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TikTok faces privacy troubles leading to investigation

TikTok faces privacy troubles leading to investigation

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The trending social media app TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, will be under investigation on an undecided date by the U.S government due to allegations of spying on U.S. citizens. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has contacted ByteDance and articulated the matter at ...

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

October 4, 2018

By Lia Chen '20 “Say Something,” an app designed as a platform to anonymously to report threats, will launch on Oct. 5 to Staples students. According to Sandy Hook Promise, the developers of the app, “Say Something” will allow students to submit “secure and anonymous safety concerns to help ...

HQ trivia is the game show of the future

HQ trivia is the game show of the future

January 16, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Five, four, three, two, one and the game begins. Hundreds of thousands of players log on to compete for the prize. There’s a constant rush of rapid, flashing moving images in all areas of the screen, but the players are focused. They came there to win. In August, an app fo...

Gleicher and Diamond programming legacy continues

Gleicher and Diamond programming legacy continues

June 14, 2017

Lili Romann ’19 and Daniel Harizman ’19 As the 2016-17 school year comes to an end and this year’s class of seniors venture off into their future endeavours, Dylan Diamond ’17 and Dylan Gleicher ’17 pass on the operations of their scheduling application, iStaples, to rising seniors Neal Soni...

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

December 19, 2016

Kayla Sirlin ’19 Dylan Diamond ’17 and Neil Soni ’18’s app, Tesla Toolbox, was released into the App Store in late Sept. in hopes of making the cars’ controls easier to access and the overall Tesla experience more enjoyable. “I first got the idea for the app when I got an Apple Watch...

Home Access Center provides too much access

Home Access Center provides too much access

Jesse Levinson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

“Maybe if I keep refreshing it a new grade will come out,” I thought to myself as I slouched over my desk in class, discreetly holding my phone between my legs. For what had undoubtedly been the fifth time in five minutes, I methodically dragged my finger down the screen and watched as the app g...

Easily exiting NYC subways thanks to Staples teacher

Easily exiting NYC subways thanks to Staples teacher

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015

Getting off New York City subway stations is always a little confusing for everyone. But a teacher here at Staples actually created an app to help people out of their sticky subway situations.   Math teacher Ashley Tomlinson, formerly known as Ashley Wegener, made an app with her brother called ...

Addicted to AA

Addicted to AA

Alexa Davis, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

The common noises that I hear as I roam around the crowded cafeteria early in the morning have changed from the silent yawns of tired seniors to the constant yelling of swear words and angry mannerisms. What could have caused all of this ruckus in such a short amount of time? I suddenly realized that...

Snapchat update snatches away best friends

Snapchat update snatches away best friends

Daniela Karpenos, Web News Editor

February 2, 2015

Jan. 27 marked a day of horror for many avid Snapchatters. The app update brought about an unwelcome and unforeseen change—the disappearance of the infamous “Best Friends” list. This list, updated weekly, displays the top three friends a user Snapchats the most frequently. According to Snapchat support, members of the list “are selecte...

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