‘Predatorial.’

‘Predatorial.’

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

December 12, 2017


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Internet safely is definitely something that has been emphasized in recent years as computer technology has advanced. However, these advancements have only made it easier for younger, vulnerable individuals to access it and to be targeted by malicious individuals. Thanks to the dark web, cases of kidna...

Get the facts on Bitcoin

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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A currency created in 2009 by an unknown person under the alias of Satoshi Nakamoto. Can be used to buy merchandise anonymously No credit card fees. People often invest in them hoping to make a profit Bitcoins are stored in a Bitcoin wallet, this is not insured by the FDIC, allows user to send a...

Dangers of the dark web

Dangers of the dark web

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

December 12, 2017


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While the internet is often deemed a place of knowledge and entertainment, many dangers lurk within it, but it is the dark web that conceals horrifying, but true realities that could affect anyone who isn’t careful. Most dark web networks are accessed through Tor, an specific type of internet br...

Bitcoin: What is it?

Bitcoin: What is it?

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Every day the internet becomes more and more a part of everyday lives. With the internet being so popular, people are starting to take advantage of the amount of inter-web users. One way this has started to occur is with the use of the Bitcoin. A Bitcoin is an online currency that can be used to make purch...

Net Neutrality and You

Kaitlyn Clark, Entertainment Editor

December 7, 2017


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Chances are you’ve heard about net neutrality by now, but you may not know what the internet would be like without it. Net neutrality is essential to a free and open internet. The Federal Communications Commission has already received over 20 million public comments regarding the topic. If net neu...

Repealing net neutrality: FCC’s reasoning

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

December 7, 2017


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The concept of the Federal Communications Commission repealing net neutrality is nothing new, but putting it this far into action is something that is sending internet users into a panic. While everyone focuses their attention of what is it exactly that the FCC is doing, what is not being discussed is why the...

People react negatively to the possible repealing of net neutrality

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


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Many internet users across the nation were sent into panic on Nov. 21 as they were informed that the principle of net neutrality might be repealed. Net neutrality is a set of rules that classify the internet as a utility and that all internet service providers are required to give free and equal access t...

How to prepare for uncomfortable family gatherings

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

November 28, 2017


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While most people wish for a holiday family gathering straight out of Norman Rockwell’s painting “Freedom from Want,” the truth is some of us will sit down to a holiday dinner in which Aunty won’t talk to Dad, Dad is fighting with Grandpa, Mom is fighting with Grandma in the kitchen and you ...

Offering helpful hands during the holidays

Elizabeth Alexander, Trending Editor

November 28, 2017


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The holiday of Thanksgiving is an opportunity for friends and family to come together, catch up and eat to their hearts content. This is the case for many holidays if anything. However, some families find themselves at a disadvantage due to finances, and privileged individuals will probably want to go out of...

Something great on your plate

Kaitlyn Clark, Blue M Managing Editor

November 28, 2017


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For many people, Thanksgiving is synonymous with food, and it’s easy to see why. With a wide variety of seasonal foods to try, Thanksgiving is the ultimate time to make a great meal to share with others.  Whether you’re preparing a traditional recipe or a new favorite, any Thanksgiving dish...

The holiday of Thanksgiving: its true origin, meaning

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Every year Americans celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday in November. Most people know the basic story about the Pilgrims landing in America on their ship the Mayflower in November of 1621. They also know about how after a few hard months the Native Americans and Squanto helped th...

Frank Prentup: the history of our Indian mascot

Meredith Comas, Opinions Editor

November 10, 2017


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  Manhattan High west campus, an intimidating place to underclassman, a mundane aspect of life for most everyone else. It seems usual, like most other high schools -- clusters of students litter the front steps as you walk in the door, office phones ring, the commons lay awake in the buzz of studen...

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