Dwayne Haskins

Haskins

 

by Justin Vink

Staff Writer

 

Though many teams are vying for a new quarterback this season, there are only four really realistic teams going after quarterback Dwayne Haskins. As #1 quarterback Kyler Murray is projected to go to the Arizona Cardinals, who contain the first pick of the draft, Haskins is the only other significant early first-round quarterback on the board this year. One of those four teams looking for a franchise quarterback is the Broncos, who have a temporary, but not permanent, fix in Joe Flacco, who could serve as a good mentor for a new young quarterback. Another destination for one of these young quarterbacks is Miami. The Dolphins only really have Ryan Fitzpatrick on deck to lead the team at the moment, and though he’s had his significant victories, he’s also come back down to earth every time. The Dolphins have been searching for success for a while now, and Haskins could be the answer to that long search. The Redskins have Alex Smith to hang on to for the next couple seasons, but not for long, as he may not be as mobile and agile as he used to be after his gruesome ankle injury in 2018. The Redskins could use Smith, and new acquirement Case Keenum, as mentors for Haskins. Lastly, the Giants have been looking for a new quarterback for a while now, as current quarterback Eli Manning is getting older, and his production level is declining. The Giants are showing all signs rebuild after trading superstar wideout Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. A new quarterback and new offensive line would be the first step to rebuild this organization. If they miss on Haskins, they could also find refuge with top quarterbacks Will Grier (West Virginia), and Drew Lock (Missouri). Other teams that may be looking for a quarterback: The Saints, Patriots, Steelers, Raiders, and Buccaneers. All of these are teams with declining or just old quarterbacks. Also, as mentioned earlier, the Arizona Cardinals, with the first pick, are vying to grab top quarterback prospect Kyler Murray, a 5’9 versatile athlete, who, if not taken by the Cardinals, is fair game for this number of teams. Though this quarterback class is not as big as last years, it is still filled with a solid group of gunslingers.

Galaxy S10 Model Line Review

By DEMETRIOS TURK

Staff Writer

The newest Samsung Galaxy devices are here. The Samsung galaxy s10, with plus and e models respectively. The S10+ starts at $1000, which is regrettably becoming the standard for flagship smartphones in 2019. The standard S10 model starts at $900, and the “budget” model starts at $750. These new smartphones, with their annual March release, set the bar for the likes of OnePlus, the Google Pixel, and the iPhone. These companies watch what Samsung was able to accomplish and build on it or incorporate the technology into their own devices.

The new galaxies are as feature packed as ever, bolstering a new fingerprint scanner, a new camera, front and back, and a new operating system on top of stock android. Samsung also found the courage to keep the headphone jack for yet another set of phones, despite reports claiming the opposite. These new phones are all great and thus they deserve their own deep dive.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus:  The S10+ has many advantages over the other two models…duh because it is the plus model after all. Let’s start with the exterior of the phone.

The S10 on all models maintain the well-built glass and metal sandwich design that has been successful for the company since the S6 in 2015. They did tweak the design, having a sort of holographic white and black variants to go along with the mainstay coral and blue colors. The plus model also gets a dual front camera design, with the new hole punch design that the new S models have. The plus model comes with the option to replace the back glass with a black or white ceramic option…for an extra $250. If you want a new phone and want to get back at your wallet you can buy the ceramic model and opt for a whole terabyte of storage for a staggering $1600. The S10 plus has a 6.4-inch dynamic infinity display, with even fewer bezels because of the hole punch design, and a 4,100 MaH battery.

Samsung Galaxy S10: The S10 plus and the standard models both feature an innovative new fingerprint scanner. The Ultrasonic scanner is underneath the glass. The new fingerprint scanner uses tones and soundwaves to render a three-dimensional variation of your fingerprint. This means that a simple two-dimensional model would not unlock the phone. The S10 models not named then come with 8GB of ram which is a really solid amount for the power user all the way to the casual man. Both camera units have a triple camera unit, the normal camera, a telephoto dual aperture zoom camera, and an all-new super wide angle camera. Both have Samsung’s new fast wireless charging 2.0 technology inside, along with a power share feature. Power sharing is essentially the ability to be able to turn your S10 into a wireless charger; ideally for your smart products like wireless headphones or your smartwatch as the wireless output is rather slow.

Both phones are great, but unless you absolutely can’t live without the things in the last paragraph cheaper is better, especially when you are still getting a very great device.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 e: This is probably the most interesting model to come out this model year. Samsung isn’t hiding the fact that this phone is a direct competitor to the

iPhone XR, even having the phones at the same price point of $750. Let’s get one thing straight: The Galaxy S10 e is better than the iPhone XR in every way. Better battery, better cameras, as the E still has dual cameras compared to the one on the R. By far the better screen, as the XR screen doesn’t even get up to 1080p. This isn’t about the differences between the two, this is about the e. The Galaxy e has a 3100 MaH battery and starts at 128GB of storage. The screen is 5.8 inches of full HD+ and dynamic AMOLED technology; something different is that this is the first Samsung to have a non-curved display since the S7 of 2016. There is also a traditional fingerprint scanner on the power button of the S10e, this scanner is very fast, especially when compared to the ultrasonic on the other S10 models. The S10e is a very good option at the premium mid-range price range, as coined by MKBHD.

The latest and greatest devices from Samsung are finally here. The S10 model line checks most if not all of the boxes needed to create a great smartphone. The new operating system Samsung placed on top of Android 9.0 Pie is very streamlined and snappy. The skin they have used since the inception of the galaxy line, TouchWiz, was known for being feature heavy, but also bogging down the phone and being a little too much in your face. This is not a problem with the new Samsung One UI, as the features are still there, but everything is easily accessible but tucked away as to not interfere with the overall user experience. The One UI is also on the S9 and Note 9s, as of March 12th, the updates were rolled out. My daily driver is the Note 9, so this is the second full day I have been using the UI. It is everything that Samsung stated it would be and more. Samsung also has the Galaxy Fold in the works, announcing it alongside the S10. We do not have a date as of now, but it will be very interesting to see how this technology advances in the next couple of years.

Samsung hit the S10 model year out of the park, the new Galaxy Note 10 should improve on all of these things and make them better like most years. If Samsung even brings the Note line around for a tenth installment. It was hot on the rumor mill around December that Samsung’s Note 9 would be the last of the Notes, buy Samsung disputed this rumor amid the outcry from consumers. It will be interesting to see what the September Samsung release has in store for us consumers.

 

 

Stranger Things Season 3

StrangerThings

 

By ETHAN BECK

Staff Writer

The first trailer for Stranger Things Season 3 has been realized, and the internet is excited for something new on the internet that isn’t controversial and/or depressing. A release date has been confirmed for July 4th, similarly the same event that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the gang with actual names will be celebrating in the next season. The trailer features the gang pranking Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) via Eleven’s powers, Steve (Joe Keery) having a new job, with a possible new love interest for the jerk turned the mother of six, a joke Keery has actually played along with.  With the enemy creatures from the Upside Down being named after enemies in Dungeons and Dragons (the best tabletop game of all time), many speculate that the next beast to be named the Tarrasque or the Beholder, infamous beasts in the D&D universe.  The series of Stranger Things took the Internet by storm, and there is not one human of right mind who isn’t at least interested in the amazing series.

Guns on College Campuses

 

CampusCarry

By Vianca Teo

Staff Writer

Civilian gun rights have been a longstanding subject of national debate over the years. A recent rise in mass school shootings has galvanized several state legislators to sanction concealed handguns on college campuses, while another several are adamant on forbidding it. Where the two rigid sides can certainly agree on is that both advocates and opponents on the matter attribute their argument to the objective of preventing more innocent lives to fall victim to such occurrences. The question is, then, which position can enact laws and policies that will effectively enhance security and safety for students. If young students are armed with deadly weapons that are intended for the kill, evidently, mayhem will ensue. The only measure that will legitimately inhibit future campus casualties is for colleges to remain gun-free and restricting guns from the hands of students altogether by thorough and proper means of regulation and supervision.

More availability of firearms only adds further risks for students; hence, they must not be permitted on college campuses. A substantial percent of college students have experienced suicidal thoughts, and a portion within that amount has actually attempted it, according to professor David Skorton on his article “Do We Really Need More Guns on Campus”. The population of college students are still young and vulnerable, not quite teenagers any longer but likewise not quite adults yet. They are still highly susceptible to teenage insecurities, and on top of that are ladened with the pressure of academic workload. All of these factors often lead to self-harm, thus the increased presence of guns on campus would heighten the chances of more student deaths. Indeed, if an individual intends to commit suicide, they will resort to varying methods (such as drug overdose) than merely using guns. However, the result of death by drug overdose is significantly more likely to be unsuccessful compared using a gun, which only takes a pull of a trigger. Furthermore, if students bore guns in an active firing incident, it will heighten the risk of accidental shootings. Police force undergoes through extensive training in order to become adept at their profession, and yet circumstances still occur where they fail to aim their target. Concealed gun permit holders will clearly not be subjected to the same conditions, and will, therefore, will not acquire the same skills as a trained police officer. If students attempt to fire at a shooter as an act of self-defense, they may inadvertently shoot innocent individuals running to and fro in a chaotic setting.  In addition to that, police in the scene may not be able to distinguish between bystanders and aggressors if they are all carrying fatal weapons. Allowing concealed guns in school campus only amplifies the danger that students may face. It is better to leave it to law enforcement to handle such precarious and risky situations.

Colleges must have active means of prohibiting the smuggling of firearms in the school campus, such as instilling entry point metal detection and frequent monitoring and inspecting dormitories for lethal weapons. Additionally, colleges must hire greater numbers of police officers, who will be stationed by building halls and in every corner of each school vicinity, so they are able to survey for and detect any suspicious activity.

Google Stadia

GoogleStadia

 

By CRISTOFF ZAVALA

Staff Writer

 

The latest project by Google, the Stadia, is an in-progress device to combat home consoles like the Xbox One and the PlayStation. What makes this system unique is that it can be played anywhere, on a TV, on a monitor, on a phone, even a tablet. The system, if it can be called one, doesn’t have a real body. By body, I mean the actual console, like the Xbox system. It’s more like Netflix, it uses a cloud to store data where players may access it wherever. We do not know yet if players will have to pay for each game, like a traditional console or if it will be a membership where one will pay monthly. Google claims that no game will require a download since everything is already on the cloud. It is said to have more power than an Xbox One X and a Playstation Pro combined. As long as you have a strong internet connection, then you will be able to access a game by simply typing the game into google. This all sounds way too good to be true, but if possible, the Stadia will likely be the end of console gaming as we know it.

Shane Dawson

Dawson

 

by NOEL BRITO

Staff writer

 

Shane Dawson’s name has been all over headlines for these past couple days. Scandals have been released of Dawson saying inappropriate things from his past. Shane Dawson is a YouTuber who makes “conspiracy theory” videos and is famous for his testing out tv products on tv. A recent podcast had been released with Dawson saying a young girl was “sexy”. People had taken to Twitter to say their disappointment in him. THEN, his podcast that he had put out for his fans had him saying that he had a “sexual activity” on his cat from a couple years ago. He had stated on Twitter that he was joking and that he would never do any of those things. Shane had been trending on Twitter while people had begun to make jokes about the situations. March 19th, photos had been released of him and his boyfriend becoming engaged. His fans had defended Dawson through these situations and mistakes that had been made in the past.

“New Trailer On ‘Aladdin’ Actually Doesn’t Look Bad”

Aladdin

 

From the first teaser of the upcoming “Aladdin” live-action film, people were NOT impressed or excited to see how this film would turn out. Now that the official trailer has been released on March 12th, 2019, now there’s the uncertainty of whether this would be a good or a bad film, but from a different point of view, this actually might turn out to be a decent movie.

The most common complaint was Will Smith, a famous actor, starring as the Genie. But even with our first glance at this new adaptation, the trailer hints at a more sarcastic, funny, pretty much “Will Smith” genie versus the 1992 comedic and memorable genie from the animated movie. The characters, although they don’t match the cartoon characters, look more historically accurate in some ways, which many people hardly look at. This is Disney’s remake of their beloved film, and at some point, it’s probably best to make a film the way DISNEY saw the story NOW, instead of copying their own idea from 1992.

The most likely reason people (including myself) hated the teaser so much was because we were expecting to see the old “Aladdin”, and not the new one. Surprisingly, I got goosebumps when the Genie began singing “Never Had A Friend Like Me” in the trailer because it was so upbeat and just, new! For the first time, I actually felt excited to see this movie, despite the way Jafar was portrayed and the way Jasmine looks now. No one can ever forget the original movie for what it is, but in all honesty, Disney’s 2019 “Aladdin” might not be so bad as everyone assumed at first.

Devin Nunes Sues Twitter

Nunes

 

by BETH CONTRERAS
Staff Writer

Devin Nunes (R-Calif) of District 22 filed a suit in Virginia on Saturday against Twitter and several of its users for over 250 million dollars. Two defendants included in this lawsuit consist of a parody account named “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and another called “Devin Nunes’ Cow”. The ‘cow’ account, which had only about 1000 followers when Nunes announced the lawsuit, has skyrocketed to over 200k followers, and the two anonymous parody accounts have been gaining attention since his statement release. Nunes accuses Twitter of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory” despite the issue that there has been no released or leaked proof of Twitter monetizing abusive content considering their strict safety rules of the platform. Recently, many conservatives have been blaming social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for censoring views that pertain towards the right wing, leading Trump to go onto Twitter to make the following statement: “Facebook, Google, and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are so on the side of the Radical Left Democrats”. While opinion plays a large factor in this lawsuit and in the eyes of the public, Twitter makes sure to remove or suspend accounts that “target individuals or an entire protected category with hateful conduct”, which is described above under Twitter’s Rules and Policies. Even so, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act allows internet services, such as Twitter, with immunity from liability of posts by their users. Nunes has also accused the app of “shadowbanning” conservatives, which is defined in modern technology terms as the act of partially blocking a user so that other users may not see their posts, despite them still posted, and the user is unaware that they have been removed from insights and views of other users.

https://www.apnews.com/57db44f1ca4f45868d93c477b04baf7a

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/starr-nunes-lawsuit-means-accountability-for-twitter

 

Cop Shoots Unarmed Man

Rose

 

By JEHNA RAMISCAL

Staff writer

A witness in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer said Wednesday he saw the officer standing on the sidewalk, panicking, saying, “I don’t know why I shot him. I don’t know why I fired.” Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld shot and killed 17-year old Antwon Rose in June 2018 as the teen ran from a car that the officer had pulled over. The teen was unarmed and just last week, another passenger in the car pleaded guilty to firing in the drive-by. “You do not shoot somebody in the back if they are not a threat to you,” Zappala said. The district attorney added that the officer gave conflicting accounts of whether he thought Rose was armed. Rose’s death sparked weeks of protests that shut down local roadways. Demonstrators felt that Rose’s death fit a national pattern of police brutality against black residents. “This car was involved in an attempted murder, that’s why it was stopped. It’s being stopped for going through a stop sign,” the lawyer said after a hearing in September. The shooting generated so much publicity that a judge worried that a local jury would deny Rosfeld a fair hearing. Jurors will come from Harrisburg instead. Since they must travel 200 miles to Pittsburgh, the trial will run through the week and into the weekend if necessary.

Vegetarianism

Vegetarian

 

I recently made the decision to become a vegetarian. Many people look down on me for that for whatever reason, and this is something I do not understand. Vegetarianism has many more options than people think, several times while broaching the idea of being vegetarian to my family they told me I would regret it and miss the meat. But, almost a month in I do not miss meat at all. In fact, I find that I have so many more options than I originally considered. Not only have I come to realize how many food options there are that do not have meat, but I have come to learn several new recipes in this time span. The point of this article though is to make a statement on vegetarianism, just to say that there are many more options than people think and that everyone has the right to make their own dietary decisions.