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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...

What Happens When Google Innovates Cardboard

Joseph Grosjean, Editor of Photography

October 24, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

Virtual reality (VR) will eventually give us the ability to seemingly step inside of your favorite game and get a fully immersive experience. Most have heard of the popular headset Oculus Rift and have watched videos of popular YouTuber PewDiePie play various games with this system. His videos of this...

Twitter Update: For Better or for Worse

Diana Gamez, Columnist

October 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

Twitter has helped to spread the word around about current events happening around the world. From a celebrity’s birthday to “The Cost of Lower Standards for Women in Marine Recruitment.” Twitter, and its millions of users, have been there to “tweet” about it. That is all being done with hash...

Ketchup Car

Joseph Rivas, Columnist

October 17, 2015


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

The fairly recent adoption of bioplastics in the motor industry and its use in utensils has opened the doors to experimentation that concerns just how far bioplastics can go and what their limits are. One such experiment is Ford's collaboration with Heinz and their work in using tomato waste to create...

Engineering: A Curious Career

Engineering: A Curious Career

Sammi Tester, Columnist

November 16, 2014


Filed under College & Beyond, Features, Technology

When many people think of engineers, they imagine train conductors or a guy covered in oil fixing a car in an auto-body store. I think it’s about time that we change that image. Engineers are the people that help build the world around you - your house, your car, your computer, even the water you drink...

Window Pains

Window Pains

Connor Lowe, Columnist

November 6, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology

Airplanes are objectively claustrophobic. Small seats, crowded people, tiny windows. While the aviation industry can’t do anything about the seating, they’re currently working on their latest innovation - windowless planes. These planes are not flat boxes, though. Created by Technion Design, they...

Wait! There’s Two of You!

Wait! There’s Two of You!

Connor Lowe, Columnist

October 1, 2014


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

Genetic engineering. Think about that phrase for a moment. We, the human race, have finally reached a point where we can delve into our very roots and change ourselves. In the near future, we could create superheroes, entirely new species, all on a whim. However, there are those who would object. Most of us ...

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