Browsing: Technology

Review: iPhone X

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Thomas Welch, Reporter @twelchcourant The iPhone X is one of the biggest steps in Apple’s entire production history, but with that came a lot of controversy. The infamous notch, no home button, the OLED display, and a new processor make up the things that have been put up for debate as to whether this phone would be a huge win or a total flop. There are plenty of things that make this phone what it is, so let’s get into it. The camera is one of the most defining features on the phone. Apple is known for its high quality…

New, user-friendly library website and database access

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Eva Pace, Arts & Tech Editor @espcourant Let’s be honest, how many NCHS students turn to the library databases first-thing once they’re assigned a research project? The answer is very few. In reality, some students have barely even scrolled through the library website. This isn’t because the resources are inadequate, it is simply because platforms like Destiny Quest and the databases with their endless passcodes can be difficult to navigate. With this problem in mind, our school librarians and media specialists went to work and made some notable changes to the library website and databases to help NCHS students make…

NCHS creates new opportunities in Computer Science

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Eileen Flynn, Reporter @eileen_courant Due to the nation’s rapid rapidly advancing technology, United States officials predict that over the next ten years jobs in the Information Technology will grow by twenty two percent. Recently, NCHS started preparing it’s students for new job opportunities. Through new NCHS programs, students learn necessary Computer Science skills, that are growing in importance in our everyday lives. Senior Ian McPeake is a student in the new AP Computer Science class and an active coder outside of school. “I think that knowing basic programming and how computers work is really important,” Ian said. “So many people…

Girls Who Code

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Eileen Flynn, Reporter @eileen_courant In the age of both rising feminism and technology, it is startling to see the severe lack of women in the Computer Science industry. Senior Hazel Montano has created a “Girls Who Code” club specifically to involve girls in the coding industry. “If you look at the statistics, about 50 years ago there were 37% women in the field and now that number has dropped to only 18%.” said Hazel. Looking at these statistics, it is impossible not to ask why there is such a lack of women in the Computer Science field. Chair of the…

Somewhat Virtual Book Club connects students through reading

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Reilly O’Neill, Reporter @RONeillCourant With the rise of technology in our society, utilizing it to connect people with one another is also becoming increasingly important. At NCHS, personal devices are being integrated into class, and social media sites like twitter being used to get assignments from teachers. Outside of mainstream learning, this new use of technology is being integrated into extracurricular activities. One such activity is the Somewhat Virtual Book club, which is run by Michelle Luhtala and Junior Anjali Parmar. The club is like any other book club, but with a twist. “SWVBC clubs from schools in other states…