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A Question of Risk: Where’s the Limit?

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

April 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

After the Westminster attack on March 22, 2017, Amber Rudd, Britain’s Home Secretary (a position similar to the United States’ Secretary of State) appeared on BBC and Sky News to inform audiences that the United Kingdom’s intelligence agencies should have access to encrypted messages, namely thos...

Dakota Access Pipeline: What You Need to Know

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, The Environment, Uncategorized

NDAPL. No Dakota Access Pipeline. A common phrase amongst people in the Iowa area, and now major news sources as word spreads of protests, attacks, and alleged attacks against human rights. Everyone has opinions on the crisis, but a lot of the time, the facts are not so readily available. Don’t get ...

Mars: A Plan for Colonization

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Travel, Uncategorized

We have all heard of the planet Mars. Mars has attracted the attention of astronauts and scientists for as long as they’ve seen it in the sky. However far away this dream may seem, it may be closer than we think; in fact, we are a few decades away from beginning the process of colonizing Mars. ...

A New (Camera) Angle

A New (Camera) Angle

Justin Kelliher, Columnist

November 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

GoPro is wildly popular for its high-quality video recording, despite its incredibly small size, which makes it easy to transport and access. This size makes it more convenient, and a number of accessories you can buy for your GoPro makes it even more versatile. The option to take burst shots (a flurry o...

What’s Next for Viners?

Mya Smith, Columnist

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

Vine is shutting down soon and many aren't very happy about it. People who started their careers on Vine and are now quite famous on the app and other social media–as well as their fans– are causing an uproar on social media. Some of the most famous Viners, such as KingBach and Thomas Sanders, ha...

Decade-Long Copyright Battle Comes to an End

Zoe Slagel, Columnist

April 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Opinion, Technology, Uncategorized

Google is pretty well-known, anything can be searched with the help of Google. In 2004, a branch called “Google Books” started up. It worked a lot like Google with plenty of information as it scanned books and used them to create a large database. Quotes and keywords can be searched to display para...

Apple vs. FBI: The End

Apple vs. FBI: The End

Zoe Slagel, Columnist

April 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

Since December, the FBI had an ongoing investigation of the San Bernardino terrorist shootings. One of the killers, Syed Rizwan Farook, was discovered to have an iPhone 5C. A federal judge asked Apple to create a backdoor for the phone, so the FBI may access the phone without the factory reset. Fear...

Biohacking for Dummies

AJ Green, Columnist

November 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

Biohacking is most commonly referred to as DIY biology. “Bio Hackers” genetically ‘play’ with genes to modify a healthier lifestyle and strict diet. The process takes place in small labs, where a variety of people come together and explore the wonders of biology. During that time, people create...

Pandora Strikes Big with Ticketfly

Pandora Strikes Big with Ticketfly

Diana Gamez, Columnist

November 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

Pandora buys Ticketfly for the overwhelming price of $450 million. To Pandora, buying the firm will help its marketing aspect, by being able to promote many more artists on its own site. This will allow Pandora users to be able to listen to great music while staying informed about their favorite artists. U...

A Memingful Culture

A Memingful Culture

Taylor Terreri, Columnist

October 31, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Opinion, Technology, Uncategorized

Adults say the internet is destroying culture, but teenagers are actually creating their own culture through the spread of memes. Memes are an essential part our culture today (and not to mention very beneficial to today’s youth) because they help teens understand politics and social issues, raise awaren...

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