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As a decrease in physical newspapers becomes evident, a rise in digital news gives the opportunity to be more accessible.

Technology aids the spread of news, but hinders the journalism industry

Nicola DeGregorio March 12, 2021

In an increasingly digital world, where a few simple clicks can gain access to a variety of news outlets, it's no wonder that there has been a decrease in the print journalism industry. According to the...

As schools across the country teach virtually, many students and teachers reflect on how this changes education.

Schools adapt virtually amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nina Kolodchak March 12, 2021

According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly 93% of U.S. households with school-aged children have utilized a form of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 80% of these households practice...

The job market changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many to rely on technology.

Technology changes career accessibility and applications

Nina Kolodchak March 12, 2021

As many continue to practice social distancing in the midst of COVID-19, it has become difficult to participate in once normal activities. Careers that entail physical contact with others have transitioned...

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Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” details the unseen dangers of social media

Carla Vreeland October 9, 2020

“There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software.” Writer and professor Edward Tufte demonstrated in just one sentence not only the detrimental impact...

As technology advances, people with disabilities are given the opportunity to create art.  https://unsplash.com/license

Technology introduces new ways to assist artists with disabilities

Isabella Ji October 9, 2020

People with disabilities could be at a disadvantage when it comes to creating art. However, with the additional help that technology provides, artists with disabilities can widen their range of creative...

Black Friday, which is honored by companies with low prices and heavy discounts, is one of America’s biggest days for sales. According
to the New York Post, customers spent an average of $520 on Black Friday in 2018.
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Commercialization techniques manipulate shoppers

Ryan Lemberger January 17, 2020

As the holiday season rolls around, stores increase marketing and advertising to get customers through their doors, with successful stores showcasing unique twists and deals on products. However, some...

Left to right, juniors Rachel Fisher of Ocean and Olivia McCarthy of Howell view a text.

Abbreviations spell out confusion for older texters

Beatrice Karron and Will McHale January 17, 2020

As technology evolves, the ways people communicate with one another follow suit. Over the last few years, as phone conversations began to replace face-to-face communication, texting has become its own...

MCVSD has used Google Apps for Education and has had its own G Suite since 2012.
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Internet access raises privacy concerns

Zoe Conner-Bennett and Brigid McCarthy November 15, 2019

Newly-installed guest Wi-Fi has opened up doors for the MCVSD community, but users must be careful not to slam their fingers. The network has connected students to the internet, but also student activity...

In the summertime, badge-checking is a popular job amongst teenagers. But this job may soon become obsolete due to increased technology.

Automation: a blessing in disguise for the unemployed

Ryan Swanson June 20, 2019

It’s 2040. Kids around the world are dead broke, and at no fault of their own. Work just simply doesn’t exist. The “summer job” has become an obsolete novelty, ground under the boot of economic...

The Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City.

Apple’s tech reign begins to rot

Eliane Tapia March 15, 2019

It seems that with every passing day, technology advances exponentially. Now, phones have the capability to track things like health and sleep, and complete tasks with a simple voice command. Through the...

Elon Musk speaks at the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit, featuring discussions about technology and the internet.

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Caroline Monaghan June 15, 2018

Self-driving cars, thermostats that learn your heating and cooling needs and digital personal assistants: welcome to the multi-billion dollar industry of artificial intelligence (AI). Nearly 50 years...

Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Jacynth Apora and Rebecca Heath May 4, 2018

The use of traditional radio seems to be decreasing as alternatives such as Spotify, iTunes, podcasts and more grow. But, studies show that traditional radio remains popular, with 42,940,000 Americans...

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