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Welcome to the Commonwealth

Welcome to the Commonwealth

Gabe Pocevich, Writer

May 18, 2016


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Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic computer role-playing games originally produced and published by Interplay. Although set in and after the 22nd century, its story and artwork are heavily influenced by the post-World War II nuclear paranoia of the 1950s. Currently, there have been five full role...

‘Where’s Waldo’ remastered

‘Where’s Waldo’ remastered

Johann Gan, Writer

May 3, 2016


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Content creators around the world have taken advantage of YouTube’s 360-degree video support—which the website released last year—to upload scenic tours of nature, high speed vehicle simulations and immersive gaming experiences. The visual effects channel, CorridorDigital, released yet another cap...

Sankes shake it up with new Slither.io game

Sankes shake it up with new Slither.io game

Rachel Woods, Writer

May 3, 2016


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Smash-hit online game Slither.io is rising in popularity as gamers all across the world are fighting to lengthen their snake.  The game is played by using the keyboard keys and mouse to drive the snake and allow it to dodge other snakes.  Dodging other snakes adds length to the gamer’s snake whi...

Hidden FirstClass features

Hidden FirstClass features

Amanda Herrmann, Cutting Edge Editor

March 15, 2016


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FirstClass is a beneficial email service system used at Glenbard South. Outside of major email services, Glenbard South offers a more intimate way to communicate with classmates and teachers. FirstClass also offers one the ability to view any and all school announcements through South Student Conferenc...

Linking ideas through Popplet

Linking ideas through Popplet

Amanda Herrmann, Cutting Edge Editor

February 12, 2016


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As technology advances, there seems to be more apps for things people used to just do on paper. Making a sort of visual outline is something students used to always make with paper for some school assignment, but now, there is an app students can use for that. Popplet is essentially an app one can use to...

A closer look at Google Drive

A closer look at Google Drive

Amanda Herrmann, Cutting Edge Editor

December 19, 2015


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Google Drive is one of the most popular academic resources; one key aspect of Google Drive is Google Docs, which gives one the ability to create and edit documents. One of the most useful features on Google Drive is that one’s work automatically saves. This eliminates the frustration one has afte...

Clear your worries

Clear your worries

Amanda Herrmann, Cutting Edge Editor

November 18, 2015


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One of the most popular ways to stay organized is by using to-do lists. With more use of technology in society, specifically phones, using a to-do list is a great way to help people stay organized. The app “Clear” does just that. Clear is an app that allows users to create various lists to help...

Effective studying using iPads

Effective studying using iPads

Amanda Herrmann, Cutting Edge Editor

October 23, 2015


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There are many effective tools to help one study. One of the most popular apps students use to study is Quizlet

Always travel with Companion

Always travel with Companion

Kaitlin Clark, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2015


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A free smartphone app dedicated to personal safety: Companion. Five University of Michigan students created Companion to help students travel alone without fear of being mugged, kidnapped or just lost. Particularly, this app will be beneficial to worried parents and fearful students alike. The user wi...

Notetaking with iPads

Notetaking with iPads

Amanda Herrmann, Cutting Edge Editor

October 3, 2015


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One of the most beneficial apps for educational purposes is Notability, which offers the ability to handwrite, type or even record notes. One can also import various documents and highlight and annotate those documents, which replaces the need for countless handouts, saving tons of trees. Additionally, N...

Virtual Protector

Kaitlin Clark, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2015


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A free smartphone app dedicated to personal safety: Companion. Five University of Michigan students created Companion to help students travel alone without fear of being mugged, kidnapped or just lost. Particularly, this app will be beneficial to worried parents and fearful students alike. The user wil...

Tech with Dec: Snapchat

Declan Loftus, Cutting Edge Editor

May 22, 2015


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