DNA Technology Brings New Debates

By: Kayla Stephensen Recent developments in DNA technology bring new ethical debates to the table. The arresting of the suspected Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, made many users of popular genetics sites worried. The police made a false profile on GEDmatch with DNA from one of the crime scenes and found a match on the site. The co-founders insisted that the company was not … Continue reading DNA Technology Brings New Debates

Fortnite Changes It Up With an App

By: Kayla Stephensen Fortnite, a recent video game obsession among many teens, came out with an app version of the console game. The app is mobile so it can be played anywhere; however, players need an invite from the developers and an iPhone 6s (or a later generation) to download it. The game is set up in battle royale genre where 100 players are fighting … Continue reading Fortnite Changes It Up With an App

10 Movies Audiences Cannot Wait To See

By: Kayla Stephensen Movies yet to come out in 2018 include several dystopian adaptations, Marvel follow-ups and spinoffs, a Star Wars backstory, as well as a selection of anticipated sequels. Below are short synopses of the top 10 to come: Ready Player One – March 30: A dystopian adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel where humans escape a global energy crisis inside a virtual-reality game … Continue reading 10 Movies Audiences Cannot Wait To See

Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets

By: Kayla Stephensen The most recent Marvel movie The Black Panther came out with thematic events that curiously analyze the geopolitics of African American and African response to racism. The main protagonist, T’Challa, is the heir to the throne of the technologically advanced country of Wakanda and represents native Africans. When he takes the throne as the new Black Panther, he originally decides to keep … Continue reading Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets

The Greatest Showman’s Success Surpasses Expectations

By: Kayla Stephensen The Greatest Showman, a family-friendly musical centered around the idea that what makes you different makes you special, premiered December 8, 2017, just a week before the latest Star Wars and Jumanji first showed. The first weekend, the movie was unimpressive, bringing in only $8.8 million compared to the more popular $36.2 million Jumanji opening weekend and $617.3 million Star Wars: The … Continue reading The Greatest Showman’s Success Surpasses Expectations

Our Moon Has Many Names; What Do They Entail?

By: Kayla Stephensen How many times have you heard about some exciting and rare lunar occurrence in the sky? Keep reading for the meanings behind a supermoon, blood moon, blue moon, black moon, strawberry moon and harvest moon. A supermoon usually means that the moon is full when it is at its perigee, or closest point to the Earth along its orbit. It is not … Continue reading Our Moon Has Many Names; What Do They Entail?

Recently Found Star System Holds Exciting Possibilities

By: Kayla Stephensen Trappist-1, a recently discovered star system, is 40 light years away and contains 7 earth sized planets. Most if not all have the potential for holding water. Among these exoplanets, 3 of them are in habitable reach of their star, an ultra-cool dwarf. Due to the extremely low temperature of the star, all of Trappist-1’s planets are within the distance between our … Continue reading Recently Found Star System Holds Exciting Possibilities

Puerto Rican Migration Affects Florida

By: Kayla Stephensen Category 5 Hurricane Maria battered already worn out Puerto Rico months after Hurricane Irma, another Category 5, hit. This is resulting in one of the largest migrations to Florida from Puerto Rico in such a small amount of time, specifically to the city of Orlando. Mayor Teresa Jacobs of Orange County comments, “We’re one of the fastest-growing regions in the county. We’ve … Continue reading Puerto Rican Migration Affects Florida

The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings

By: Kayla Stephensen In the past two months, the United states has seen 5 mass shootings: the Rancho Tehama shooting spree killing 5, the Texas church massacre killing 26, the Wal-Mart shooting in suburban Denver killing 3, the Edgewood business park shooting killing 3 and the Las Vegas Strip massacre killing 58. It is no wonder the United States gets the poor reputation for the … Continue reading The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings