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Mob Mentality and Black Friday

Mob Mentality and Black Friday

Tanner Hoyal, Journalist

February 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Recent Articles, Science, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

On the day after Thanksgiving, crowds of people waited outside Wal-Mart. Even though it was as early as 3:30 a.m. shoppers still lined the sidewalks and filled the parking lot. The local police even had to come in an attempt to control the crowd. After waiting for hours, the crowd became restless. At...

Animals are People Too

Animals are People Too

Dana Wickstrum, Journalist

February 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Recent Articles, Science, Showcase, Solutions Journalism

Every day there are animals across the country who are being abused, neglected, and mistreated. The stories we read or hear about are often reported on because they are cases of horrific abuse or terrible hoarding situations. The majority of stories are hidden in the dark and nobody knows about them,...

Amazon Wants to put Alexa Everywhere Now, Even in Your Microwave

Amazon Wants to put Alexa Everywhere Now, Even in Your Microwave

Zoe K., Journalist

January 14, 2019


Filed under Recent Articles, Science

Amazon just held its big 2018 unveiling where they revealed 70 new products, some of which included the personal assistant AI, Alexa. With Google leading the Personal Assistant market with the top-selling smart speaker, it only makes sense that Amazon would come back bigger than ever. At the beginning...

Man Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Man Killed by Brain-Eating Amoeba

Tanner Hoyal, Journalist

January 14, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Recent Articles, Science

A man was killed in New Jersey by a brain-eating amoeba. No, this isn’t science fiction. The single-celled animal called Naegleria Fowleri lives in warm water and therefore can usually be found in some of the Southern United States. However, this wasn’t the case with a New Jersey resident named Fabrizio...

What’s the big fuss about “doing Keto”?

What’s the big fuss about “doing Keto”?

Rachelle Peterson, Journalist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Recent Articles, Science

The State of Obesity tells us that, “According to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), 13.9 percent of high school students were obese, and an additional 16.0 percent were overweight.” What if there was a simple solution to the widespread problem of being overweight and unhealthy,...

The Misrepresentation of Video Games in Media Today

The Misrepresentation of Video Games in Media Today

Zachary Doumit

October 1, 2018


Filed under Blog Spotlight, Burger Universe, Features, News, Opinion, Recent Articles, Science

Video games. The phrase itself has a bad taste to it if you listen to the media. “Video games cause violence and other negative effects,” says one man. “Video games rot your brain, and have no positive effects at all,” would say another. To be honest, I thought this debate was over a long time...

Be More Efficient With Water Bottle Recycling

Be More Efficient With Water Bottle Recycling

Allen Hoggan, Journalist

October 1, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Articles, Science

People the world over talk a lot about how our wonderful planet Earth needs to be taken care of, and how we humans aren’t doing it any good. Movements have been made, leading to the creation of organizations and projects that have helped to clean up our planet. We, humans, are releasing more greenhouse...

Desalination Is Solving California’s Water Crisis

Desalination Is Solving California’s Water Crisis

Tanner Hoyal, Ketch-up Team Leader

September 10, 2018


Filed under Recent Articles, Science, Solutions Journalism

Drought. That’s a word we hear too much in California, and now across the country. Freshwater isn’t a renewable resource. This means we may run out in the near future. In fact, only 0.003% of all water is available for human use. The Western United States hasn’t been getting as much rain in the...

The Nightmare Failure of Antibiotics

The Nightmare Failure of Antibiotics

Isaac Harriman, Journalist

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Recent Articles, Science

Antibiotics are a modern medical miracle. There is no doubt about that. What we can get in a standard prescription today would have been heralded as the most amazing medicine on the planet just a hundred years ago, and rightly so. Penicillin, which is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic, has saved...

First Robot Granted Citizenship

First Robot Granted Citizenship

Tanner Hoyal, Journalist

January 16, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Recent Articles, Science

A conference room full of Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative members applauded a speech given by Sophia on July 12, 2017. The room was seemingly normal: large and modern with a podium surrounded by many comfortable chairs. However, one thing was a little … peculiar. The individual standing...

Gene Therapy: The Danger of Playing God

Gene Therapy: The Danger of Playing God

Isaac Harriman, Journalist

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Recent Articles, Science, Showcase

The power of the human mind has had some hand in taming everything. Everything that is, except one thing. Itself. In the modern world, there are very few things that the human race hasn’t changed: we have built colossal structures that touch the sky, we have eliminated plagues that have haunted...

How We Can Prevent AI From Taking Over

How We Can Prevent AI From Taking Over

Tanner Hoyal, Journalist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Recent Articles, Science

Artificial intelligence is currently a harmless tool that people use to waste time - such as asking Siri dumb questions. However, scientists feel that in the near future artificial intelligence may evolve into something more dangerous. Stephen Hawking warns, "The development of full artificial intelligence...

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