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The Science of Swearing

The Science of Swearing

Eli Sorensen, Senior Design Editor

February 26, 2020

If Skyline High School received an age rating from the MPAA, it wouldn’t be PG-13—any more than one f-word in a film pushes its rating to R. Take one listen on a trip down the hallways during passing times, and students can surpass that limit with endless ease. In its time at Skyline, the “f-bomb”...

Corona Catastrophe Sweeps the Globe

Beatriz Ramirez, Reporter

February 26, 2020

Back in December, some reports started to emerge that a coronavirus that specialists had never seen before in humans had begun to spread among the population of Wuhan, a large city located in China.   Ever since then, the virus has spread to other countries, in and out of Asia, and this lead...

Fungi Hungry for Radioactive Environment

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor

February 26, 2020

 April 26, 1986, was the date of one of the worst nuclear accidents to happen in the world, an accident that resulted in a lot of nuclear safety protocols and regulations. Even though it happened so long ago in 1986, the area around Chernobyl is still contaminated with radiation. But there may be a s...

Consoles Collide

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor

January 30, 2020

The Console Wars: Over the past few decades the console wars have been going on with different consoles that our parents remember, and probably our grandparents. The first was in in the 80’s, Nintendo vs. Sega (or at least the one that everyone remembers), then the ones when our parents were kids, the...

Land Down Under in Flames:

Beatriz Ramirez, Reporter

January 29, 2020

From Jan. 1 to Nov. 22, 2019, there were 46,706 wildfires around the world, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. About 4.6 million acres were burned in the 2019 period. One of the bigger wildfires that occurred in 2019 was in late August, when the Amazon Rainforest burned for approxima...

Tesla turns trucks cyber

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

December 18, 2019

“Trucks have been the same for a very long time… we want to try something different.'' As CEO of Tesla Elon Musk said in the November presentation of Tesla’s new truck, Cybertruck is certainly something different. Tesla and Musk have been hinting at releasing a truck for many years since 2012....

Google’s Quantum Computer

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor

November 20, 2019

Google has claim quantum supremacy becomes of Sycamore Computers, for the past few decades, have completely evolved: starting as servers that took up to hundreds of square feet and weighed tons back in the late 40s, computers now fit in the palm of your hand in the form of touch screen phones tha...

Look smarter, be smarter

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

November 20, 2019

   “Smart” glasses have been an awe-inspiring invention among pop culture fans for decades now. Gadgets such as Iron Man’s E.D.I.T.H glasses are inventions the average viewer sees as far from reality. But truth is smart glasses are already available on today’s market, in a variety of brands ...

TikTok Takes Over

Kiana Kraykovic

October 22, 2019

TikTok takes over What exactly is this app?   By Kiana Kraykovic   Millions and millions each day, more and more people are joining this app TikTok. Many compare it to the old and very much missed app Vine. Tik Tok is a platform where those from anywhere in the world can upload...

Ant Germ Killer Kills Superbugs

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor

October 22, 2019

   Microorganisms: they are one of the oldest forms of life on Earth and have been here since the beginning when our planet was just another floating rock in the stars. But as time goes on, microorganisms have adapted to the environment like all life. Some of them have adapted so they could live on t...

Apple Unveils Incremental Updates to Existing Hardware

September 26, 2019

Phones and credit cards have been around for a while now, but Apple continues to try to renovate these classics, releasing the Apple Card on Aug. 22, and the new iPhone 11 on Sept. 10.  Just as expected, the iPhone 11 camera quality is better than it’s ever been in an iPhone before. Apple described t...

VR takes another leap closer to reality

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

September 24, 2019

   Almost fifty years ago, hitting a pixel back and forth on a screen became revolutionary, and it also came packed in a 6-foot-tall cabinet. Now today, we can be inside the game, using a device ten times smaller. Virtual reality (VR) has been an up and growing trend for the past few years, and as ...

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