Category: Science/Health/Tech

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative evades budget cut

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative evades budget cut

By Zach Parfeniuk, reporter. U.S. president Donald Trump’s March 2019 budget proposal to congress included a 90 percent cut to the funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, going from a current $300 million to just $30 million. However, at his Grand Rapids rally later that month Trump backed off, pledging to everyone in the audience that he would support […]

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Staying safe from the sun

Staying safe from the sun

By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. The last bits of snow are melting, the weather is warming up and a few signs of spring are coming our way! With this change in the seasons comes the one thing we all love, but are dangerously unmindful to: the sun. Everyone loves a sunny day outdoors; the world looks brighter and we feel happier. […]

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Fact or Fiction: Are you really as blind as a bat?

Fact or Fiction: Are you really as blind as a bat?

By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. We’ve all heard someone in our lives use the phrase “blind as a bat” to describe someone who can’t see very well, but contrary to popular belief, bats really aren’t all that blind. Bats are pretty unique predators in the way that they use echolocation to hunt their prey at night. They produce sounds and then […]

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Game Guy: Google unveils new game streaming service

Game Guy: Google unveils new game streaming service

By Colton Carrier, reporter. For the wide majority of people, we have run headfirst into the streaming age; you don’t buy albums, you listen to them on Spotify; you don’t buy a DVD, you hop onto Netflix. From film, to music, all the way to books, streaming has become the mode du jour for every form of entertainment under the […]

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SkillsUSA makes its way to Delta once again

SkillsUSA makes its way to Delta once again

By Colton Carrier, reporter. On Friday, Feb. 22, Delta College hosted the 2019 SkillsUSA Region III Annual Competition. Featuring more than 10 trade schools like the Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District (ISD) Career Center, the Genesee Career Institute (GSI) and the Huron ISD, the event celebrates trades from all walks of life. Focused around a series of competitions, the SkillsUSA Annual […]

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Game Guy: “Jump Force” doesn’t stick the landing

Game Guy: “Jump Force” doesn’t stick the landing

By Colton Carrier, reporter. “Jump Force”, the latest three-versus-three fighting game to come out of Bandai Namco Entertainment, is a trainwreck. Built around the Shonen Jump manga lineup and created to celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary, this game is anything but a gift to anime and manga fans. Between ugly graphic design, buggy animation, a weak roster and subpar gameplay, […]

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Staying moisturized during the cold weather months

Staying moisturized during the cold weather months

By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. With the beauty of snow, the warmth of the holidays and the optimism of the new year comes the one thing I think we can all agree to despise: dry skin. When temperatures drop, so do the moisture levels in the air. The dry atmosphere draws that lacking moisture from our skin, leaving us cracked and […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: How the seasons impact our mental health

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How the seasons impact our mental health

By Steele Wynne, reporter. Michigan is a state that is arguably most alluring during the turn of each season rather than in the middle; with its cool autumn having fulsome, color-changing leaves and cordial spring, when everything is in bloom and everyone feels a newly found sense of vigor. While it is true for most that these transitions are refreshing, […]

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Game Guy: How does Resident Evil 2’s remake hold up?

Game Guy: How does Resident Evil 2’s remake hold up?

By Colton Carrier, reporter. Released way back in 1998 for the original PlayStation, Resident Evil 2, to this day, remains a contender for the title of best horror game of all time. So, knowing that, it’s obvious to see why long-time fans of the series were apprehensive when news of a remake came around in 2015. While a new rendition […]

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Bungie jumps away from Activision; will other industries follow?

Bungie jumps away from Activision; will other industries follow?

By Maddison Godi, reporter and Franklin Thornton, copy editor. In the year 2010, Bungie launched a partnership with Activision. They wanted to create a new type of gaming experience with Destiny, but needed an established industry to begin the journey. However, the collaboration with the industry giant has culminated in several conflicts in Destiny’s developmental history. The idea of Destiny […]

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