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TechnoLogical: Facebook fails again

By Lily Gates | Oct. 8, 2012, 6:50 a.m. | In News Blog »

In an attempt to monetize the company, Facebook has recently introduced a way users can buy and send gifts for their friends through the site.

TechnoLogical: We might be Martians

By Emma Yeager | Sept. 24, 2012, 4:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

On September 14, the Mars rover Opportunity discovered something that excited the NASA scientists working on its mission. The rover, which has been exploring Mars since 2004, had come across some small, bubble-like bumps on the rim of Mars' Endeavor Crater. These

TechnoLogical: Kindle-ing a comeback

By Urvi Banerjee | Sept. 10, 2012, 9:24 p.m. | In News Blog »

Apple has dominated the tablet world with a 62 percent global market share, compared to Amazon's 22 percent. But a new line of Kindles might just cut the distance between the companies' successes.

A literal peanut gallery at the RNC

By Aanchal Johri | Sept. 1, 2012, 11:19 a.m. | In News Blog »

After an incident at the Republican National Convention, CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll will probably find it hard to enjoy another peanut again.

The land of opportunity

By Temi Ibirogba | Aug. 8, 2012, 11:29 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Sunday, a man walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and, without a word, opened fire. The suspect, Wade Michael Page, had a 9-millimeter (semi-automatic) pistol, ammunition pouches and the goal to end lives. And he succeeded, leaving six dead and three others wounded.

It's getting hot in here

By Sarika Ramaswamy | July 12, 2012, 11:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

Baking in the triple-digit temperatures that overtook the nation last week, it was not unusual to hear people exclaim that they were "dying" from the heat. The record-breaking temperatures really did kill though; at least 46 people across the nation have been reported dead due to the extraordinary heat, including ten from the Washington area.

Enough of playing fair

By Emma Yeager | June 12, 2012, 9:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

Among the first political advertisements to hit Maryland during this presidential election was an attack ad, "You've Heard It All Before," released June 4 by the Obama campaign. Despite this advertisement, campaigning in Maryland so far has been minute when compared to that of other states.

Don't work too hard now

By Stacy Mathew | May 30, 2012, 7:07 p.m. | In News Blog »

Many of us high schoolers deal with stressful situations outside of school. Whether it's playing a sport, taking care of younger siblings/elderly relatives or achieving a personal goal, we all need time away from schoolwork in order to deal with such situations. However, Diane Tran, a high school student from Texas, did not have enough time in the day for all that she had to do.

Budget cuts beat progress

By Saaraa Farooq | May 25, 2012, 11:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

Substance abuse is a growing problem among adolescents and it needs immediate action for prevention and treatment. According to Teen Health, in the past year, 70.6 percent of high school students admitted to alcohol usage.

'Merica, the beautiful

By Richard Chen | May 16, 2012, 12:36 p.m. | In News Blog »

On May 8, we became less of a country as North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Instead of America, we should drop the "A" and call ourselves "'Merica," a crude and tacky denomination of our country that better reflects dogmatic beliefs getting more weight than public opinion. With North Carolina's amendment, we give one more reason why European nations such as France, Portugal and Sweden think we're dumb.

Coming back to bite

By Rachel Auerbach | May 13, 2012, 8:29 p.m. | In News Blog »

Everyone has moments of their lives that they are not proud of. For Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, some of those moments are coming back to haunt him on the campaign trail.

EMS fee not worth the money

By Saaraa Farooq | May 2, 2012, 9:59 p.m. | In News Blog »

When people already have to pay for rising medical bills and ridiculous amounts of medication, adding another fee for emergency services would seem to be excessive. However, on April 17, the Montgomery County Council reintroduced executive Isiah Leggett's proposed legislation to establish an ambulance fee. He asked the Council to reconsider the fee because of state actions that have intruded on Council taxing authority and a possibility of a shift in half of teacher pension costs.

No "duty to retreat?"

By Langston Taylor | April 20, 2012, 1:07 p.m. | In News Blog »

In the aftermath of the Feb. 26 shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, many people and publications have analyzed and lamented the apparent racial prejudice that led to such a tragedy.

Uneasiness is a warm gun

By Hannah Lynn | March 23, 2012, 7:37 a.m. | In News Blog »

Ever since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida on Feb. 26, people across the country have been protesting that killing was based on racial discrimination or hostility towards teenagers. People are focusing on community watch-guard George Zimmerman's arrest and the legality of the whole issue, which should be done in any crime of this sort, but many are missing the big picture: why was he so scared of Martin that he felt the need to shoot?

The first step to a resolution

By Rachel Auerbach | March 17, 2012, 6:48 p.m. | In News Blog »

Before last Tuesday, Joseph Kony was relatively unknown. Now, just a week later, Kony's name is plastered all over the internet and has become synonymous with evil.

Where some win, others lose

By Saaraa Farooq | March 4, 2012, 9:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

New regulations for the gifted and talented education system will classify and track a child as young as three-years-old.

Old promises or new beginnings?

By Janvi Raichura | Jan. 28, 2012, 11:56 a.m. | In News Blog »

Although the State of the Union address did not pack the usual Obama punch, he outlined his plans to turn the country's ecomony around.

A victory for the internet

By Richard Chen | Jan. 22, 2012, 10:39 a.m. | In News Blog »

Since the inception of the bill in September, SOPA has received backlash from sites such as Reddit, Wikipedia and even the media conglomerate, Google.

While a country weeps, the world looks ahead

By Brittany Cheng | Dec. 28, 2011, 12:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

The world stood still last Monday evening, stunned by the recent news from North Korea. Kim Jong-il was dead.

Virginia Tech isn't a wreck

By Hannah Lynn | Dec. 14, 2011, 8:07 a.m. | In News Blog »

It was only logical for the students and staff at Virginia Tech to fear the worst on Thursday during their four-hour long lockdown.

More debt, more problems

By Hannah Lynn | Nov. 22, 2011, 6:54 p.m. | In News Blog »

During tough economic times, you'd expect the nation's politicians to come up with a solution to help get the country back on its feet, right? Well this is Congress we're talking about here so that's probably not going to happen.

Occupy Violence: the new movement

By Brittany Cheng | Nov. 10, 2011, 4:31 p.m. | In News Blog »

A lot of airtime has been allotted to discuss the OWS movement's goals (or lack thereof, at first) and the controversy over police mistreatment of the protestors. However, not much has been reported on about the poor behavior of some Occupy movement protestors.

The forgotten child

By Janvi Raichura | Oct. 27, 2011, 2:57 p.m. | In News Blog »

Last Friday, Wang Yue, a two-year-old Chinese girl was killed after two cars hit her. According to officials at Guangzhou Military Hospital, Yue died as 18 bystanders observed the tragedy but did nothing.

America's 53 percent

By Richard Chen | Oct. 20, 2011, 8:23 p.m. | In News Blog »

In the past few weeks, there has been a new storm brewing known as the 53 percent movement – a movement that is criticizing the protesters on Wall Street.

2012 GOP candidates or… traveling circus?

By Hannah Lynn | Oct. 6, 2011, 3:59 p.m. | In News Blog »

The republican presidential candidates have been debating each other since May, but sometimes they seem more like "Saturday Night Live" characters than people actually running for office.

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