Category Archives: Opinions

Samsung Galaxy Fold Review

The Samsung Fold has released and models are already breaking. The device functions as a phone and a tablet and costs $1,980. It is part of the first generation of folding phones to be released, followed by the Huawei Mate X, a Chinese phone. Though folding phones may be in our near future, they aren’t entirely functional yet. The Fold has a visible crease down the middle, and the screen that is displayed when the device isn’t folded isn’t really useful.  It has already been canceled after only a few weeks of the device being on the market. Clearly, there are a lot of issues that need to be solved. Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Fold Review

Editorial: Does social media make us more lonely?

The world has never before been more connected. We have global communication at our fingertips; we can contact someone on the other side of the Earth in a minute. But this also means that our generation is the first to get distracted by the very thing that enables us to work and study better.

Continue reading Editorial: Does social media make us more lonely?

Is Your Teacher a Robot?

Imagine one day you come to school and the teachers are gone. Instead of teachers and smart boards, there are only computers. You are told that instead of teachers teaching individual classes, a computer system is the new “teacher.” You are told it is customized to your own learning abilities and learning style. It also helps you accomplish assignments at your own pace. Continue reading Is Your Teacher a Robot?

Retiring the Tiger: Ideas For a New GFS Mascot

One of the most uninteresting parts of the education system (besides the education system) is the school mascot. Colleges and schools usually choose tasteless, fierce animals for their mascot, such as lions, wolves, hawks and so on.  For GFS, it is the tiger, the creature that spreads “pride” throughout our community. The tiger isn’t exactly an orginal mascot, however… there are 23 colleges in the US with tiger mascots, and too many schools to count. GFS should move on to a more creative choice for their mascot. Here are some ideas from me and other GFS students for a fresh, better school icon. Continue reading Retiring the Tiger: Ideas For a New GFS Mascot

9:00 AM Wednesday Start

When the news that the Wednesday late start coming to an end filled the middle school, there was an uproar. One eighth-grader said “I am very upset that the late start is now gone. I used that time to catch up on sleep and or work on projects. That time helped me not only be more energized in school but also helped me get work done.” It was a day where school started at 9:00 a.m. leaving children an extra hour to sleep in. If the student could not stay home during this time, they were allowed to come to school and wait for school to start.  Continue reading 9:00 AM Wednesday Start