By Jacob Fisher, Staff Writer
The lively stage of the Moscone Center bled anticipation. The soon-to-be most profitable company was about to make its mark on history by combining three revolutionary ideas into one compact product. Apple was about to announce the iPhone, a stunning combination of a “widescreen iPod with touch controls”, “revolutionary mobile phone”, and a “breakthrough internet communicator”. The stage was set. The pressure, made weightier still by a 150-million-dollar investment, was riding on the back of one of history’s most influential people. Steve Jobs was about to give the people what they wanted.
Without a doubt, his two and a half year project succeeded. From early products like the Apple II and Macintosh to modern devices such as the MacBook and iPhone, Apple has kept a well-executed hold on the number one smartphone in the United States. The company now owns 45 percent of the smartphones market, with competitors such as the South Korean conglomerate Samsung only holding just over 20 percent of the global market share as of this year. Yet, fear of stagnation seems to be leaking in. A national survey of over 1,600 people, led by personal finance website WalletHub, has shown over a quarter drop of consumers planning to buy the iPhone 11, due to supposedly “new” features already being well-adapted into Android products. Now, with companies such as the American tech giant Microsoft dipping its toes into the turbulent waters of the modern smartphone industry, will the massive power of Apple continue, or has their long reign come to an end?
By Asiya Gedi, Staff Writer
Trauma. It’s a topic no one wants to talk about, yet so many go through. A statistic from the National Council for Behavioral Health reports that approximately 70 percent of adults in the U.S. have gone through a traumatic event at some point in their lives, and almost half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one type of serious trauma according to the National Survey of Children’s Health.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services reports that some common types of childhood trauma include domestic issues, physical and sexual assault, and witnessing violence and crime. They almost always affect the way children develop and stay with them long into the future.
By Karlie Mathias, Editor in Chief
Senior year is thinking about your future; it’s applying for college, scholarships, financial aid, and a job because you’ve just realized that in a handful of months, you’re going to have to buy your own shampoo; it’s senioritis and a sudden motivation deficit; it’s trying to make the most of your youth and being reckless because you only live once; it’s panic and excitement, indecision and poor decisions; and—amongst all the chaos—it's being a leader.
If you’re anything like me, being a leader seems almost like a joke. Sometimes, I want to ask why I’ve been asked to lead others when I’m pretty lost, myself. As of right now, being editor of The Mustang Post hasn’t been a particularly demanding job, because everyone is still learning the ropes and therefore, I have nothing to edit. However, since by some accident of fate I’ve been seated at a big desk in the corner of our new room and given a title, my job is now to write to our readers with whatever semblance of wisdom I can come up with...
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