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?
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.
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
Are you addicted to Narwhale.io? Narwhale.io is a popular Multiplayer computer game apart of the .io chain, which was created by a 19-year-old Brazilian developer named Matthew Valadares. The game has been a big hit and people all around the world are playing it.
Some celebrities are known for breaking up using sentence long text messages. Is that really an appropriate way to breakup with someone? Regardless of your opinion, this method has been commonly used for breaking up in the Middle School.
Virtual Reality is taking over the world. Slowly Virtual Reality is becoming a source of revenue for more and more large companies such as Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
According to scientists, robots will take over almost all of our jobs within 30 years. Even today, there are thousands of new robots replacing workers in factories and shops. The Robot Revolution exhibit at the Franklin Institute showcases 40 different robots, some of which will be buyable and usable in the near future, from cute seals to self driving cars.
We have all been in a very boring class, wishing that we were watching Netflix at home. But most outsiders not in middle school do not understand that the passion for watching Netflix gets in the way of every part of a teen’s life. Many students have laptops and are encouraged to use them during classes in order to take notes or do research, but do teachers and the administration really understand the loophole that laptops and tablets create in the school’s strict “no phone” policy? Continue reading Editorial: Laptops in the Age of Netflix
We use our phones for everything from texted to taking possibly incriminating photos. So what happens if this confidential data is no longer confidential? Continue reading Phone Security
This school year the middle school has experienced many changes to our school lives including a new principal, flex period, new sports requirements and possibly the most talked about change- the new cell phone policy.
One of the biggest changes brought in by Sean Hamer, the new Head of the Middle School, has been the new—and stricter—cell phone policy, which has not been well-received by many students. Continue reading Editorial: The Cell Phone Policy
Some people are asking when all the complicated, advanced, confusing science that experts are working on will benefit us. Well, by the year 2100, some scientists say that some high level science will solve a very common problem.
Traffic Jams. We’ve all experienced them, and all hate them. Cars are getting better, and more advanced, but nothing big is happening in the automobile industry. This new science will create amazingly fast cars, but at a great cost. Continue reading Cars of the Future
New technology is being always being created and becoming popular with the public. Virtual Reality (V.R) headsets have become very popular recently. These headsets can display a 3D image that can make you feel like you are in a virtual place. Continue reading V.R Headsets; Are They the Future?