Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Swapping Selfies For X-Rays: How Instagram For Doctors Could Help Your Medical Exams

Leslie Termuhlen| Society Writer | lt342713@ohio.edu

Image via Figure1.com
Image via Figure1.com

Has there ever been a time when you or someone you knew went to the doctor and he or she couldn’t figure out what was wrong? Now there is a way for doctors to share information and photographs via an app.

The app is called Figure1, which is a photo sharing app for healthcare professionals. It allows for doctors who are unsure of a patient’s illness to instantly share the photo with doctors in other cities. Continue reading Swapping Selfies For X-Rays: How Instagram For Doctors Could Help Your Medical Exams

Net Neutrality Taking The Campus By Storm

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

Image via CFC Oklahoma
Image via CFC Oklahoma

What is net neutrality, anyways? Why is everyone making such a fuss over it? Net neutrality is the basis of the Internet as we know it, and it’s being threatened. It has been causing quite the stir amongst first-amendment defenders for some time now. Continue reading Net Neutrality Taking The Campus By Storm

Three-Parent Babies: Prevention or a Slippery Slope?

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Emma McCallister | em542612@ohio.edu

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The law was passed with a vote of 382 MPs in favor and 128 against. Photo via Vita.it

In 2014, the United Kingdom estimated that within two years, three-parent babies would be possible. A year ahead of schedule, the law has been passed to make it so. Continue reading Three-Parent Babies: Prevention or a Slippery Slope?

“Am I Going Down?” App Reveals Odds of Plane Crashes

Society Staff | John Carpenter | jc898610@ohio.edu

Worried about your next flight? Well, there’s an app for that.

A new app called ‘Am I Going Down?’ calculates a certain plane’s rough chances of crashing in an effort to put unsettled passengers at ease. Created by Vanilla Pixel, a London-based company, the app uses real flight statistics and simulations to analyze flight safety. Continue reading “Am I Going Down?” App Reveals Odds of Plane Crashes

One Last Game

Leslie Termuhlen | Society Staff | lt342713@ohio.edu

On November 2, 2014, Mount Saint Joseph University opened its women’s basketball season against Hiram College with a 66-55 victory. But the score was not the highlight of the game; it was Lauren Hill’s appearance on the court.

Photo pulled from LeBron James' Instagram
Photo pulled from LeBron James’ Instagram

Hill loved basketball and was signed to play at Mount Saint Joseph University starting in the fall of 2014. Unfortunately, the journey was not going to be as smooth as it seemed.

Hill decided to go to the doctor after feeling dizzy and feeling a loss of coordination. She was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. DIPG is not what one thinks of when they hear the word cancer. It is not a mass or a tumor; it is a cancer with roots at the base of her brain stem with growing tentacles weaving throughout her nerves.

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Seattle Times Editor Speaks on the Digital World

Society Staff Writer | Emma McCallister

With new innovations and advances in technology taking place constantly, it is easy to chalk them up to just another part of the continuum of life. It is frequently overlooked that these aspects are playing a vital role in the world around us. This includes an important piece, which is how technology changes the way news is being created and how people are receiving their news.

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ISIS takes to social media, extensive reach promotes terror

Society Staff Writer | Melanie Foster
A new terrifying and destructive terrorist group has taken social media by storm. ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is utilizing every form of social media in order to send out their message and recruit members.

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