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Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod

Ben Carawan, News Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

It’s 2018, and robots are controlling our homes as well as everyday life. One of the top smart-home products at this time is a smart home assistant and speaker, with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home being the top products in that category. Now, there is a new product on the market, this one by one ...

A Unified Korea

Kaia Patel, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

The 23rd Winter Olympics started on Friday, February 9th. With 92 countries participating, the 2018 Winter Olympics is becoming to be known as the largest Winter Olympics yet. Breaking barriers, the 2018 opening ceremony made history when athletes from both North Korea and South Korea marched togethe...

The Cape Town Crisis

The Cape Town Crisis

Kaia Patel, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Cape Town, South Africa. A populous and productive international city as well as a tourist destination. Unfortunately, it is now burdened with the threat of “Day Zero.” It’s the day that many Cape Town residents in South Africa dread, and is now drawing soon. Previously set for April 22nd, but now mov...

New Solar Tariffs Imposed

New Solar Tariffs Imposed

Ideliya Khismatova, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

President Trump recently imposed a tariff on solar energy panels due to the low prices and innovations from imported solar cells. This tariff starts at 30 percent in 2018, then drops to 25 percent in 2019, 20 percent in 2020, and finally 15 percent in 2021. The main reason for this imposition is bec...

Top Google Searches of 2017

Top Google Searches of 2017

Coral Aman, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Google is the most used search engine in the world. Approximately 3.5 billion searches are completed every day and 1.2 trillion searches per year. All throughout 2017, people all around the world used Google to learn more about a variety of topics. The countries with the highest share of activity on Go...

Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Movie Theaters

Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Movie Theaters

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Monday, December 11, Saudi Arabia made a law stating that movie theaters are allowed to operate after 35 years of banning them from the kingdom. Movie theaters were originally banned in the 1980s because of issues regarding religion and the topic has remained controversial ever since. The lifting of this...

2017 Supermoon

2017 Supermoon

Bianca Serafano, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Sunday, December 3, a rare astronomical event occurred. A moon known as the “supermoon” (perigee syzygy) was visible on Sunday night; this phenomenon only happens once per year. For a supermoon to occur there has to be a perigee moon and also a full moon; A perigee moon is when the moon is at the...

Tragedy in Manchester; UK on terror alert

Tragedy in Manchester; UK on terror alert

Angelica Edwards, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

May 22, 2017: In an attack claimed by the Islamic State, suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, detonated a bomb in the Manchester Arena following the Ariana Grande concert. The bomb resulted in 22 deaths and 116 additional injuries. As people were leaving the concert, a homemade bomb went off at one...

Mystery Monday: Is Avril Lavigne Dead?

Mystery Monday: Is Avril Lavigne Dead?

Ruby Shah, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Is Avril Lavigne dead? Did she kill herself? Has Lavigne been replaced? Questions continuously pour out around Lavigne and her possible suicide. World-famous singer Avril Lavigne has a conspiracy theory circling the web about herself that has caught much attention.  Internet fans, the media, and Avril fan...

Ebola is Back.

Ebola is Back.

Hailey Haymond, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

A 41 year old man arrived at a health care facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on April 22nd while vomiting and displaying major external and internal bleeding; the major symptoms of Ebola. The diagnosis was confirmed meaning Ebola has officially returned to the global sphere, taking the ...

‘Wanna Cry’ Is Bringing the World to Tears

‘Wanna Cry’ Is Bringing the World to Tears

Bhargav Joshi and Bryce Patisaul

May 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

This week has seen one of the largest cyber attacks in history.  A massive wave of ransomware named “Wanna Cry” has been spread over 100 countries.  Ransomware is a type of malware in which the software enters your computer, encrypts your hard drive, and prevents you from accessing your files....

Mystery Monday: Cicada 3301

Mystery Monday: Cicada 3301

Ruby Shah, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

In 2012, a puzzle was released to the internet by an unknown organization, Cicada 3301, that shocked web users. Cicada 3301 was considered a “cult” or “secret society”. Not much information is known about this “cult” and puzzles are all there is to go off of in terms of information about ...

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