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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...

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Technology, Uncategorized, World

Your future internet experience now rests in the hands of the Federal Communications Commission, which is expected to vote on Thursday to end rules requiring internet service providers to treat all traffic as equal. The end of net neutrality rules will mark a huge victory for the monopolistic internet s...

Is Amazon Key the Key to Stopping Package Thieves?

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology

Just last year, over 11 million homeowners in the United States had their packages stolen, according to Business Wire. That’s more than half the population of Arizona. It’s also gift-giving season, which is the perfect time of year for robbers to steal your packages. There is a proposed solution, however,...

Net Neutrality Now at Risk Of Removal

Griffin Sonneman-Creed, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Technology, Uncategorized, World

As December closes in, one final monumental decision has risen out of the ashes of 2017. On Dec. 14, the five members of the United States’ FCC (Federal Communications Commision) will be voting on the issue of net neutrality - whether to keep it, or to repeal it once and for all. Net Neutrality ...

Phone Photography: Tips & Tricks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Technology, Uncategorized

Pictures, whether they are of you, your friends, or even your dog, are great ways to freeze time and remember a moment. Here are some easy tips and tricks for both Android and iPhones to help you improve your photography skills. Android Tip Number 1: Understand and apply your settings. Your phone isn...

Would You Take a Ride in a Driverless Car?

AJ Freithoffer, Columnist

October 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Technology

Companies all over the world are working on driverless cars, including, Google, Intel, Tesla, Uber, and many more. Google started working on autonomous driving in 2009 and they are hoping to be able to perfect the ones they have already built by 2020. Now, almost eight  years later, Google has had t...

New Advances in Saltwater-Adapted Rice Lead to Unexpected Production Boost

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

October 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Food, Health, Technology, The Environment

The Chinese city of Qingdao is one of the most prominent industrial, naval, and economic centers in all of China. Now, it may become a large hub for agriculture and food. A research team comprised of individuals brought from all throughout China have bred a new form of hybrid rice, which can efficien...

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 ...

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