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Posts published in October 2016

The Science Of Vaping

By Henry Shi, Science Editor You walk into the bathroom and a familiar cotton-candy smell hits you. Indeed, vaping is very common at GHS. Electronic cigarettes are marketed as a “clean” and “smokeless” alternative to traditional cigarettes, but are they actually healthier? An electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) works by heating a cartridge…

How Mars Earthquakes Could Support Life

By Catherine Veronis, Staff Writer It has been recently proposed in the science world that earthquakes on our own planet are a source of life forms, and that this new information could be applicable to Mars. Studies suggest that during earthquakes, when rocks rupture, crack, and grind together, the silicon in…

Why Binge Watching On Netflix Is Ruining TV

Sarah Commaroto, Staff Writer How many times have you found yourself passed out on your couch, only to wake up and find that you’re halfway through an entire season of some TV show on Netflix? I’m sure too many times to count, for the majority of us. Netflix binge-watching has now…

The New Beak: A Sneak Peak

By Anna Brecher, Co-Editor-in-Chief Fall 2016.  The launching of The Beak online.  Ghsbeak.com. Ever since I was a freshman the goal of the editorial staff was to publish an online website.  In the “technology age,” the term coined to define our Snapchat-taking, Instagram-posting, and Facebook-messaging generation, it has seemed increasingly…

Three Technological Products That You Should Look Out For

By Agustina Stefani – Staff Writer  We live in a world where technology is constantly advancing and breaking the barriers of what was once considered impossible. There is an overwhelming number of products that are changing the future but we have chosen three that are worth noting and perhaps even investing…

The Validity Of College Rankings

By Madeleine Zhou, Opinions Editor Google “college rankings” and you’ll find endless lists from various sources, including US News and World Report, Forbes, Business Insider, and more. While the top spots typically go to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton (in varying order, depending on which list is used), the lists tend to…

Mercedes Takes on Tesla

By Kai Sherwin Mercedes recently made a bold announcement that they would overtake Tesla as the top luxury electric car manufacturer in less than a decade. At the Paris auto show, Mercedes unveiled the first model of their EQ electric car brand. The SUV is called the Generation EQ Concept.…