Tag Archives: opinions

App review

New apps to love I will be reviewing some apps I believe can be useful and also some apps that you can count on when you’re bored and need something to do. I do have one pet peeve that ruins a lot of apps for me, I hate to read, …

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Russians target U.S. elections

Investigation continues; impact measured, Trump involvement questioned Is Russia tampering with American public opinion? Did Russia meddle in our election? This is a question that hung over the 2016 presidential election, and since then, all of Donald Trump’s presidency. After firing the head of the FBI (supposedly for influencing the …

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Adjusting to Mendota Heights swivel desks

This year has seen many changes, good and bad. One of the most important of these changes is the teachers’ decisions of what seats they wanted in their classroom. “The faculty were given the opportunity to choose what they wanted for their rooms versus just ordering a bunch of different …

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The Myanmar crisis

A small ethnic group of Muslims in Myanmar (a mostly Buddhist country), called Rohingya (population 1.2 million out of almost 53 million in Myanmar), are being persecuted by the Myanmar military, after a group of Rohingya attacked police posts and an army base in Myanmar on August 25, killing 12. …

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App Reviews – Pinterest

The name says it all. “Pinterest” is an app and website where individuals can scroll through thousands of images and “pin” (save) the ones they are interested in. Pins cover a wide range of topics: home decor, recipes, fashion trends, shoes, television shows, books, movies, memes and quotes. With thousands …

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Self-driving cars: Loss of control makes self-drive unsafe

Raj Nair, the development chief of Ford Motor’s self driving cars, recently told the New York Times that in their current state, autonomous driving cars aren’t ready to take on complex driving situations. The comments came in the aftermath of the first fatal car crash to occur when a car …

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Autonomous driving: safer than the alternative

On May 7, 2016, Joshua Brown died behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S. He did not decelerate when a tractor-trailer turned left in front of him on US Highway 27 in Florida. The top half of his car was scraped off by the trailer; he spiraled out of …

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Mistakes make headlines

Journalism scandals begin with a simple string of gossip, in some cases leading to disaster November 2014 Rolling Stone published a shocking and sickening article about the gang rape of a student, code named “Jackie,” at the University of Virginia (UVA). The article, “A Rape on Campus,” electrified conversations around …

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Exposing the human condition through magic

With all the magic based stories around, what does your mind believe magic should be like? Open your mind and take a look into a medley of it with The Magicians Trilogy There’s a schism in literary fiction that passes unnoticed to the general reader. It travels under the guise of …

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Society’s ignorance of others’ problems

Eating disorders are a silent problem in athletics Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). The organization also says that 24 million people are dealing with an eating disorder in the U.S. If this …

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