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iPhone 8, Note 8 headline 2017 smartphone releases

In this Friday, March 24, 2017, photo, new Samsung Galaxy S8, left, and Galaxy S8 Plus mobile phones are displayed in New York. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant intended to rival Siri and Google Assistant. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

In this Friday, March 24, 2017, photo, new Samsung Galaxy S8, left, and Galaxy S8 Plus mobile phones are displayed in New York. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant intended to rival Siri and Google Assistant. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Alex Elchev, Reporter

June 2, 2017

Apple and Samsung aren’t the only companies releasing phones this year. While the iPhone 8 may be the most hyped phone release of 2017, nearly a dozen other companies are set to release products. After their disastrous Note 7, Samsung hopes to relaunch their Note line with the Note 8. Meanwhi...

Drones prove to be useful, but concerns remain

A drone lights up and takes photos while flying in a dark and narrow space under a bridge at Sendai City, Miyagi prefecture on May 16, 2017. Kazunori Ohno, Japanese Assistant Professor of Tohoku University and his team developed a drone which doesn't fall even colliding with something like bridge. Drone is guarded with football-shape device (96cm diameter, 2.6kg), made of strong and special material, can fly stable even it bumping into a building or other things. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

Joel Newschwander, Section Editor

May 30, 2017

A device as small as the palm of a human hand is the subject of a heated debate. Drones have been used by the United States military since 2000, beginning with the George W. Bush administration. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States military has used the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ...

Scientists Ramp Up Arctic Research Following New Discoveries

 In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Several environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the agency isn't doing enough to protect Lake Erie from toxic algae. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, April 25, 2017, said the EPA needs to step in and take action under the Clean Water Act. Algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes have fouled drinking water in recent years and are a threat to wildlife and water quality. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

Camille Heck, Copy Editor

May 30, 2017

The Arctic. Just the word brings to mind images of frozen, barren deserts of ice, and while that may be true on the surface, under the ice it’s a very different story. Recent research and discoveries have revealed a significant change in the production of algae and phytoplankton in Arctic o...

Self-Driving Car Testing Leads to Questions

In this May 13, 2014, file photo, a row of Google self-driving cars stands outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Google has spent six years working on cars that can drive without human assistance. But the company says it doesn’t want the responsibility of building the robotic vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Anna Levin, Reporter

May 15, 2017

For the first time in a ten year race, self-driving cars are now offering rides. Google has been developing their self-driving cars for almost a decade. Their launch in Phoenix, Arizona in April is unlike any car before. The Chrysler Pacifica mini-vans have already had roughly 3 million miles on th...

Remembering the Space Race

First stage of a Jason3 rocket approaches center of landing droneship in Pacific Ocean.  Space X is one of several companies that are renewing a space races; this time between companies rather than countries.  (SpaceX)

Alex Elchev, Reporter

April 28, 2017

The United States may have landed a man on the moon nearly 50 years ago, but the space race has stayed interesting ever since. When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into space on October 4th, 1957, they started one of the longest technological advancement races in human history. Until its epic conclusi...

The HIV Epidemic: What it is, Where it’s from, and Where it is Now

Cambodian women, who are HIV-positive, light candles during a vigil in the capital Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, May 25, 2006. About 500 people, including Buddhist monks and HIV-positive people, gathered in an event to commemorate the many Cambodians who have died from AIDS. Cambodia remains the country most affected by HIV/AIDS in Asia, with a national prevalence of approximately 1.9 percent Cambodians between the ages of 15 and 49 old are HIV positive. An estimated 123,100 people are living with HIV and AIDS in Cambodia, which has a population of 14 million. (AP Photo/Heng Sinithy)

Camille Heck, Reporter

April 20, 2017

Many people may have misconceptions regarding HIV, but the truth is complex and ever-changing. HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. More specifically, HIV targets white blood cells known as CD4 cells, which are the cells that alert your immune sy...

Is Cloud Storage Safe?

Cloud storage safety has been a widely debated topic by individuals and businesses alike. Since all information is automatically saved, backed up, and always kept, its safety can be breached. (Anna Levin/The Broadcaster)

Anna Levin, Reporter

April 19, 2017

Thousands upon thousands of gigabytes of data are stored every day on the “Cloud.” Basically, the “Cloud” is a metaphor for the internet. It is a place for a person’s data to be stored. Cloud computing, however, is the actual method for data storage. It is the storing and accessing of da...

Working Out- How much time to put in

Faith Mark, sophomore, prepares for an upcoming meet early in the cross country season. Mark ran at Peffley Hills to build endurance and stronger leg muscles for the season ahead. (Broadcaster/Robert Sterner)

Elaina Joyner, Reporter

March 30, 2017

No pain. No gain. Working out plays a big part for the human body in many ways. Working out enhances one’s muscles and heart, among many other things. Many work out on a daily basis, but many people don't always know the correct amount of times to work out to get the best results. The am...

Technology Addiction

Technology Addiction

Anna Levin, Reporter

March 29, 2017

America’s addicted. The dependency on technology is more prevalent now more than ever. Addiction is typically characterized as the dependency on drugs or alcohol. However, addiction comes in many forms. Gambling, food, video games, work, exercise, even sugar are all things that can become a...

Exoplanet discovery excites science community

Exoplanet discovery excites science community

Camile Heck, Reporter

March 29, 2017

Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made an earth shattering, or perhaps earth creating, discovery. The announcement, made by NASA Associate Admin Thomas Zurbuchen, revealed the discovery of seven new earth sized planets revolving around the star 2MASS J23062928...

The science of stress

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Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

March 29, 2017

Dealing with stress may be the hardest thing a person can do. Stress, defined by Merriam Webster as “physical, chemical, or emotional factors that cause bodily or mental tension”, can be found everywhere in life. Dealing with that stress in a positive way can be extremely difficult. Acco...

Samsung Galaxy S8 unveiling March 29th

In a February 27th press release, Samsung published the following graphic for its unveiling of the Galaxy S8. The launch of the new phone will take place on March 29th in New York City. (Samsung Newsroom)

Joel Neuschwander, Section Editor

March 22, 2017

After the Galaxy Note 7 phone was recalled in September because of exploding batteries, Samsung looks to resurrect its image with the new Galaxy S8. On March 29th, Samsung will announce its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus phones in New York. The tech giant did not unveil its newest devices at the...

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