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Ebroji: The new way to text

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Ebroji is “bringing language to life”, with their new GIF text keyboard and making those texts that we second guess, easier to send. Co-founder Jesse Williams felt that text lacks tone and texture, and GIFs inject a contagious joy into any thread. Different from other keyboard apps, Ebroji uses gifs to replace emojis and ...

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Keep cable, or jump in the stream?

Television is more dependable Written by Meaghan Bitters, Staff Writer With all of today’s streaming, people may wonder if they should cancel their cable subscriptions. While streaming sources like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime are great, there are a few concrete reasons to keep your cable. Cable television allows you to watch certain channels such as ESPN, MLB, NFL, E!, and ...

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Weekly Weird: Weed affects verbal memory?

Written by Tierra Bell, Staff Writer For years, the argument that marijuana doesn’t harm the body in any way has been going around. However, new research finds that, despite becoming legal in some states, marijuana may not be as innocent as everyone thinks. A recent study published in a JAMA Internal Medicine article finds that over time, long-term marijuana users ...

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Researchers Predict Undiscovered Planet in our Solar System

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Recently, it was discovered that there may in fact be a new planet in our solar system. Some have called it “Planet 9” due to its potential position in our solar system. Like many times before, there have been instances and reports of new planets, sometimes called “Planet X.” There are many clues that ...

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Fandoms, Social media and the hysteria that follows

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Fandom can be expressed in many different ways. Some people write fan fiction devoted to their favorite characters based around scenes that they’ve imagined and dreamed about, and that’s only one end of the fandom spectrum. The ultimate goal is to find others with the same passions. That is why social media is such ...

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New way to search Netflix

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor The price to take a date to the movie theatre has nearly doubled in the past ten years. Because it’s now roughly $45 for two adult tickets, two large drinks and a large popcorn, Netflix is becoming a substitution to the traditional movie date. The Netflix movie date ideal has become extremely popular ...

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Weekly Weird: Olive oil to cure HIV cancer?

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Olive oil is an essential household item. It’s used for cooking, hair, and is often used as an anti-aging skincare product. How shocked would you be if you found out that olive oil can even be used as a cure for HIV and cancer? If you’re having a difficult time believing this, it’s because ...

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Apple may drop headphone jack

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer There have been some shocking rumors making their rounds in the tech world in regards to Apple’s iPhone 7. According to Forbes, a pair of sources from Apple’s Chinese supply chain have both confirmed that Apple is making plans to make a major change in the design of the new iPhone 7. The rumor ...

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Twitter extending tweets to 10,000 characters?

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Earlier this month, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey released some news that almost broke the Twitternet— Twitter would make tweet limits 10,000 characters. Way too much for current Twitter users such as myself, there are certain apps that already allows users to tweet more than 140 characters such as Twitlonger and Medium, but only a ...

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Hoverboard ride straight into ban across college campuses

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer An especially popular Christmas gift, more recently known as the “hover board,” is a technology trend that caught on quick. Despite its admiration from the thousands of buyers, some college campuses have deemed the boards unsafe due to the potential fire hazard it poses. More than 30 schools have now banned or restricted hover ...

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