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Spread Fame To the Games

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology

As the future becomes the present, the world has had to progress with it. Advancements in knowledge have lead to new and improved technology and purposes of these devices. It is fairly obvious that technology has its pros and cons; it is known that these tools can be used for evil as well as for good. V...

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Elon Musk

Conner McMillan, Columnist

February 23, 2018

Filed under Features, Technology

Elon Musk is a very successful person who has completed many feats, like sending his car to space and landing the rocket that put it up there. He is also a large shareholder of many large companies such as SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. In his early life, he took interest in computing and taught himself...

Zaibatsu to Monopoly: The Rise of the Modern Megacorp

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

February 11, 2018

Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology, World

With the rapid advancement of technology and business in the western world, one might think that humanity is set on a path to greatness. Already, many agree that we are living in one of the most innovative and peaceful eras in history. However, behind this bright facade is the possibility of a far dir...

Japanese Robotics Company Approved to Sell Cybernetics in U.S.

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

February 2, 2018

Filed under Features, Technology, World

Cyborgs. Once seen as a possible future for humanity, these so-called “cybernetic organisms” have now become reality, rather than a storyteller’s fiction. This January, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Japanese company Cyberdyne to begin exporting their newest creation...

The (Monster Hunter) World is at Your Fingertips

The (Monster Hunter) World is at Your Fingertips

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

February 2, 2018

Filed under Features, Technology, Uncategorized

On Jan. 26, 2018, the world was introduced to “Monster Hunter: World,” an open-world, action role-playing game for the PS4 and Xbox One. “Monster Hunter: World” is the newest entry to the “Monster Hunter” series, which is known for its strange characters and creatures. Since 2005, the comp...

Violence Linked to Video Games?

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

January 31, 2018

Filed under Features, Technology

According to Polygon, over 155 million Americans regularly play video games. That just shows how video games have become a staple of life in America as well as many other countries. Especially with more advanced video games being released, more people are drawn to them, but there is major controversy surroun...

Separating Myth From Reality

Max Larsen, Columnist

January 27, 2018

Filed under Features, Technology, The Environment, Uncategorized

The world is not always what it seems. People of all ages are constantly exposed to so-called “facts” that lead you to believe something that can turn out to be completely false. Octopus Ink It is said that octopus ink is used mainly to escape predators, or to stall a predator enough for the...

Amazon Go Is a Go

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

January 27, 2018

Filed under Features, Technology

Imagine an entrance with glass doors and high-tech gates as you walk in. A store filled with goods on every corner. Throughout the store lay hidden advanced technology, cameras, and sensors, all creating a futuristic experience. Picture people, overflowing amounts, yet no cash registers or checkout l...

Just How Great Could a Thermometer Be?

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

January 20, 2018

Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Everyone gets sick once in a while and it’s always a terrible time. As of 2014, however, there is a way to help you get better--besides taking medication. The Kinsa thermometer is one of the most advanced thermometers. Kinsa offers two different models: the Smart Stick,” and the “Smart Ear.” There ...

Feeling Fireworks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

December 18, 2017

Filed under Diversity, Features, Technology, Uncategorized

The New Year is just around the corner and with this celebration comes many elaborate firework displays. Unfortunately, for some visually impaired people out there hoping to celebrate with friends and family, it is very hard to understand and personally witness this experience. As it turns out, Disney researc...

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