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Heading off stress: Anxiety and relaxation apps (Review)

Heading off stress: Anxiety and relaxation apps (Review)

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

In this day and age, technology, especially phones, in particular, can often get a bad rap. They’re perceived as being distractive objects, only used for social media. However, our devices can have many different uses, and not all of them are bad.   Almost one out of five adults struggle with ...

Genre repeat: Battle royale gaming has ties to deathmatch style

Genre repeat: Battle royale gaming has ties to deathmatch style

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

It is often expected that the video game industry tends to move forward. However, with recent successes such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, we can see an obvious difference: the industry has begun reusing old ideas. Jumping back to the past, we can see an obvious trend of the early 2000s. Games ba...

PewDiePie vs T-Series: The war for YouTube’s identity (Editorial)

PewDiePie vs T-Series: The war for YouTube’s identity (Editorial)

Cameron Fritz, Publications Manager

March 12, 2019

A war is brewing in the depths of YouTube. PewDiePie, YouTube's most subscribed to video creator faces off against India’s biggest movie production company, T-series for the position of most subscribed to channel.  At the time of writing this story, T-series has passed PewDiePie on 4 separate occ...

Blocking the temptation: Apps to help limit phone usage

Blocking the temptation: Apps to help limit phone usage

Abigail Lindsay, A&E Editor

February 15, 2019

In a society filled with technology, we are constantly surrounded by the temptation of electronics.  Approximately 1.54 billion smartphones are bought each year worldwide according to Statista.com.  Thus, the addiction to constantly be on your phone can be hard to avoid.   In an article from Th...

Byte: Will this be the return of Vine?

Byte: Will this be the return of Vine?

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Millions were stunned when they heard of the shut down of the app Vine in 2016.  After raking in 200 million users in 2012 alone, both creators and viewers were devastated when Vine was taken down in 2016. However, there is hope that a new Vine is making its way to the App Store. For those unfamil...

Fallout 76: Truly terrible or unfinished masterpiece? (Review)

Fallout 76: Truly terrible or unfinished masterpiece? (Review)

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Fallout 76 is a recently released game that has been viewed poorly by critics and gamer's alike. The game definitely has many negative points, but is it truly deserving of these poor ratings? Game play is the core function of every single game, and Fallout 76 creates a game play experience based on wh...

HQ Trivia ‘gets down to the nitty gritty’ with increasing prize money (Review)

HQ Trivia ‘gets down to the nitty gritty’ with increasing prize money (Review)

Carol Etzel, A&E Editor

April 13, 2018

$300,000 dollars is now only a handful of questions away, thanks to the app HQ Trivia (HQ). Every day at 3 pm and 9 pm EST (although times can vary), host Scott Rogowsky greets his audience of between one to two million “HQties” (a nickname he created for the fans of HQ). He streams the trivia...

‘Spent’: Game teaches teenagers and adults about financial survival in the real world

‘Spent’: Game teaches teenagers and adults about financial survival in the real world

Daija Berry, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

"It's just stuff.  Until you don't have it." This is the motto for a web game that is not just a fun question and answer situation but a lesson in surviving in the real world. “Spent” is an online game that allows teenagers to learn about surviving destitution, as well as homelessness. It...

21st Century Tutors: Online resources help students make the grade

21st Century Tutors: Online resources help students make the grade

Harry A. Wendelken, Student Life Writer

October 23, 2015

Whenever a student feels that they are ill-prepared for that upcoming test or maybe just want to build up general knowledge, no longer will they have to dig through their notes--they can power up their laptops and load up one of thousands of sites or Youtube Channels to assist them in their aca...

The new MacBook: new and fresh or just a rotten Apple? (Face-Off)

The new MacBook: new and fresh or just a rotten Apple? (Face-Off)

Joey Kucker and Zach Brehm

April 1, 2015

It's been four years since Apple's MacBook was replaced by MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.  But it's back!  Will it be a triumph return or a huge misstep?  Our two tech guys, Joey Kucker and Zach Brehm, face off on this very question. New and Fresh (Zach): In typical Apple fashion, the new MacBook...

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