Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Gamers may want to consider a switch to Nintendo.A new device was unveiled in October by the popular game company called the Nintendo Switch. The concept, mixing a console and handheld device into one, is set to release March 2017. Nintendo wanted to distance this new console from the less than successful Wii U, so it did not incorporate the Wii branding with the new console.

English Teacher Alexa Clausen, a gamer and fan of Nintendo, said she thinks the Nintendo Switch will be well received.

“I would imagine it would get much better reception than say the Wii U because they’re doing a much better job of advertising the fact that it’s its own console,” Clausen said.

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Pepe deemed hate symbol

Pepe deemed hate symbol

A cartoon frog turned hate symbol. Pepe the Frog, an animated anthropomorphic internet meme, was added to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) list of hate symbols late this September. The ADL is an international Jewish civil rights and human relations group based in the United States which was founded in 1913. According to the ADL, they fight anti-semitism and for fair treatment of all.

Pepe the Frog is a character from Matt Furie’s comic series “Boys Club.” The frog quickly spread across MySpace and other social media as an internet meme, which is a humorous image, video, or piece of text that is copied often with slight variations and spread rapidly by internet users.

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Forgotten Class?

Overshadowed during five years at Marshfield, the class of 2017 is refusing to let their senior year fall short of greatness. The “golden class” of 2016 continuously clouded over this year’s seniors. Due to their rigor in sports and academics, as well as being the first group of eighth graders at Marshfield, even now the class of 2017 feels the underlying expectations the class before them held.

Already however, steps have been made by the seniors to join together in certain activities that allow the class to get to know each other better.

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iPhone 7 Review

iPhone 7 Review

On Sept. 7, 2016, Apple released the seventh edition of the iPhone. Sadly, it is a step back for the company, the product line and for consumer freedom. According to the GSMarena.com, the iPhone 7 has a 4.7 inch, 1334x750 pixel screen, a 12 megapixel camera, two gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM) and uses Apple’s A10 Fusion processor. The A10 is a quad-core processor that runs at a clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz. The battery has a charge of 1920 mAh.

This is all well and good, but compare it to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which was  released over three years ago on Sept. 25, 2013.

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