in a line than both of them. Yes, the ZL1 1LE and GT350R are track monsters, but that isn’t what a muscle […]