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75th Anniversary of D-Day

75th Anniversary of D-Day

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, a day that is now known as D-Day was burned into the world’s history, Now, 75 years later, that historic day is being remembered in many ways. “D-Day was a turning point in the war that lead to the Allied powers winning and therefore preventing the spread of fasci...

SAT to Implement New “Adversity Score”

SAT to Implement New “Adversity Score”

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

The College Board recently announced that it will be expanding its “adversity score” in an attempt to level the playing field when it comes to the SAT. Currently, 50 schools use this indicator, but the College Board said that 150 more will begin using it starting this fall. The adversity scor...

Google Releases New Gender-Neutral Emojis

Google Releases New Gender-Neutral Emojis

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

Coming later this year, Google will be adding a new gender-neutral variant to many of its popular emojis. By showing a gender-neutral default person, Google will prevent the enforcement of gender stereotypes by having the default be either male or female when it comes to certain professions (like ha...

Cryptocurrency in Mainstream Stores

Cryptocurrency in Mainstream Stores

Julian Koste, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

In what many consider to be a historic decision, several large companies such as Starbucks, Whole Foods, Nordstrom, and Home Depot have decided that they will begin to accept cryptocurrency as methods of payment. Cryptocurrencies are online methods of payment that were created as a way to do business...

Teachers and their Mothers :)

Addyson Mapes, AVtv Editor-In-Chief

May 20, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day 2019!! All around the country, families use the second Sunday of May to celebrate their mothers and recognize everything they have done for us. Yesterday, people gave thanks and love to their mothers! Mr. Yee “엄마 사랑해요! Love you Mom, Happy Mother's Day!” Said Mr. Yee, AV US History & Civics teacher.   Mr. Pal...

Clearing up Disney Myths

Clearing up Disney Myths

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

May 20, 2019

With the recent release of live action Disney movies, such as Dumbo and Aladdin, the myths regarding Walt Disney’s will and the “10 year” renewal for classic movies has been up for debate. A tweet from November 2018 went viral, stating, “I was today years old when I found out that Walt Dis...

Disney Buys out Hulu

Disney Buys out Hulu

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

May 20, 2019

With Disney announcing their newest streaming service in November, it’s no surprise that Disney has begun to branch out and purchase even more programs. As of May 15, Disney entered into a new contract with the cable company Comcast purchasing Hulu for roughly $5.8 billion. Hulu is similar to N...

New Airpods Set to Release in 2020

New Airpods Set to Release in 2020

Chehel Lakhwara, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019

Apple is rumored to release AirPods 3 around the end of 2019 or the starting of 2020, and honestly we aren’t surprised. Currently, 64% of all Americans own apple devices, and the majority are teens using iPhones (82%). Apple’s been pretty successful with its releases, selling 63 million iPhone Xs, 7...

The importance of art /creative classes

The importance of art /creative classes

Julia Cornwell, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019

Art classes are commonly seen as either unnecessary and replaced with more standardized tests and courses. However, it is important for students to be able to learn how to express their creativity in the form that works best for them. Art classes give them the opportunity to find it. Creative e...

21st century tech skills that will help you get jobs in the future

21st century tech skills that will help you get jobs in the future

Lilou Sicard-Noel, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019

The 21st century is an area of time where technology evolves fast and around us. Those changes are made by skilled designers who learn skills that were important to society back then. Today, the new generation of high school and college students are learning different things to create a journey of ...

Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019

North Korea has had its place in news over the past few years outlining what seems like an endless rise in tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and the U.S. Recently there has yet another addition to the list of grievances. On May 4 of this year, the North Korean military tested two more short-range ...

Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Recent Rise in Tensions with North Korea

Yezzen Alrawi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

North Korea has had its place in news over the past few years outlining what seems like an endless rise in tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and the U.S. Recently there has yet another addition to the list of grievances. On May 4 of this year, the North Korean military tested two more short-range ...

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