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Tweeting up a storm

Tweeting up a storm

Jalen Meredith, Writer

January 13, 2017


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Twitter has been in the social media department for a long time. It has helped the school with updating students and faculty members with important information such as updated schedules, if school closes, as well as extra-curricular activity  information. Founded in March 2010, but publicly released...

Can you catch them all?

Can you catch them all?

Sam Carney, Writer

January 13, 2017


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    Pokemon made a huge step forward this year as the company followed up on its 20th anniversary with a new video game.     Pokèmon Sun has a Hawaiian based theme, and the standard traditions are a little bit different as well.      Usually, one picks up a Pokemon video game, beats the...

Final Fantasy XV falls short of high expectations

Final Fantasy XV falls short of high expectations

Brian Makasiar

January 5, 2017


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  After ten years of developmental hell, Final Fantasy XV has finally arrived. Not only does the game hold the name of one of the most successful video game franchises in recent memory, but at the same time, it also holds the name of a franchise that has lost relevance after ten years. Because of thi...

Apple versus Samsung

Apple versus Samsung

Nikko Bertone, Writer

January 4, 2017


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MineTime Apple and Samsung have stayed as the developers of technology for the modern day. In today’s society, no matter if one is eighty or just turned four, everyone has his hands on a new piece of technology, and it seems like everyone is in need of one. The only question is which product is best...

The new app that we cannot ‘Stop’ playing

The new app that we cannot ‘Stop’ playing

Joshua Jacoby, Cutting Edge Writer

December 9, 2016


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There is a new app dominating the “most downloaded” lists this month, and it is Stop. The craze behind this game comes from its fast-paced, challenging and competitive gameplay. To summarize, Stop is a game about writing words that involve certain topics and start with a random letter, and being ...

Civilization 6

Civilization 6

Josh Jacoby, Cutting Edge Writer

November 1, 2016


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Sid Meier’s Civilization is a game franchise that has stood the test of time and is continuing its grand legacy with its newest installment: Civilization 6. For those who have not had the chance to play a Civ game, Civilization is a top-down, turn-based strategy game that focuses on the progress o...

No One’s Sky

No One’s Sky

Josh Jacoby, Cutting-Edge Writer

September 22, 2016


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For anyone who has been watching gaming news  for the past few months, it would be hard not to know about Hello Games’ new game: No Man’s Sky. For those who do not know, No Man’s Sky is a free-roaming, space exploration game with bits of survival and role-playing game thrown in for good measure. How...

The rise of the Legion

The rise of the Legion

Josh Jacoby, Cutting Edge Writer

August 16, 2016


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Blizzard Entertainment’s newest World of Warcraft expansion Legion is set to release on August 30, 2016. This expansion sees the world of Azeroth on the brink of destruction as the invasion of The Burning Legion, an endless army of demons bent on the destruction of all creation, launches an attack a...

Genius.com: annotation extravaganza

Genius.com: annotation extravaganza

Patrick Wood, Writer

May 27, 2016


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If one loves analyzing things, then Genius.com will be great for him/her.Genius.com is a website that allows one to annotate lyrics to music, literature, news articles and even the internet itself. It is also a perfect place for those who do not understand a certain line to a song or book and wants to get...

PSN DDos Hacks

Chris Dufort, Writer

May 20, 2016


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Sony has always been known for making great gaming consoles, but there is always a flaw. Everyone one of their online gaming consoles have been DDos’d to the point where everyone's internet connection shuts down who owns a sony console. A DDos hack is the Denial of Service to a single system. It shuts do...

The age-old question: Mac or PC?

The age-old question: Mac or PC?

Tony Raff, Writer

May 20, 2016


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In today’s world, technology is ruled by two major companies: Apple and Microsoft. These two companies account for 97% of all smartphone sales, and it seems every computer today runs on either a Mac or Windows operating system (OS). What is more is these two Titans of the computer world do not live ...

YouTube Red offers a cutting edge experience

YouTube Red offers a cutting edge experience

Sebastian Lilly, Writer

May 18, 2016


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YouTube Red offers an experience that is different from the traditional YouTube. For $10 a month, anyone can to use his three unique experiences. By paying for the premium, YouTube will take all ads out of your videos. This is arguably one of the best features of Red because having an ad interrup...

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