Author Archives: Emma Williams

Opinion: COVID-19 fundamentally changes how seniors select colleges

By Vivienne Tran & Emma Williams Attending Zoom webinars in lieu of admitted students days means that the faces of your future classmates are replaced by muted, gray boxes. Technical difficulties and a lack of real human interaction make it difficult to pay attention and gain useful information. Of course, many of us could not visit college campuses anyways, but

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Netflix competes for popular shows

Michael Scott, Jim Halpert and Pam Beasley: these characters from “The Office” will be leaving Netflix in Jan. 2021 as the streaming service competes with large companies launching their own services and buying back content. The company faces uncertain prospects about losing users to new products like Disney Plus. “The Office” will leave Netflix in January 2021, after NBCUniversal bid

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Students and staff reflect on shooting preparedness

Students come to school sleep-deprived, stressed about homework and bored. But are students also fearful for their safety on campus? “In today’s world, I have heard people refer to us as the “school shooting generation” which is unfortunately not far from the truth,” sophomore Elizabeth DeRuvo said. “There will always be a hint of fear at school because of the

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The repeal of net neutrality may threaten schools

The repeal of net neutrality could have consequences for schools, especially those who cannot afford higher prices for technology. On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted three to two to repeal Obama-era net neutrality policies. Net neutrality is the principle that all data on the internet should be treated equally. Internet service providers, like AT&T or Comcast, were previously not allowed to slow down speeds, discriminate against specific content or charge money for faster speeds. “Net

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