Valerie Wong

Valerie Wong (’24) is a Staff Writer for The Lancer.

From beloved to despised: J.K. Rowling and transphobia

by Kylie Chen (’24), Kiana Allard (’24), and Valerie Wong (’24) | March 10, 2023 This past month, J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter franchise experienced a new surge of controversy around Rowling’s transphobia. In June 2020, Rowling posted a Twitter thread expressing that the existence of transgender people invalidated the experiences of cisgender women.…

New form of amorphous ice could solve water’s mysteries

by Valerie Wong (’24) | March 10, 2023 On February 2, chemistry professor Christoph Salzmann and researcher Alexander Rosu-Finsen published a study about their accidental discovery of a new form of amorphous ice with a density similar to that of water. Their discovery could have huge implications for the study of water’s mysterious properties and…

The melting of the “Doomsday Glacier”

by Valerie Wong (’24) | October 7, 2022 Thwaites Glacier, one of the world’s biggest glaciers, is on the verge of collapse. Some call it the “doomsday glacier” because of the catastrophic effects of its potential melting. If left unchecked, its collapse could result in a global sea level rise of up to eleven feet. …

Viral TikTok food hacks and recipes

 by Vanessa Ko (’24) and Valerie Wong (’24) | October 7, 2022 Many creators on TikTok go viral by posting quick and easy food hacks that can improve anyone’s cooking game. We searched the internet for some of our favorite recipes and have included them here.  Though often eaten on special occasions, TikTok’s trending mug…

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