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Earbud Effects

Earbud Effects

Noah Stults, Columnist

May 17, 2019

In society today, there is a new craze for earbuds, especially recently-released wireless ones, like AirPods. Although earbuds are a convenient way to listen to music privately, there could be some potential health risks associated with these inventions. The volume of a earbud has the potential to ...

Frankenstein’s Utensil

Max Larsen, Columnist

April 15, 2019

Sporks are the most useless and uncomfortable utensil. The fork aspect of the utensil interferes with eating “spoon foods,” and the absolute uselessness of the fork portion is laughable. Neither the spoon nor the fork is as effective as just using a spoon or a fork for eating meals. The inventor of ...

Get Your Scoot On

Get Your Scoot On

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

April 5, 2019

Around town lying along the streets and sidewalks, there are electronic scooters and bikes that you are able to rent via an app on your phone. Multiple apps are available for Android products and iPhones to download depending on the brand of scooter or bike you choose to use. Despite the variety of ...

What’s Hot: The Instant Pot

Noah Stults, Columnist

April 5, 2019

The Instant Pot was first invented in 2010 and has since grown into a huge company. The special pot became popular through word-of-mouth and thousands of online supporters who steadfastly believe it is a life-changing innovation. When you buy this awesome gadget, you will use it every night to make dinn...

The Final Straw

The Final Straw

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

December 21, 2018

There is an infamous picture that has been on many different social media platforms of a sea turtle with a straw buried in its head. This picture has sparked movements internationally. Plastic is constantly polluting the ocean and the environment and affecting the flora and fauna, and this turtle show...

Let’s Talk Socks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

June 6, 2018

PhD candidate at Australia's University of Melbourne Deepti Aggarwal has created a new invention. Socks for Physiotherapy, or SoPhy “smart socks,” are socks designed with electronic sensors that connect to the internet creating better and more useful checkups between doctors and patients. For peopl...

Amazon Facial Recognition

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

June 4, 2018

In late 2016, Amazon introduced a new online service that could identify people through facial recognition. Soon after that, they pitched the idea to law enforcement agencies, saying that it could help with criminal investigations. Some small customers used it such as the Orlando Police Department t...

Keyless Ignitions Can Kill

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

May 18, 2018

Keyless cars have been causing carbon monoxide poisoning, states The New York Times. This is due to the fact that people are so accustomed to using keys that they forget to turn their car off when their keys are with them, allowing excess amounts of carbon monoxide to be released. The car is keyless ...

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

May 18, 2018

Every day, millions of people around the world use plastics. They’re present in everything from water bottles to grocery bags. It’s safe to say that plastic has become an everyday part of our lives. This isn’t particularly a bad thing for us; plastic is used for diabetics and the use of dispo...

Sticking an Ear in Your Arm

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 18, 2018

Shamika Burrage is many things. A soldier. A survivor. And now, the recipient of a brand new type of reconstructive surgery. After a devastating car accident which left her spine broken in multiple areas and her ear completely severed from her head, Burrage was left with a choice: a prosthetic ear, or ...

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