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Why Is Fortnite So Popular?

Why Is Fortnite So Popular?

Arsh Gupta, Reporter

August 27, 2018


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

For the past year, there has been one game that has grabbed the attention of the world. No matter where you go, you will hear everyone talking about it. This not so new sensation is the one and only Fortnite. Fortnite is the game everyone is playing. It is like the new Minecraft, a game that continues...

Failures Of The Human Race: Movies

Failures Of The Human Race: Movies

Andrew Watson, Reporter

August 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Technology, Videos

IN A WORLD... WHERE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT QUALITY MOVIES ARE... ...Is actually exactly like our world. (WHICH IS SAD.) In today's generation, I am unlucky enough to exist in a world where no one understands the word QUALITY. Unfortunately, we are in a severe DROUGHT of good movies. Movies nowadays are...

4K vs Regular

4K vs Regular

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Editor-In-Chief, Canyon Echoes

May 18, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology

What is 4K resolution? 4K refers to one of two high definition resolutions:3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels. 4K is four times the pixel resolution, or twice the line resolution (2160p), of 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). The other high definition resolutions in use are 720p and 1080i. So 4K resolution...

Yanny or Laurel?

Yanny or Laurel?

Vishnu Sreenivasan and Oliver Barnfield

May 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology, World News

The earth is divided. Friendships have been broken. All because of a single audio clip that people hear differently. The audio clip comes from Vocabulary.com, and was under the definition for laurel. But when a student heard the audio clip for "Laurel", she heard "Yanny". Katie Hetzel, the...

Nintendo Switches new Charging Stand

Nintendo Switches new Charging Stand

Jack Purcell, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Technology

Take a quick glance at any marketing for the Nintendo Switch, and you'll notice that the thing can arrange itself into three distinct setups. Theirs docked mode, which uses a dock and an HDMI cable to play on your big screen. We've got handheld mode, where you attach the controllers to either side of ...

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai

Keshav Laxminarasimhan, Reporter

May 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, People, Technology

We've all heard of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, some of the most influential minds in the 21st century. An unknown figure that not many people know about is, Sundar Pichai, he is the current CEO of Google and this is the story of this inspirational being and his journey to success. From middle-class to one ...

Nintendo Switch Online – Don’t Break Your Switch

Nintendo Switch Online – Don’t Break Your Switch

Austin Nguyen, Reporter

May 10, 2018


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

On May 7th, Nintendo finally announced the details of its long-awaited online service. In the past, Nintendo has honestly been pretty horrible on the online side of video games. Competitors like Xbox and PlayStation have been leaders in the online gaming world, with Xbox Live and PlayStation Network....

Mappen

Mappen

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Chief App Correspondant

April 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Technology

There's a new craze among teenagers for an app called "Mappen." So what does it do? Mappen lets people share location with their friends. You can either download it from the app store or download it through an invite from a friend. So how does it work? You would get a text message from Mappen that your friend...

Spotify Redesign

Spotify Redesign

Austin Nguyen, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, is starting to roll out a new redesign for its mobile users. The announcement about the redesign was on April 24, with it a new redesign for the free service. The redesign features more premium subscription like features for people signing up for free. The...

PlayStation 4 Pro

PlayStation 4 Pro

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Chief Gaming Correspondent

April 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Technology

The new PlayStation 4 Pro is a new game console by Sony. The PlayStation 4 Pro is a souped-up version of the PlayStation 4 that released early 3013. The PS4 had a lot of similar features as the new PS4 Pro, but the PS4 Pro works a lot better with 4K TVs. If you already own aPS4,, buying the PS4 Pro might...

Xbox One X

Xbox One X

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Chief Gaming Correspondent

April 13, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

The Xbox One X is one of the most powerful device Microsoft has releases so far. You can use your current Xbox One or Xbox One S games on the new Xbox One X. This is very important because this way you just have to purchase the console, not all the games, even the ones you already have.  It has 40%...

Top 5 Best Art Apps

Top 5 Best Art Apps

Amber Xiao

April 13, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology

*Note: These may not be in order* 5. Concepts by TopHatch Concepts is an advanced sketching and design app for professional creators. The drawing choices include fluid pens, wires, pencils, markers, and watercolor. You can create your own color palettes or use one of the ones provided by Concepts. ...