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Student Opinions on the 2018 iPad Pro

Student Opinions on the 2018 iPad Pro

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Technology, Videos

The new 2018 iPad Pro released on Nov.7, 2018. Let's hear what the students think about it.

Amazon Offering Free Shipping During the Holiday

Amazon Offering Free Shipping During the Holiday

Ayan Momin, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Technology

Amazon is offering everyone free shipping during the holiday, no matter if you have prime or not. This idea is good for all the customers, but for Amazon, this could end in many ways, marvelous or dreadful. I want to express to people what might happen during the free shipping day's, and what will happen...

A Cutting Edge Hackathon

A Cutting Edge Hackathon

Elie Soloveichik, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Technology

A new kind of event took place on Oct. 13 at Pearson Ranch Middle School, attracting hundreds of students and volunteers to participate in the first ever CodewizardsHQ Hackathon. The goal of the Hackathon was to connect middle school and high school students from Round Rock ISD across different coding e...

Why Is The Apple Watch A Bigger Upgrade From The Last One

Why Is The Apple Watch A Bigger Upgrade From The Last One

Ayan Momin, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Technology

Do you think the Apple watch is a bigger upgrade from the last one? Why or why not it is the Apple Watch a bigger upgrade, and descriptions to why the new one is better than the old one. Size For the new Apple watches, The smaller of the two watch sizes has a height of 40mm and the larger 44mm....

Game Review: Spore

Game Review: Spore

June Jung, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Technology

Spore is a video game that allows you to evolve from a microbe in the ocean to a civilization who travel into space and fly about in cool futuristic spaceships. Let's start from the beginning. Stage 1: You are a tiny weird microbe swimming in the ocean. You have one job: Don't get eaten, Don't starve-find...

Favorite Free Art Programs: Krita

Favorite Free Art Programs: Krita

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Art, Clubs, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology, Videos

With the popularization of digital art nowadays, there are plenty of new and free drawing programs. One of my favorites is Krita. Let's take a look at the program and explore its features!

All Eight Nintendo Consoles Ranked

All Eight Nintendo Consoles Ranked

Oliver Barnfield, Andrew Watson, Baker Tuthill, and Colin Johnson

October 4, 2018


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

Ever since Nintendo started out in the late '80s, they have kept releasing quality games. So today, we'll be taking a look at the best and worst consoles in the company's history, from the greatest to the worst. No handhelds or peripherals like Panasonic Q will be present. As the old Nintendo ads used...

Vine & Music.ly: Awful Apps

Vine & Music.ly: Awful Apps

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

Throughout the world of the internet... 2 apps have haunted the lives of middle schoolers everywhere...Vine, harbringer of awful comedy.... and Music.ly ... well, we don't talk about Music.ly. I suppose I should explain. Vine is an app where you can record skits or videos, but they have to be under...

Top 10 Underrated Sega Games

Top 10 Underrated Sega Games

Oliver Barnfield, Sega Fan

September 25, 2018


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

Ah, Sega. You might know them for Sonic the Hedgehog. But I know them for so much more, and so should you. Since Sega basically quit the business, people have thought of them as a second best to Nintendo. But in the 90s they produced an unprecedented run of excellent but little-played games. Here's a...

Game Review: Ark

Game Review: Ark

September 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Technology

Ark is a video game where you travel forward in time. You wake up on a sandy beach with dodo birds and triceratops, but other than that you're alone. You are hungry, thirsty, and cold. You need to find resources to keep you alive. You wander around the beach searching for fruits, firewood and thatch....

Past Present and Future of Smartphones

Past Present and Future of Smartphones

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Technology

Technology is fundamental in the 21st Century. The whole world revolves around technology. The first computers were around a whole room. They had barely any power. They could only compute basic things. The computer which was that big and had little power has now evolved. It has transformed into a being...