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Emulation or Piracy?

Emulation or Piracy?

Anthony Acevedo December 2, 2020

As the year's progress, old video games and consoles become harder and harder to find and afford, but emulation isn’t.  Emulation is hardware or software that allows the user to run a software, or...


Anthony Acevedo November 2, 2020

In today’s day and age, there are people who want to make a quick or large profit by simply selling inflated priced items. These people are called Scalpers Scalpers are people who buy in large quantities...

The Nintendo Entertainment System

The 35th anniversary of a market savior.
Joey Provencio, Comic Illustrator October 29, 2020

The History  It’s 1983. Nintendo, a Japanese toy company turned arcade giant, had just released the Family Computer (styled as “Famicom”) in the Japanese market. At the same time, the West was...

GeForce RTX 3080

GeForce RTX 3080

Anthony Acevedo October 5, 2020

Announced on September 1, The new GeForce RTX 3080 will be released on September 17th, 2020 with a starting price of $699 by NVIDIA. The RTX 3080 is a new graphics card made by NVIDIA, and is part of...

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...

Corona Catastrophe Sweeps the Globe

Fear of a contagious contingency grows as reports of the Coronavirus have become a public health emergency
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...

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...

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...

Land Down Under in Flames:

Drought, heatwave produce deadly conditions
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...

Tesla turns trucks cyber

Tesla’s new electric truck opens new door for vehicular innovation
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...

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...

Look smarter, be smarter

Apple and other companies work on developing wearable tech after Google fails
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...

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