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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...

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...

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