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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Facing Major Issues with Copyright and Budget

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Facing Major Issues with Copyright and Budget

Vishnu Polkampally, Staff Writer

September 22, 2015


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Japan’s goal to show the world of its revival by hosting the 2020 Olympics has fell into ruins. The logo for the 2020 Olympics was withdrawn due to allegations of plagiarism, followed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision in July to drop a gargantuan national stadium design due to public anger over...

New Self-Balancing Scooter

New Self-Balancing Scooter

Calvin Brewster, Features Editor

September 2, 2015


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If you have any form of social media you have probably seen at least one celebrity riding on what appears to be a mini Segway without handlebars. These new self-balancing scooters have become the latest phenomenon , with new companies coming out everyday to get a part of the action. These new electric...

New SmartPlate Technology

New SmartPlate Technology

Calvin Brewster, Features Editor

May 26, 2015


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Obesity has been a growing epidemic in America. Hopefully, Philadelphia based company, Fitly, has found the key to a healthy lifestyle. Fitly’s new “SmartPlate” is the first of its kind; allowing customers to easily track and examine their everyday meals. The SmartPlate has built in sensors and...

ShotSpot: Where Accuracy Matters

ShotSpot: Where Accuracy Matters

Calvin Brewster, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015


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Shootings occur almost every day throughout the five boroughs. People living in high crime areas often hear the gunshots but continue on with their day without reporting anything. Some people fear retaliation from the criminals, while others are accustomed to the shootings and have just made it another...

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...

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