Elijah Hickman | Banner | Peacock offers many free shows and movies like "Parks and Recreation" and "Kung Fu Panda."

Streaming services offer free options

Streaming television shows and movies are becoming increasingly common activities. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime video and ,strong newcomer, Disney+ have dominated the field, although some networks have started making their own streaming services to make revenue for themselves, such as HBO Max and the rebranded Paramount+ that was previously CBS All Access. These companies charge […]

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The end of an era: Zoom stock drops over $15 million in market value

A year and a half ago the world was suddenly thrust into a pandemic. Businesses closed, and people were put into lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus as much as possible. Work was suspended for some non-essential workers, and others adapted to the change through working or attending school remotely. Throughout this […]

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Popular gaming site responds to educators using the platform

Over the past year and a half, many companies have been rethinking how to run and market their websites during the pandemic. As quarantine hit, many website and app-based companies have had an influx of users, and platforms have seen their users expanding use of their sites to stay in contact with each other and […]

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‘Zoom fatigue’ rises in the pandemic

Since March 2020, when COVID-19 first changed the way our world functioned, most meetings for both school and work have continued to meet virtually for a full year now. As staring at a screen becomes the way most individuals spend their weeks, it can begin to take a toll on them. There are negative consequences […]

Photo Illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | Yelp now gives users the option to fill out a coronavirus safety precaution review on businesses' and restaurant profiles within the Yelp app.

Yelp adds brand new COVID-19 safety option for users’ reviews

With tensions on the rise and the pandemic’s impact as strong as ever, businesses must consider COVID-19 safety to stay in business.  Yelp announced in January that it now accepts COVID-19 reviews about restaurant safety. Health and safety was always a concern, but this new measure by which we gauge a business may change the […]

Photo Illustration by Luc Stringer | Banner | Earlier this year, Trump's Twitter account was suspended following the events at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Social media sees political controversy over Trump ban

As American lives become increasingly digital, the stage is set for a new kind of political rhetoric. Lights. Camera. Smartphone. The security breach at the U.S. Capitol showed the world how a few words online could become the slogan for organized violence.  It prompted sites such as Facebook and Twitter to institute new standards for […]

DOJ files suit against Google for allegedly violating antitrust laws

The United States Department of Justice and eleven state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against Google on Oct. 20 for allegedly violating antitrust laws and illegally protecting their monopoly in search and advertising markets. “Today, millions of Americans rely on the internet and online platforms for their daily lives,” said Attorney General William Barr in […]