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Cryptocurrency in Mainstream Stores

Cryptocurrency in Mainstream Stores

Julian Koste, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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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


Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

New Anti-LGBT Laws Passed in Brunei

New Anti-LGBT Laws Passed in Brunei

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019


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A few weeks ago, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah passed a number of anti-LGBT laws that make members of the LGBT community in Brunei liable to both physical and legal punishment. Before these laws, homosexuality was illegal, and the punishment was up to 10 years in prison. Now, some of the even...

School Implements Dress Code for Parents

School Implements Dress Code for Parents

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019


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A few days ago, principal Carlotta Otley Brown of James Madison High School in Houston, Texas implemented a dress code required for all parents coming into the school. Among the articles of clothing not allowed is pajamas, hair bonnets, shower caps, hair rollers, low-cut tops, leggings, ripped jean...

Asbury United Methodist Supports LGBT

Asbury United Methodist Supports LGBT

Casey Chang, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019


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In early April the Asbury United Methodist Church proudly hung up the gay flag showing support for the LGBT community. Even with the current debate of the the United Methodist Church allowing gay members, clergy, and rights was taken to vote back in February. Around two months ago in February the Church...

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