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Why Bots Aren’t the Future Just Yet

Why Bots Aren’t the Future Just Yet

Josh Joseph, Lifestyle Writer

June 12, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

After the advent of the modern smartphone over the past five years or so, tech giants have been struggling to find the next paradigm-shifting technology to hit the marketplace. Previously, wearables, virtual reality, and 4K have all been declared to be the next big thing, but so far, all of these categories...

Year in Review: The Freshman Experience

Year in Review: The Freshman Experience

Rebecca LaManna, Opinion Writer

June 6, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

When the thought of high school crosses the mind, one imagines an elite social hierarchy in which seniors rule the school.  Those that adhere to this mindset dream of the day in which they, too, will oversee the kingdom and soon pass on to college; however, some are further from accepting this role than o...

Promposing: A New American Sport

Promposing: A New American Sport

Cheyenne Madrid, Guest Contributor

May 17, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...prom season. It’s a time where boys put on nice clothes and, for a month or two, act like decent human beings in order to sway the answer from “definitely not” to “YES I’LL GO TO PROM WITH YOU.” And meanwhile on the other side of that, the gir...

My First Hour With the New iPad Pro

My First Hour With the New iPad Pro

Josh Joseph, Arts and Entertainment Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I went out and bought the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro from the local Apple Store. But one hour in, I'm now a true believer. Here's why. The first thing I noticed about my new iPad was the screen. From the moment I turned the device on, there was a noticeable differenc...

Teenagers + Ignorance= Unsuccessful Future Job?

Teenagers + Ignorance= Unsuccessful Future Job?

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Answer this simple question: what would you like to become in the future? Perhaps you will be an accountant, politician, manager, cashier, doctor, veterinarian, pharmacist, nurse, scientist, mechanical engineer, computer programmer, secretary, judge, lawyer, architect, plumber, mason, or an electrician. Th...

Managing Stress During Finals

Managing Stress During Finals

Tiffany Chuen and Rachel Vaughan

April 5, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s officially spring, which means the impending week of doom (you know, the one with all the finals and Regents) is almost among us, not to mention the additional AP exams that some of us will be burdened with. It’s important to be able to manage your stress so you don’t collapse under the pres...

Study Tips To Ace Your Way Through Finals Week

Study Tips To Ace Your Way Through Finals Week

Rachel Vaughan and Tiffany Chuen

April 4, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

In a time where APs, finals and Regents are around the corner, it’s vital to stay on top of studying to achieve the highest grades possible. Here are some tips to keep in mind as we near the most dreaded time of the year. Chewing gum is great for you teeth and, surprisingly, for memory. When gu...

Apple’s New Night Shift Feature Gives Your Eyes a Rest

Josh Joseph, Lifestyle Writer

March 20, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

In the coming weeks, Apple will release iOS 9.3, a brand new version of their mobile operating system. The update brings a few changes to Apple's user experience, including fingerprint protection for Notes and customization improvements for the News app. However, the most exciting feature of iOS 9.3 is ...

The Best Phones of Mobile World Congress 2016

The Best Phones of Mobile World Congress 2016

Josh Joseph, Lifestyle Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Every year, some of the biggest names in tech gather in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. This year, we saw new phones from Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and others. The Samsung Galaxy S7 was undoubtedly the biggest announcement of MWC. The S7 is the next version of Samsung's flagship smartphone, a...

Will Apple’s iPhone 7 Say Goodbye to the Headphone Jack?

Will Apple’s iPhone 7 Say Goodbye to the Headphone Jack?

Josh Joseph, Lifestyle Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

Lately, the Internet has been abuzz about the potential removal of the 3.5 mm jack, but what does this actually mean for consumers? Apple has had a history of removing legacy technologies. In 1998, despite the popularity of floppy disks, Apple replaced the floppy drive on the original iMac with an optic...

Can Google’s Pixel C Match Its Competitors?

Can Google’s Pixel C Match Its Competitors?

Josh Joseph, Lifestyle Writer

December 21, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

The Pixel C marks a new direction for Google. Never before has the company designed both the hardware and software of an Android device. The Pixel C also brings Android to a new category of devices -- productivity tablets. The question is: How does an Android productivity tablet stack up against competi...

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