Note: Dominic Daley is a licensed student pilot, but is by no means an expert. As a prospective job applicant, he hopes that automation does not remove pilots from the cockpit. He has been taught the importance of flying by hand, and has not yet been trained on any kind of autopilot system. For many … More Some Rockets express trust amidst widespread fear of automation
Terrorist attacks have almost become a staple in the media in the past couple of decades. Many people see other countries and ideologies as the threat, citing international terrorism like 9/11. As humans, we are instinctually fearful of those that do not look like us or talk like us, so it almost seems to make … More How the New Zealand attacks reflect the greater geopolitical climate
No two people experience the same childhood. Even in families, parents raise each child differently. However, many children share similar experiences with others born in the same time period, and those similarities are what bound a generation. In the media there has been a constant buzz about Millennials: what activities, products, and establisments they’ve killed, … More Raised by the screen: Rockets reflect on the founding of their generation
To say that McNicholas is a maze would be an understatement. The building as it stands now was assembled in so many different decades that one may find it easier to explain it with the butterfly effect than with the actual timeline of construction. The halls, much like the nervous system of the human body, … More Hallways don’t have to be horrific: Be mindful of others!
The Counseling and College Readiness Department at McNicholas requires juniors to shadow a person during one shift of their job. Assigned in January, juniors were tasked to find a person to shadow, arrange a date, observe their job, and ask a few questions. Along with other programs and aid provided by the counseling department, the … More Juniors explore the world of workers
Boredom, simply put, is a feeling as innate as sadness or joy. It has an identifiable stimulus and causes an instinctual reaction, just like any other emotion. However, boredom is also an anti-emotion of sorts, in that its stimulus is the lack of stimuli, and its reaction is to create distraction, rather than to respond … More Boredom in the age of digital distraction
Our parents didn’t grow up with smartphones, tablets, and stream boxes like many current high school students have. Some of them had computer lab classes and a bit of coding practice, but nowhere near the level of experience gathered by students who use a tablet every day in every class, unless of course they have … More How to survive as the family technology expert