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Switching from the Wii U

Nintendo has always had a legacy of making great consoles (not counting the Virtual Boy). The Nintendo Entertainment System resurrected gaming, the Nintendo 64 revolutionized 3D gameplay, and the Nintendo Wii perfected motion controls. As Nintendo has a history of incredible consoles, it causes hype every time they announce a new console, and never has that been more true than with the Nintendo Switch.

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Hidden Figures Tops The Box Office

Hidden Figures, a film based off of the black mathematicians responsible for sending an American man into space topped the box office this past week. This movie was based off of a book with the same name. The film follows the life of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and her two friends Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer).The three women are “computers”, part of the colored women’s math department.

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Mattel: Stereotyping Children Since 1945

Somewhere, sometime in your life, you have probably seen a Barbie doll, American Girl doll or book, or Hot Wheels car. Although you may not know it, all of these seemingly different companies are run by one superstar: Mattel.

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The Farm Show, 2017 Edition

On Friday, January 13th, 2017, the Germantown Friends School 6th Grade visited the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA. Below is a list of the best things to do, see, and eat at the Farm Show. The 2017 Farm Show has (sadly) ended already, and won’t be returning for another 11 months.

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Trump as President: Student Talks Politics with NYT Columnist Thomas Edsall

On November 8th, 2016,the citizens of the US went to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president of the United States. Donald Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States, even though he did not win the popular vote. The county is divided in its reaction to the results of the election. While some people find Trump’s victory a triumph and a promise for positive change, others are apprehensive about what his term may look like and what actual changes he will bring about.

A few weeks ago I interviewed Thomas Edsall, the New York Times Weekly Opinion Columnist, about what how a Trump presidency can affect us all. The interview took place before the election, but the quotes are still in context and reflect Mr. Edsall’s opinions on Donald Trump.
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SEPTA Strike Strife

At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday Nov, 1st 234 SEPTA employees walked away from their stations and off of their vehicles, stopping almost all public transportation in Philadelphia and in some suburban areas. The strike has effected many people, including the sick, disabled and elderly, as well as adults getting to and from work, and students–even some at GFS. Continue reading SEPTA Strike Strife

The Bias Controversy

It is the natural desire of humans to know absolutely everything that there is to know. The responsibility to deliver this information falls to one group: the media. With this huge responsibility it is only right that the information delivered must be “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” However, one thing falls in the way of this dream: bias. Continue reading The Bias Controversy