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Internet usage escalates due to Covid-19

 Chart shows the change in internet usage since the virus outbreak in Websites and Apps.

Maria Krug '22, Web Opinions Editor

May 12, 2020

No traveling, no restaurants, no movie theaters and no school. COVID-19 has impacted so many lives around the world, as well as daily routines. Because people are stuck at home with not much to do, boredom and stir-craziness have caused people to spend more time online than ever.   An increase i...

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

May 29, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 A high school student posted a sound snippet which was re-posted by a social media influencer on May 15 causing it to go viral. The clip that features a male voice saying a single word that sounds like the names “Yanny” and/or “Laurel” has left internet users in a debate. ...

Generation Z and the usage of modern technology

Generation Z and the usage of modern technology

Colette Lippman, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

It’s 2016, and this generation is labeled as technology obsessed. Kindergarteners are learning the proper way to type on a keyboard, teenagers are glued to their iPhones in restaurants and toddlers are granted iPads on their fourth birthdays. Parents and psychologists have mixed reactions to the amount of ...

Americans battle for the web

Americans battle for the web

Daniela Karpenos, Web News Editor

October 7, 2014

Americans are currently facing a battle for the Internet as we know it—and yet, most remain almost entirely unaware. This “battle for the net” is a battle for virtual freedom, otherwise known as “net neutrality.” This coined phrase describes the equal treatment of Internet data, regardl...

All Aboard: “WPS-All-Aboard” Choo! Choo

All Aboard: “WPS-All-Aboard

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Six months ago, the lives of Staples students were forever changed by the introduction of a new and not-improved school WiFi network. WPS-All-Aboard, as it has been named, has since completely replaced the old network. However, most students at Staples have not been all aboard with the changes that have...

Students debate wifi policy

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

May 30, 2014

Scrolling through her Facebook news feed during lunch, Emily Flood ’16 came across a picture of Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora dressed in revealing clothing. Intrigued, Flood almost clicked on the link. Almost. The knowledge that the school could see what she was viewing stopped her. Many students...

Taking a look at “Look Up”

Taking a look at

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

May 27, 2014

“I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely.” So begins “Look Up,” the five minute-long spoken word film by Gary Turk that has gone viral since it was posted at the end of April. The video is a love story, a cautionary tale, and a passionate plea all at once, as it encourages viewers to loo...

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