One of the newest peeves of eighth graders is the cell phone policies. It’s against the rules for an eighth grader to have a phone in their pocket or their bag during school hours. It wasn’t announced until after the farm show, well after the beginning of the year. Gossip across grades informed students airdropping inappropriate videos to teachers on the bus on the way back from the farm show. Continue reading Phones Kept in Locker Purgatory!
Building and creating your own Lego robot is a fun and exciting process full of trial and error. When building, you have to create new ideas and building techniques for your robot. Programming helps the robot move, turn, and do other things that make the robot become more alive and do cool movements. At first, the quality of the Lego EV3 program and kit seems top of the line. Though not all of the things Lego EV3 has presented in the kit is useful or of good quality. Continue reading Lego EV3 Robotics. Is it too overrated?
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
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?
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?
America is home to some of the biggest consumers on the planet, so it makes sense that we would be obsessed with the latest technology. The average American adult spends ten hours a day staring at a screen. The average teenager spends nine hours a day on a device. Computers are powerful, useful machines, so it kind of makes sense that we would use them that much. It’s possible to do so much with these devices, so why don’t we use them for more?
What do you think about when you think of a nice and expensive laptop? A thin Mac book? A sleek LG gram? The world’s thinnest laptop? Or do you think about a heavy, thick, and pro-gaming laptop? If you think about this, how far are you willing to go? Are you willing to go so thin that you can’t do anything because your laptop is powerful?
By Jasper and Joshua
“Video games foster the mindset that all creativity to grow”
– Nolan Bush
We went out and asked some middle school students what they think about video games. They gave us some great responses.
Would you rather have a pencil in your hand or math problems in your brain?
Student and teachers at GFS answered the question, “Which one do you like more, Art and English or Math and Science?” Many people differ on their favorite subjects. It may be because of grades, workload, or what they enjoy the most. Continue reading ABC or 123: Arts vs. Sciences