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Successful dropouts and how to become one

Successful dropouts and how to become one

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, STAFF WRITER

December 16, 2015


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Have you started studying for exams? You know what… don’t answer that. I’m sorry I even asked. While students’ livelihood may not depend on exam grades, it seems that the very essence of our futures is defined by those 0.02 points that will be cruelly stolen by the tests that are, admittedly,...

Little People that did Big Things

OLIVER TRAPP, OPINIONS EDITOR

December 15, 2015


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While tall people tend to be perceived as more influential, short people have proven the opposite throughout history. From ruthless dictators to inspirational activists, short people have shaped the world, proving that height is never a barrier to leaving a mark. Here is a list of the 11 most influential...

Taste the rainbow

Taste the rainbow

SHEA PERERA, FOCUS EDITOR

December 14, 2015


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When the intense lights lessened to a low dim, darkness and silence filled the atmosphere as audience members anxiously awaited for the appearance of Pharrell Williams. His voice increased in sound and intensity as soon as Pharrell appeared on stage singing and dancing to his well-famed song, Happy....

Touching base with touch

Touching base with touch

JACOB HALLADAY-GLYNN, STAFF WRITER

December 11, 2015


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What is the sense you think you would have the hardest time living without? For most of us, the answer to that question would probably be sight or hearing. Those are the two senses that we’ve grown to believe play the largest part in human communication, especially when it comes to technology. However,...

Surfers ride the big blue waters

Surfers ride the big blue waters

SHEA PERERA, FOCUS EDITOR

October 2, 2015


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A gentle, salty breeze blows by the seashore as the sun shines brightly on the crystal-clear water. Many people are surfing the warm waters of the ocean and soaking their toes in the golden sand. A shadow of an ominous figure lurks in the water. Seconds later, screaming is followed by the word “shark.”...

An ocean of problems

An ocean of problems

JACOB HALLADAY-GLYNN, STAFF WRITER

October 2, 2015


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History teacher Jeremy Presley loves to fish. If you’ve ever had him as a teacher, you may have been asked if you had any spare Bass Pro Shops gift cards. For him, fishing is a practice that’s been passed down through generations, and he still uses his grandfather’s antique lures to fish. Presley ...

Artifcial intelligence versus human intelligence: who will win?

Artifcial intelligence versus human intelligence: who will win?

NOOPUR RANGANATHAN, STAFF WRITER

March 9, 2015


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May 11, 1997 was the dawn of a new era for artificial intelligence and perhaps the beginning of the end of human superiority. This was the day International Business Machines Corporation’s (IBM) supercomputer Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov, the reigning chess champion. Chess is regarded as an intellectual...

SpaceX launches into the future

NOOPUR RANGANATHAN, STAFF WRITER

February 5, 2015


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On Jan. 12, 2014, a long awaited jar of mustard travelled 260 miles above the Mediterranean and was finally delivered to the eager recipients after a delay of 75 days. No, UPS had nothing to do with this late delivery. Their international shipping services did not offer destinations that entail gravity...

Nice guys finish last

MARISSA BLOCK, MANAGING EDITOR

December 11, 2014


Filed under Current Issue, FOCUS

An ageist teenage boy crashes his best friend’s dad’s car and becomes one of the most likeable characters of the 1980s. Ferris Bueller encapsulates the antihero by being beloved, even with, or maybe because of, his flaws. Antiheroes twist the word “heroism” into something less brave by stripping...

Wanted: everyday heroes

NOOPUR RANGANATHAN, STAFF WRITER

December 10, 2014


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While Aron Ralston was descending a canyon in Utah, a boulder became dislodged and crushed his right hand against the canyon on April 26, 2003. He could not extricate himself and was stuck for five days sipping small quantities of water and eating the meager amount of the food he had with him. He was...

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