Solar plane flies across the Atlantic in historic flight

Really cool: an airplane powered only by the sun flew across the Atlantic and landed safely. This was the longest flight ever made by a solar powered plane. Check it out: “Solar Plan Lands In Spain After Historic Atlantic Crossing” Air travel is one of our least eco-friendly methods of transportation; flights produced 770 million … More Solar plane flies across the Atlantic in historic flight

Pew Research Center releases annual State of the News Media report

Last week the Pew Research Center released its State of the News Media 2014 report, and it’s pretty optimistic. Some major points from the report: Despite the trimming of traditional newsroom staffing, which saw a 6.4% decline in 2012, digital media is revitalizing the news industry. The report states, “at a time when print newsrooms … More Pew Research Center releases annual State of the News Media report

Ithaca City School District declines placement of armed officer

By Harmony Spencer and Rose Vardell The Ithaca City District school board rejected the proposal made by Ithaca High School principal Jarett Powers to place an armed school resource officer in the schools to assess other safety options. After the events in Newtown, Conn., many communities throughout the nation are reviewing school security systems and … More Ithaca City School District declines placement of armed officer