Category Archives: Science & Technology

Is America Too Tech-Obsessed?

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?

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Technology: Does Thin Still Matter?

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?

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ABC or 123: Arts vs. Sciences

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

Privacy in the Information Age

Why should we trust our information with people who would give it away freely? That’s the question that many were forced to ask when it was revealed that Facebook sold people’s info to Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm.  This data was used to help target people with ads during the presidential election. Facebook willingly gave people´s information away, knowing that they would be betraying their trust. Continue reading Privacy in the Information Age

X out X

It’s everywhere, all around, it follows us… the iPhone X. The boom was so big that you couldn’t go anywhere without it following you. It is on billboards, ads, commercials. The list is endless, and, it seems like the way Apple is heading, we could be carrying around iPhone 300,000,000,000 that is as big as a house. People are wanting bigger and bigger phones.

We asked fellow students about their take on it and here are their answers:

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Nintendo Switch Review

I was standing outside a Target on Monument Blvd. at 7:30 in the morning when it was 14° outside in the hopes that somehow I would be able to get a Switch, which was released on March 3, 2017, and 1 of the 4 games released with it.  My hard work was rewarded with a surprisingly light, small, red box and one of about 20 copies of the latest Legend of Zelda game: Breath of the Wild. As soon as I got back from the store, I plugged in and set up the tablet with two controllers hooked into the side.  Once I was done setting it up, I began to started up the $59.99 game I bought with it and began to play. Continue reading Nintendo Switch Review

The Juggling Game: Hydroelectricity In A Time of Climate Change

(With research assistance of Lucas Johnston-Peck)

The fact is simple and can no longer be avoided; our planet is warming and changing at an alarming rate and it is due to humans. Climate change. Let’s face it, it’s not normally 70 degrees in February and then snowing the next day. And as we move forward to combat the destruction of our natural world the major questions we face are of energy production. How can we decrease our carbon emissions? How can we use new methods of energy production to lower our environmental impact? Among renewable energy alternatives stands hydroelectric power, harnessing the power of the water to create electric power, electricity.

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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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5 Obscure Controversies of 2016

2016. What is the first thing it makes you think of? Harambe? The Dab? The Election? Whichever it is, most were important. The dab shaped American society. Harambe caused a major meme. The election changed the future. But what other, more obscure controversial events were influential last year?

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