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“Alexa, tell me a joke:” The impact of artificial intelligence

Rebekah Hedeen, Features Editor Artificial intelligence (AI) has been growing and evolving in technology such as internet browsers, phone apps and even your smartwatch. Products including AI such as the Amazon Alexa/Echo are more easily distinguishable due to their...

As Long As We Both Shall Live movie shot in Utica

Alexandria Leland, Staff Writer The city of Utica is set to take the big screen as a romantic thriller “As Long As We Both Shall Live,” premieres on multiple on-demand platforms on Feb. 26. Utica is not just a...

Life doesn’t stop: Shane Archer Reed’s artistic journey

Alexandria Leland, Staff Writer Central New York musical artist and theatrical performer Shane Archer Reed compared his experience in the music and theatre world to a snowball effect. The more new music and theatre he found, the more he...

Op-Ed: Olivia Rodrigo and her number one song on Billboard

Gianna Cognetti, Copy-Editor Olivia Rodrigo, an 18-year-old singer from Temecula, California, has made it to number one on Billboard’s Top 100 List with her new song Driver’s License. There is a simple reason for this, the song has and...

Cyberpunk 2077: 9 years of development, 8 days of hell

Nick McAdam, Editor-in-Chief The Background CD Projekt Red is a Polish game developer that was founded in 1994. Based on Andrezj Sapkowski’s Wiezmen, a series of popular books in Poland, the game developer proposed a...

UC students decide whether or not they want to upgrade to the iPhone 12

Emmalyn Ylaya, Staff Writer Apple has been releasing updated and newly designed iPhones since 2007. About a few weeks ago, Apple announced the iPhone 12 release. This iPhone’s design is similar to the iPhone 11, however the iPhone 12...

A look at the new PS5 and Xbox, students react to another generation of consoles

Emmalyn Ylaya, Staff Writer Later this year, Sony and Microsoft will be releasing new and updated gaming consoles, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X; both of which include extra features.  The PS5 will have lightning...

What is Happening with TikTok?

Gianna Cognetti, Features Editor On Sept. 20 the popular app TikTok was banned from gaining new users. Further restrictions will be in place sometime in November and some question if President Donald Trump is infringing on the First Amendment. 

Students reactions to Apple’s software update

Emmalyn Ylaya, Staff Writer On Sept. 16, Apple launched its new iOS 14 software update that is available on the newer Apple devices, from the new iPod Touch to the iPhone 11.  Many new features have...

Microsoft acquires Bethesda – Companies try to survive the monopolized market

Isabella Hudziak, Staff Writer For a price tag of $7.5 billion, Microsoft announced it purchased the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, on Sept. 21. Bethesda Softworks is a company known for developing video games...