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Sam the Gadget Man: Safe and smart online shopping

March 18, 2013

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 By Sam Soundarajan In the day and age of online commerce, there are many ways to get a good deal. But even if an item seems like a good deal, many retailers may be untrustworthy, overpriced or untimely. In this article, we'll delve into how to...

Obscurities: How to walk the walk

March 11, 2013

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by Kireem Nam Why did the fish cross the river?           To get to its school. Why did the whale cross the road?           To get to the other tide. Okay, so admittedly, I thought the joke intro would work o...

Sam the Gadget Man: “Megapixels” cause consumer confusion

February 26, 2013

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by Sam Soundarajan In the technology world there are lots of buzzwords.  Marketing departments from the industry agree upon these words or phrases in order to push their products into the consumer realm. One of those words is “megapixels....

Obscurities: The arts behind the crafts

February 25, 2013

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by Kireem Nam Am I the only one who was pretty fascinated with the squeaking baby freshman year?  ...Um. Let me explain. Read More »...

Psyched Out: The psychology of lying

February 22, 2013

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by Annika Dugad Over thousands of years, people have mastered the art of telling lies. Whether we are complimenting someone on their horribly mismatched outfit or pretending to be concerned about someone’s petty problems, we all lie every day.  Admit i...

Small Talk: Trendy water bottles become an icon for expression

February 14, 2013

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By James Wendt Water bottles have recently become the trendy tag-along in almost every Naperville North student’s arsenal of day-to-day necessities. Believe it or not, drinking water is in vogue. An ongoing push urging...

Resident Car Chick: The Chicago auto show

February 13, 2013

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by Mary Kate Williams When the weather calls for decreasing temperature and the question “Why did I move here?” is frequently asked, warm, snuggly, yet frumpily ugly clothes beckon us all. That’s how my past few days have been, until one attraction came up ...

Civil Liberties: Student Sasha Cohen fights for district policy change

February 12, 2013

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 by Sasha Cohen For anyone who has not yet heard my story, I am Sasha Cohen and I am a student at Naperville North High School. Due to a recent incident at NNHS, I wish to highlight a need for policy change that is long overdue. On Wednesday ...

Obscurities: Mill, Ogden, and a whole lot of corn

February 5, 2013

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by Kireem Nam On the corner of Mill and Ogden, there are some things that won’t ever change – like the fact that the last bell can never come quickly enough, or that we should really get wider halls. And the parking lot? Don’t even ment...

The Khan Academy: an innovation in education

February 1, 2013

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by Sam Soundarajan There is an abundance of innovations in so many different areas of our American society. But an area that has not experienced significant change since its inception is our schools. There are so many ways that we can make it better, but because i...

Small Talk: The Absurdity of Forever

January 30, 2013

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By James Wendt Teens are obsessed with forever. The lure of a sensation that lasts beyond eternity lulls them into security. Teens are drawn to infinity because of the jumbled mess called young adulthood and known to some as...

How to use technology to get a leg up for finals

December 19, 2012

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By Sam Soundarajan, The Gadget Man It is so easy in our connected age to spend hours and hours wasting time. Most of the time, it doesn't matter because we don't have much to do. But with finals around the corner, most peop...

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