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The Mattel HyperScan: What, When and Why

The Mattel HyperScan: What, When and Why

Baker Tuthill and Oliver Barnfield

May 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Technology

(Collab with Oliver) With bad game consoles like the Phillips CD-i, we can look back and laugh at the past, and wonder: what were they thinking? Sometimes, though, it wasn't that long ago that a bad console was made. Enter the Mattel HyperScan, one of the worst consoles ever. How the HyperScan came ...

Samsung Galaxy Fold Launch Delayed

Samsung Galaxy Fold Launch Delayed

Arsh Gupta, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Technology

Samsung's revolutionary foldable phone has been delayed indefinitely. The phone, which was expected to be released on April 26, was delayed due to technical issues. There are multiple problems occurring in peoples phones.  The phone's foldable display is covered with a protective layer, which looks...

Weird FMV Games

Weird FMV Games

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

Today we will be taking a dive into the wacky world of FMV games. FMV was a craze in the video industry of the 90s, and these were real games interspersed with live action video footage. FMV stands for Full Motion Video, by the way. These games were cheesy as a cheddar sandwich, and the footage had to...

What Is Dark Matter and Does It Exist?

What Is Dark Matter and Does It Exist?

June Jung, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Community & World News, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Just For Fun, Opinion, People, Technology

The Big Idea Dark Matter is an idea that humans came up with to fill the empty void of space with at least - something, but the big question is what is it? No-one on planet Earth knows what dark matter is, but lots of scientists intend to find out. Dark matter has recently been accused of being a liquid...

Weird YouTube Kids Videos

Weird YouTube Kids Videos

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

When I was young, I got most of my entertainment from books and Scooby Doo. I had to go to HEB and get the DVD's, as this was before Netflix started its streaming service. I didn't have the instant gratification entertainment experience that many others do. Now, 3 year old kids DO have access to any...

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is Cursed

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is Cursed

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

I have been a Sonic fan almost all my life. It's not fun. The games are consistently bad, the fanbase is extremely embarrassing, and in general its very painful to admit that you are a fan of the speedy blue hedgehog. The one time I was happy to be a Sonic fan was when Sonic Mania was released, and that...

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

Evlabia Konstantinou and June Jung

April 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Technology, Wellness

Intro Technology in the classroom. Is it necessary? During the school day, my school uses computers for everything. I am not upset with this, it helps me grasp the information better than any packet or book. You may think technology is just a distraction in class. It can help with participation in the c...

Worst Videogame Box Art

Worst Videogame Box Art

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

Video game box art is tricky. It doesn't have the high profile of film posters, so it's frequently handed over to studio hacks. Generally, the results aren't great. Here are several examples of this sad trend.

Can’t Put the Phone Down? Smartphone Addiction Could be Changing Your Brain

Can’t Put the Phone Down? Smartphone Addiction Could be Changing Your Brain

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

April 24, 2019


Filed under Community & World News, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

What are the effects of smartphones on the brain? Given the definition of smartphones today, it is a question of interest. For healthcare practitioners, mental health professionals, educators, parents, and anyone who happens to use a smartphone on a regular basis. Research Researchers who ...