Apple’s self driving program: dreams turned to reality

Volkswagen’s T6 camping van, the model that Apple will use as its base for a self-driving electric car by Anthony P. Many people have heard of Apple’s self-driving program, in fact, it has been the subject of a lot of speculation ever since rumors broke that the tech company was making its own self-driving car….

The Royal Wedding

by: Wyatt B. On November 27, 2017, The Prince of Wales made it public that his son, Prince Henry, and Meghan Markle would officially be engaged. He also announced that the wedding would take place on the Sunday of May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel. The wedding was right on schedule. Prince Charles hosted…

Death in the clouds: The problem with Mount Everest

by Diya M. Reaching the apex of Mount Everest is a treacherous journey.  Besides the hiking gear and the skill, one needs to face perilous temperatures and menacing heights. Nobukazu Kuriki, a Japanese climber, died on his eighth attempt to climb said mountain. That makes him the third person to pass away there this month….

Scooting across the U.S.A.

by Natalie M. Have you ever been tired walking up and down streets everyday? Or ever wanted a way to travel without a car? Well, a start-up that originated in Los Angeles, called Bird, created a scooter transportation system. After paying a dollar for the ride, every minute the scooter charges 15 cents. The scooters…

“Yanny” or “Laurel”? The audio clip that is dividing the nation

By Eric M. and Jackson K. The debate started when Georgia student Katie Hetzel had the word “laurel” on her vocabulary list. She visited dictionary.com to find the definition of the word and played the audio clip. She was astounded at what she heard: a robotic voice saying the word “yanny!” She showed the clip…

1 house, 2 house, 3D Printed house, Blue house

by Jamieson D.    Recently I have been interested in the 3D printing and all of the different, odd or helpful objects it can create. But the more I thought about the subject, the more I began to wonder if 3D printing is essential for companies or a bulk manufacturing company. I then looked online to…

Havana Plane Crash

by Wyatt B. Very close to the José Martí International Airport, the plane for flight DMJ 0972 fiercely smashed into a field and killed over 100 people. The plane was heading from the Cuban capital to the city of Holguin, which is on the eastern side of the island. Three extremely fortunate people survived in…

Yet again: Ten shot dead in Santa Fe High School shooting

by Souf R. and Grace C.   Friends and family gather to mourn and remember those who were lost in the Santa Fe High School shooting. On Friday May 18, 2018, ten people were shot dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas. 31 lives have been taken in school shootings so far this year,…

The tide is high: The effect of climate change on our islands

by: Allison T. This winter, the maximum sea ice extent, or the area of ocean where sea ice is present,  in the Arctic barely missed the lowest recorded amount. Melting ice means rising waters in the ocean, which is not good news for anyone. A few islands in particular have been hit hard by the…