In early 2019, students in the Middle School were barred from the Open Door Café and the Main Building front hall. Many middle schoolers were mad at the decision by Germantown Friends School faculty, although the decision did help solve the problems that were happening in the café and front hall. Many Middle Schoolers started asking the question, “What happened? What caused the ban?” Continue reading The Open Door Café INCIDENT | What Happened?
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
Illustration By: @bellabynum and Jane Keenan
Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
– George W. Bush
In the 2016 elections, future president Donald Trump said that when he became president he would have a strong and strict southern border. One of his main campaign promises was that he would build a wall and Mexico was going to pay for it. Or to be more specific, write a check to the US. However, we have gone through the longest partial government shutdown in the history of the United States of America to get the wall. Trump has even declared the immigration crisis a national emergency. Some people are supporting Trump on this, while some are wondering, what else can we do about this situation.
Ah, memes, the wonderful things that keep us alive. The internet is full of them: New memes, used memes, unknown memes, popular memes. But have you ever stopped to wonder: When did this weird trend begin? What were the first memes ever, and how did they transform into what we have today?
Neal Shusterman’s book Scythe paints an interesting contrast between life without death, and now. It is set in a “post mortal” world where there is no death, but in order to control population, people must kill. These people are scythes. They are chosen from the ranks of the best people in the world, the people who don’t want to be scythes. Continue reading Scythe is an Interesting Utopia/Dystopia
By Leo Katowitz, a Novice Axis and Allies Player
You sit in a chair, leaning over a game board the size of the world. You determine the strategy of your next turn. You look over at your opponent, he is attacking the heartland of your territory, the capital. He is shaking over the massive amounts of troops you have, ready to strike. You grin. They are going into a trap, perfect for the situation. By the end of the game, you have pushed them back to their capital. You stand victoriously over the battlefield, looking down upon your enemies. If you are a lover of board games, and intensity, then Axis and Allies is for you! Continue reading Axis and Allies 1940 Review
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?