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Let’s Get Spooky: The Evolution of Rio Hondo’s Halloween Maze

Professor Matt Schleicher discussing paint techniques with his Stagecraft class. His students helped create this year's Halloween maze,

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 31, 2019

Halloween mazes have become a staple when planning October festivities. Deep within the walls of the M-Building, Rio Hondo has been brewing up their own scares, but it takes a lot of work backstage in order for all the “eeks!” and “ahhs!” to come screaming from the faint-hearted. Two years...

Amazon makes AirPods Competitior using Alexa

April 17, 2019

Amazon already has its foot in the electronic's door with items like Alexa. They have decided to transform this device into their own versions of the Apple AirPods. Bloomberg sources claim that it is one Amazon's most important projects. "The headphones will look and act similar to AirPods" Amazon s...

LYFT Buys AR Company to help Build Self-Driving Cars

The Ford Fusion collaborates with Lyft autonomy.

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

October 25, 2018

Lyft is finally stepping into the self-driving car industry. They’ve acquired Blue Vision Labs, a UK based augmented reality firm that helps cars know and understand their location. The merger will join Lyft level 5 team to contribute to its knowledge. Blue Vision will also be the home base for a London...

Nintendo Releases New Switch Games-August 2018

Photo illustration by Erika Suarez

Erika Suarez, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018

Nintendo releases a fresh batch of games this month for its hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch. Mixed with Indies, new titles, and remakes! There is no surprise that the console surpassed its brethren, the Wii U. Its revenue elevated since its first launch and continues to grow. Here are the list of best games for the month...

Is Your Information Safe? Over 48 Million Online User Profiles Leaked

Hackers aren't the only people you have to look out for. There are firms being given your private information, but can they be trusted?

April 22, 2018

Are you sure your information is safe on the ‘net? Forty-eight million user profiles from the likes of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn had their information leaked, without their knowledge or consent, by a little-known data firm back in February of this year.  The incident just came to light this ...

“The Golden State Warriors of Comedy,” HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Set to Return for Season Five

Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Jared (Zach Woods) and Monica (Amenda Crew) will all be back as they try to lead Pied Piper to riches in season five of 'Silicon Valley.'

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2018

HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley is coming back for its fifth season beginning Sunday, March 25. Richard Hendrick’s and the Pied Piper crew are set to return and continue their attempt to create a new internet. The last team we saw the Pied Piper team, Gilfoyle (played by Martin Starr) sav...

Physicist Stephen Hawking Passes Away at 76

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with a rare disease that affects all the bones in his body at the age of 22. Despite this, he went on to live a lengthy, memorable life as he shared his brilliance with the world.

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018

One of the world's most famous and greatest physicists, Stephen Hawking died early Wednesday, March 13 morning in his England home. Hawking  was diagnosed with a rare disease at the age of 22 that left him in a wheel chair and took away most of his ability to speak. Despite this, Hawking went on to...

Mind-Reading Tech Coming Soon?

This new tech developed at Adrian Nestor's lab at the University of Toronto Scarborough could eventually help people with speaking disabilities and help the police with solving crimes.

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018

Self-driving cars, phones with facial-recognition, now mind-reading tech? Using some new artificial intelligence technology, a team at the University of Toronto-Scarborough (UT) were able to recreate images shown to people with surprising accuracy. They used electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors and a special...

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