Phone Dependency: Exploring the overuse of phones in school

Usage and dependency on phones has become a part of everyday life, yet some students and teachers find the normalization alarming.

Phone dependency can lead to issues such as procrastination, distraction and even concerns about safety.

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Hatzmann talks ice hockey and breaking out of the ASL bubble

The pursuit of a sport lacking in popularity and influence throughout England might seem unsustainable and even tedious to some, but Tanner Hatzmann (’20) has developed his passion for ice hockey in meaningful ways through his continued participation in U.K.-based leagues. Since 2017, Hatzmann has been the goalie for Streatham Hockey’s under 18 team.  

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Defining news in the digital age

Micaella Lavi Staff Writer

Margot Langman (’22) defines news as “information that is being passed from one source to another.” Whether that’s somebody delivering good news or hearing it on the television,  reading it in a newspaper or seeing it social media, Langman believes news can be further defined as anytime someone is “absorbing knowledge from another source.”

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Living with color blindness

Media Editor Imogen Weiss

The room would turn red or green indicating when to stop or start the go-kart, but for Liam Hamama (’20), who is deuteranopia color blind (red-green color blind), this proved to be an impossible task. “I wouldn’t know when [the room] was green or red so I tried looking around me to see what everyone else was doing,” he said. “But on a couple occasions I messed up and when it was green I stopped or vice versa.”

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Apple feigns innovation to promote sale of new iPhones, but pleasantly surprises with iPad design

Staff Writer Izzy Harris 

On September 12, Apple held its annual press conference at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. This was the first year that I had taken time to watch the event since becoming a beta tester, someone who is able to test out the software before it’s released to the public, instead of reading the Buzzfeed reviews the day after like I usually do.

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