Editorials, Featured »

[2 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

by Kevin Mesquita, WHRW News
As fear grows over the outbreak of the Ebola virus and parents are starting to not let their children go to school and so on, I think it wise to show the public the facts about this virus and hopefully calm people down about this:
First of all, Ebola is not immediately fatal and with quick and high tech response and treatment it has been cured. If properly treated, the person who contracts it can return to a normal day-to-day life within a month.
Second of all, the Ebola virus is …

Arts, Entertainment, Featured »

[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Aidan Williams, WHRW News
 
Chicago footwork crew Teklife will release a twenty track LP, titled Next Life, on November 11. Dedicated to the recently deceased DJ Rashad, a former flagbearer for Chicago juke and footwork and most notable member of Teklife, the album will raise money for Rashad’s son, who will receive all profits from the record’s sales. The LP will contain tracks from other seminal Chicago artists DJ Spinn, Traxman, and RP Boo along with cuts from more recent breakouts and producers from around the globe.
 
 
 
London experimental artist Dean Blunt …

Arts, Entertainment, Featured »

[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Carly Klein, WHRW News
 
In the music sphere California’s growingly popular punk band Joyce Manor stirred the underground music scene when front man Barry Johnston stopped performing midsong to address a stage diver at their show in Jacksonville, Florida. After the male stagediver was brought back on stage, Johnston began to ask the stagediver his height and weight . He then turned to the teenage girls in the front row who were being forced to hold up this man’s body in the crowd.
Johnston held the microphone up to the stagediver as he …

Science & Technology »

[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Alex Okin, WHRW News
 
PhD students at the University of Rochester are developing what is now being called a “cloaking lens”.
For those unfamiliar with Harry Potter’s iconic “cloak of invisibility”, the device hides objects in plain sight.The study claims to use four glass lenses, that when properly adjusted can create cloaking of up to 15 degrees. This concept is nothing new however- our fascination with invisibility dates back to Greek Mythology.
This really shows me how far we are coming in science that things previously understood as fiction and mythology can now …

Science & Technology »

[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Ray Futia, WHRW News

Microsoft announced today in a blog post made by David Porter, the retail vice president, that it has signed a lease for its first flagship store in Manhattan. This full size store will be in Midtown, on 677 Fifth Avenue, replacing the former Fendi store, a few blocks from Apple’s flagship store in Rockefeller Center.
Microsoft currently has a kiosk, “specialty store,” in Columbus Circle in Manhattan, but no full-size store.Its first retail store opened in 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Microsoft now has 104 physical stores in the U.S., …