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Scholarship money for playing video games

Scholarship money for playing video games

Reagan Rude, Cutting Edge Writer

December 11, 2018


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All of those all-nighters (and all-dayers) spent playing video games can finally pay off...literally. Being a skilled video gamer no longer gets you just street cred, colleges are now offering scholarships for video gaming. Playing video games against other people is nothing new. This has been a popul...

New moon, and we are not talking about ‘Twilight’

New moon, and we are not talking about ‘Twilight’

Shayan Malik, Cutting Edge Editor

December 11, 2018


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For China, one moon was not enough. In October, Wu Chunfeng, the chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute, announced plans to launch an "artificial moon" in 2020.   Chenfeng said that the point of the fake moon, an illumination satellite, was t...

Taking out the trash

Taking out the trash

Shayan Malik, Cutting Edge Editor

December 11, 2018


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Do you ever wonder where that last piece of trash that you just threw away actually went? The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic each year and 14 billion pounds of garbage is annually dumped into the ocean.   As of today, there are 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating ar...

Technology addiction

Technology addiction

Reagan Rude, Cutting Edge Writer

December 11, 2018


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“Kids these days always have their faces glued to their phones.” We have all heard an older relative say this at some point. But are they wrong? Technology has become an essential part of our everyday lives. We use it to communicate with our family and friends, navigate car trips, and for entertainmen...

The Dot

The Dot

Shayan Malik, Cutting Edge Editor

October 5, 2018


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Many of us take our vision for granted and do not realize the struggles of the visually impaired. Today, there are an estimated 253 million visually impaired people in the world. Not only do these individuals have a difficult time navigating outside the spaces that they are accustomed to, but th...

Should technology be used in classrooms?

Should technology be used in classrooms?

Reagan Rude, Cutting Edge Writer

October 5, 2018


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Growing up in the 21st century, we are accustomed to being surrounded by technology. It has played a pivotal role in our communication, lifestyle and now our education. Schools all around the nation have begun to integrate the use of technology into classrooms, but is this increase in using technol...

Should self-driving cars be used regularly?

Should self-driving cars be used regularly?

Reagan Rude, Cutting Edge Writer

September 14, 2018


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    The idea of an autonomous car, a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input, is no longer an idea that solely belongs to science fiction works such as I, Robot. Instead, it is now part of reality. Self-driving cars work by combining d...

Facial Recognition Technology

Facial Recognition Technology

Shayan Malik, Cutting Edge Editor

September 14, 2018


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“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow,” said Edward Teller. Now, what exactly did Teller mean when he said this? Maybe that our lives are always changing because of the advancements in science and technology, or perhaps he meant that our dreams of today may just become the realit...

Alexa vs. Google, the good and the bad

Xander Lilly, Cutting Edge Writer

January 8, 2018


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The good and the bad of Google home and Alexa by Amazon. “While these speakers obviously are not necessary for daily life, tech enthusiasts say they are fun gadgets to have around and can become fairly indispensable once you start using them,” said Suzy Strutner, a reporter from the Huffington...

The future of robots

The future of robots

Xander Lilly, Cutting Edge Writer

January 8, 2018


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Robots have started to make their way into our society, possibly changing our future lives. Robots have begun to make their way into our society in ways such as “Companies including Marble and Starship are developing “robots as a service” business models, whereby food delivery apps contract...

The Smartest Smart Phone

The Smartest Smart Phone

Talha Shaikh, Cutting Edge Writer

December 4, 2017


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In the current smartphone world, there are arguably three companies which dominate the market. Apple, Samsung and a relatively recent player, Google. First, Apple popularized the smartphone. All of the major phone companies followed in the footsteps of Apple. For many years, it has been Apple vs Samsung,...

iPhone Shopping? A Detailed Guide To The iPhone 8 and iPhone X

iPhone Shopping? A Detailed Guide To The iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Brandon Cizek, Cutting Edge Writer

November 15, 2017


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On November 3, 2017 Apple officially released its latest flagship device known as the iPhone X. Alongside this device, Apple’s very own iPhone 8 plus was released on September 22, 2017. Right off the bat, they appear very different in their design aspect externally, but internally are very sim...

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