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Apple To Release Long Awaited Apple Watch in Near Future

Apple To Release Long Awaited Apple Watch in Near Future

Calvin Brewster, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015


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Later this year, Apple will release a major addition to its booming fleet of technology: The Apple Watch. The much-anticipated watch, which was announced in September 2014, will be in stores worldwide on April 24th, 2015. The Apple Watch is for the tech savvy. It allows customers to do many of the things...

Carl Heastie Becomes First African American Assembly Speaker in NY

Carl Heastie Becomes First African American Assembly Speaker in NY

Hannah Purdy, Editorial Assistant

February 28, 2015


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History had been made earlier this month when Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie of the Bronx secured the speakership of the New York State Assembly. Mr. Heastie is the first African American speaker of the chamber and is successor to long time speaker Sheldon Silver, who stepped down in the aftermath of federal...

Copenhagen’s Sensor Technology: Reinventing the Modern City

Copenhagen’s Sensor Technology: Reinventing the Modern City

Marco Taranto, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015


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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK- The capital of Denmark is a hub of urban innovation. Leading the way in technology integration into cities, it is expected to be the first carbon-neutral capital in the world by 2025, and is also one of the testing grounds for new sensor technology. Copenhagen officials have...

The Plight of the Pudding Pop Man

The Plight of the Pudding Pop Man

Chioma Uruakpa, Layout Editor

December 18, 2014


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On a Thursday in late October, Hannibal Buress kindled a fire that would burn down a career. Buress, former writer for NBC’s sitcom 30 Rock and rising standup comedian (whose set has been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central’s Standup Specials), unearthed serial rape...

Not Your Average Thanksgiving Roast: Former Republican Aide Elizabeth Laurent Chastises Sasha and Malia

Not Your Average Thanksgiving Roast: Former Republican Aide Elizabeth Laurent Chastises Sasha and Malia

Somari Davis, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


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Late last month, President Obama pardoned a turkey as part of a long-lived tradition dating back to some of the earliest post World War Presidents. During this live broadcast he airily remarked, “...I am sure this will be the most talked about executive action of this month.” Mr. Obama was not comp...

Season’$ Greeting$!

Season’$ Greeting$!

Hannah Purdy, Editorial Assistant

November 20, 2014


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As 2014 draws to a close, many people are taking the time to reflect on the past and to start anew. However, they must overcome one final, financially-draining obstacle: the holidays.  Come September, Christmas trees and boughs of holly can be seen adorning the aisles of stores. As early as November...

A Remodeled Eiffel Tower Includes a New Floor for its 125th Anniversary

A Remodeled Eiffel Tower Includes a New Floor for its 125th Anniversary

Paul Kleiman, Features Editor

October 22, 2014


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With the French, it always seems that you can never really tell what they mean. One may think that they just added a 125th floor to the Eiffel Tower just because they felt like it-because why not? But really, what’s with all the hype?   In France’s capital, Paris, the romantic stakes...

Google’s Newest Product: The Android One

Google’s Newest Product: The Android One

Calvin Brewster, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014


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One. Android One. Google’s Android One: primed and ready to annihilate the competition. Google’s latest phone, the Android One, priced at $105, is cheaper than many of the other mainstream products. It’s mission? It’s simple really—to position itself into low-income communities, where it’s...

Students Speak: Advice to Incoming Freshmen

Students Speak: Advice to Incoming Freshmen

Brinda Ramesh, Student Life

August 28, 2014


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In this double edition of Students Speak, students give invaluable advice to incoming freshmen!

Radioactive Birds?

Radioactive Birds?

Dina Barossi, Staff Writer

June 8, 2014


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Birds in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl (the site of the infamous nuclear catastrophe) are adapting to and may even be benefiting from long-term exposure to radiation, ecologists have discovered. A recent study published in Functional Ecology out is the first evidence that wild animals possess ...

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