Category Archives: Tech & Business

Evaluating the pros and cons of Elon Musk’s Neuralink

By Kristen Dalida and Kate Goshko Staff Writers Imagine a world where the entire Internet is only a thought away, literally. Neuralink, a neurotechnology company, is optimistic that this may be in the foreseeable future. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, co-founded Neuralink in 2016 and is working with neurotechnology to develop a wireless brain-chip. The Neuralink website said

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Tariffs and chip shortages are affecting several important industries

By Justin Hess and Keith Slade Hookano Staff Writers Graphics Processing Units (GPU), are used in computers for graphics and video rendering. They are most known for their use in video games; however, GPUs have been becoming more popular for their use in creative production and artificial intelligence in recent times.  The terms “graphics card” and “GPU” are often used

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Technology is wiping out the human race

By Vibhu Gogineni and Joshua Schermann Staff Writers Simone Schermann, born before technology was integrated into the world, said, “I have my phone in my pocket so I don’t have to use a landline phone. I can access the internet from everywhere.” Technology has become more advanced in the past few years and will continue to advance in the next couple of

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Technology use at Summit Denali has pros and cons

By Sean Quigley and Cayden Tsai Staff Writers The use of technology in Summit Denali High School has both limited its ability to educate through distractions caused by noneducational content and repetition of use and benefited its ability to educate by making both learning and managing education more convenient. According to a study from Cambridge University, around 48% of all

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What effects are European sanctions having on the Russian economy?

By Akhil Gunasekaran Copy Editor Over the weekend of February 25-28th, a multitude of European sanctions hit Russia and its oligarchs, among which include the exclusion of several Russian banks from the SWIFT Banking system. This Monday morning, the effects of these sanctions have been evident, as the Ruble hit its lowest point in decades, even matching the value of

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Increasing rent across the Bay Area impacts local residents

By Angela Bustos Sanchez and Kimberly Sandoval  Staff Writers On the outside, Ashley De La Rosa is always happy and people think nothing of it, friends assume she lives a perfect life but at home, Rosa feels stressed and anxious. Rosa’s home life changed drastically after her parents struggled to keep up with the recent rent increase.  It has been

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Freshman history teacher talks about screen time

By Adrianno Carias, Aaron Varela and Jerry Wang Staff Writers Freshman history teacher Sven Engvall said students stay on Chromebooks for about 4-5 hours a day. Students have mixed opinions on that amount of screen time; it is hard to balance the amount of time students spend on Chromebooks. Summit Denali students experience more screen time than students from other

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Students are negatively impacted by e-learning

By Jesse Yao Staff Writer In the past year, students have been forced to move to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it has negatively impacted their education.  During this pandemic, citizens have been encouraged to stay at home, forcing activities such as academics to be done at home. High school is no exception. School, now known as

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