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Psychology students shatter social norms

Psychology students shatter social norms

Yvanna Reyes, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
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Select SHS students participated in a project where they were challenged to go out in public and go against the unsaid rules of society or ‘break a social norm’. Tasks that break a social norm include invading personal space, paying only in coins, doing yoga in a dress, sleeping on beds at furniture...

‘Tis the testing season’

‘Tis the testing season’

Hannah Lee, Op-ed Chief
May 12, 2017
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SHS faces APs, exams

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Apple sells less for more

Apple sells less for more

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
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According to Apple’s second quarter earnings for iPhone sales, the company’s revenue has increased around one percent to $33.2 billion. Yet at 50.8 million iPhones sold, the unit sales have actually decreased. This is due to Apple selling its iPhones for the highest price yet: $695. The Verge...

US state department announces travel alert for Europe

US state department announces travel alert for Europe

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
May 8, 2017
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Terror attacks in France, Russia, Sweden, and Great Britain since the beginning of 2017 convinced the U.S. to institute a travel alert for U.S. citizens traveling to Europe. “While we were [in Europe] for the [AP Euro] trip, I felt safe, and it was not on my mind. However, if there are threats, then it is re...

Experts research why some people look like their names

Experts research why some people look like their names

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
April 28, 2017
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Recently, researchers have experimented, trying to determine if people could correctly match a person’s name to an unfamiliar face. They discovered that these people were able to guess these names at a higher rate than predicted. In this experiment, two studies were completed with 185 people in...

Electric air taxi ideas start soaring

Electric air taxi ideas start soaring

Eddie Wade, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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We all remember thinking that flying cars would be a thing by now. Well, air taxis might be in our future. So far, this taxi is only a prototype called Lilium Jet. This all-electric two-seater safely completed an unmanned test early in April. “We have solved some of the toughest engineering ch...

‘Chemistry on the brain’

‘Chemistry on the brain’

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2017
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AP exams are just around the corner. Students in AP Chemistry are currently struggling to finish learning and reviewing all the material they need to know for their exam on May 1. Mr. Michael Geyer, AP Chemistry teacher, hosted a voluntary Saturday on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to teach one en...

Snapchat introduces 3D filter

Snapchat introduces 3D filter

Jessica Lu, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
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Snapchat unveiled “World Lenses,” a new filter which allows users to place cute cartoon images and words at any depth of a given picture. In its blog post, the company said that the Lenses “...can paint the world around you with new 3D experiences.” The 3D filter adds an augmented reality...

March for Science promotes policy, research

March for Science promotes policy, research

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
April 21, 2017
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This year’s shift in political leadership has led to increasing participation in activism, including, notably, the Women’s March in January. As part of this trend, an international March for Science will take place on April 22. “The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly com...

US ‘armada’ heads in opposite direction of North Korea

US ‘armada’ heads in opposite direction of North Korea

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
April 20, 2017
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On April 8, the U. S. Navy claimed that the Carl Vinson strike group was on their way towards the Korean peninsula. President Donald Trump said an “armada” was being sent as a deterrence measure. The U. S. states that it had to first finish training with Australia and is now continuing throug...

Biles tangoes to top

Biles tangoes to top

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
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The iconic TV show “Dancing with the Stars” is back for season 24. Joining the ranks is gold medalist Simone Biles partnered with Sasha Farber, professional dancer. The couple earned the highest score for the first night, 32 out of 40. “I am so excited that Simone Biles is on ‘Dancing wit...

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