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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 00:00

DON'T OPEN THAT DOC!

A new phishing scam is currently terrorizing the internet. The scam is designed to look like a Google Doc sent from someone you know. But, if you aren't expecting a link don't open it! This new scam will allow hackers easy access to your account information and will send the same phishing email to all your contacts. If you receive a Google Doc that you aren't expecting, delete it! If you have already fallen for the scam, change your passwords and revoke permissions to suspicious apps. If you think your information has been stolen and you may be a victim…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

NINTH GRADE WORLD NEWS

Five 9th graders are getting international notoriety for their science experiment. What started as a school project rocketed them into the spotlight for what they discovered. The girls noticed that having their cell phones by their head as they slept caused them to have less concentration at school and difficulty sleeping so they decided to test the theory for their biology class. They took trays of cress seeds and placed them in a room both with and without Wi-Fi routers, routers use the same type of waves as cell phones, and gave them the same amount of water and sunlight;…
Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

THE LAW MEETS SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media as we know it today, websites and applications that a person uses to communicate with other users, started twenty years ago in 1997 with a site called Six Degrees. Since then a lot has changed and social media has become a daily, hourly, activity for its many users. With such widespread use it was only a matter of time before the law would get involved with social media. Now major applications, like Facebook, are facing controversial choices about how their sites should be used and policed and not just by their local state or even their national governments…
Friday, 14 April 2017 00:00

TEMPERATURE RISING

The temperature is rising swiftly as we head towards the extreme heat of Arizona summer. Anyone who has lived here does not need to be told twice that the heat can be taxing and down right dangerous if your not careful. In fact, "even on a relatively cool day, the temperature inside a parked car can quickly spike to life-threatening levels if the sun is out," according to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. In light of this information and to stop heatstroke related death of children and pets in vehicles Arizona legislature has created Bill 2494 which prevents…
Friday, 07 April 2017 00:00

SELFIE SLIP

This week a woman who was trying to take a spectacular selfie made a misstep that ended up with her plummeting 60 feet from the girder of one of California's tallest bridges. "The bridge's off-limits underbelly seem to be a popular, but dangerous spot for social media posting;" according to CNN. This is one of many instances where a person has made a bad decision trying to get the perfect "pic" (see Mannequin Challenge Gone Wrong). Luckily, this selfie seeker did not pay the ultimate price but, her troubles may not be over. While selfies have become a way of…