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How to beat the common cold

How to beat the common cold

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

November 30, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

Every mother in the world has told their kids “put on your jacket or you’ll get a cold,” and science says there may be something to the old wives tale. Though the actual sickness of the cold and flu is caused by a virus, a recent study has found that the temperature may affect how liabl...

Amazon launches Amazon Key

Amazon launches Amazon Key

Anna Levin, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

Ordering packages online could now be more convenient than ever, for the small price of people’s privacy. With new advancements in technology being developed everyday, technology companies like Google and Amazon are now seeking permissions to embed themselves deeper into the lives of their consumer...

Fear factor: how horror attractions make you afraid

Fear factor: how horror attractions make you afraid

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

October 31, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

Popular horror attractions might not be as scary as they seem. As Halloween draws near, many people go to horror attractions. This spooky form of entertainment uses science to induce fear by triggering the human fight or flight reflex through sight, sound, and smell. Visually, fear stems fr...

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

Anna Levin, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

The long debate over coffee’s effects may be finally over. School has officially started for students all across the nation. That means waking up earlier, going to bed later trying to get work done, and drinking coffee. Several new studies have found several long-term benefits to drinking coffee. ...

Are you being watched?

Are you being watched?

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

October 12, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

Your hair stands on end. Your skin begins to crawl. You feel eyes on you... Or do you? The “feeling” of being watched is a common trope in Hollywood horror films and shows. However, it has been studied as a scientific phenomena for a little over a century.  In that time, science has revealed that...

Apple Announces iPhone 8, X

Apple Announces iPhone 8, X

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

The tech giant officially revealed their yearly flagship devices on September 12, 2017. At an Apple Special Event in Cupertino, California, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's new devices. The long-anticipated iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced, along with the third line of Apple Watch device...

International Lefthanders Day celebrated on August 13

International Lefthanders Day celebrated on August 13

Joel Neuschwander, Section Editor

August 13, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

Lefties finally have their day. Only about ten percent of the world is left handed, but on August 13th, southpaws everywhere will celebrate the 42nd annual International Lefthanders Day. The holiday has been observed since 1976 by many lefthanders, but it was made official by Lefthanders Intern...

Five Ways to Limit Environmental Impact in Summer

Five Ways to Limit Environmental Impact in Summer

Anna Levin, Reporter

June 10, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

Five ways anyone can limit their environmental impact, simple. With summer coming up and school letting out, it’s time for people all over to let loose and relax. Whether it be going to the beach, going on a picnic, or simply relaxing at home, it seems like everyone is trying to get their fix of...

iPhone 8, Note 8 headline 2017 smartphone releases

iPhone 8, Note 8 headline 2017 smartphone releases

Alex Elchev, Reporter

June 2, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

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

Drones prove to be useful, but concerns remain

Joel Newschwander, Section Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

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

Scientists Ramp Up Arctic Research Following New Discoveries

Camille Heck, Copy Editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

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

Self-Driving Car Testing Leads to Questions

Anna Levin, Reporter

May 15, 2017


Filed under Science & Technology

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...

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