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10 Reasons Why Technology is Ruining Our Brains

In Editorials on February 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Editor note — The Hawks Claw welcomes feedback in the comments section.  Comments will only be published when attached to a Hopkins students’ name, with a valid school  or personal email.

Pipczynski ’15

Nowadays, people are so consumed by their smartphones, tablets, video games, and computers. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or something actually useful like educational information; people never stop staring at their screens. You go out to a party or out in public somewhere, and all you see, is people fiddling with their devices like zombies with no personality. Even with driving laws the way they are, people still drive with their heads down reading something off their phone instead of paying attention to the road. That being said, yes, there are upsides to technology like advances in medical technology, advances in transportation, and advances in homeland security. But when it comes to social media, or applications and games, technology is ruining the human brain. I’ve come up with 10 reasons why technology is a bad thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Q&A For Photo Gallery

In News, Photo Gallery on October 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Anna Walker ’14

Have you ever said to yourself  “I take a lot of pictures! And… they’re not half  bad!” But then you don’t known what to do with all of them? Well now there is an answer to your pleas for something to do with those pictures! Submit them to the new Hawk’s Claw Photo Gallery! Don’t know how to get those pictures to the newspaper?

Do this- tag the Hawk’s Claw in a tweet with your picture or, put your picture on the Hawk’s Claw Facebook page! Read the rest of this entry »

News Blurbs

In News on December 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

The Senate is set to vote on the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which has since been banned. It would allow the use of military forces inside the United States. These forces would have no limits to their power. Americans “would be denied all constitutional protections” and there would be no control on the abuse of these powers. While many Republicans and Democrats do not support this bill, some do and the bill remains a possibility.

Facebook is set to go public between April and June. Facebook’s worth is set around $100 billion, how much will be for sale is not yet known.

99.51% of Russians voted in the recent Prime Minister election. 99.48% of those votes were in favor of Vladimir Putin, the current Prime Minister.

Former Illinois Govener Rob Blagojevich is facing a possible sentence of 20 years in federal prison after being convicted of 17 counts of corruption.

Friday the United States Labor Department released a statement claiming that the current American unemployment rate is only 8.6%.

Since 2000, a total of 196 members of Congress — 126 Republicans and 70 Democrats — have written to the pardons office on behalf of more than 200 donors and constituents.

Some U.S. companies, such as Westinghouse Electric Co., have begun to train employees to have the skills they need, rather than wait for the perfect candidate. These jobs are as advanced as plant technicians or laboratory chemists.