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By Tyler Norris Facebook has found itself in deep water with recent claims from a former data scientist at the company. Frances Haugen was an employee at Facebook for nearly two years with prior stints at Google, Yelp and Pinterest. During her time at Facebook, Haugen studied how the social network’s algorithm amplified misinformation....
By Sean Perez-Gonzalez On Oct. 3, 2021, a large amount of information was published, 2.9 terabytes worth of documents were released for people to see. These are called the Pandora Papers; they expose the world’s strongest and richest of their overseas schemes. It shows them using financial businesses to purchase homes and properties without...
By Eli Jordan “They used to say that if man was meant to fly, he’d have wings. But he did fly. He discovered he had to,” said Captain James T. Kirk when played by William Shatner in the original “Star Trek” series. Like Captain Kirk said in the late 1960s, Shatner discovered he could...
By Toby Leigh Leffew Food: We love it. In fact, we can’t live without it! Even though we need food to live, sometimes we crave something more than we need, something we want. The food at the cafeteria is okay, but sometimes, you just want something special, something extra tasty. I’ve compiled a list...
By Mia Birkes Please note that these are numbers collected from the hours following the close of the polls, published by the McPherson News-Ledger on Nov. 3, 2021. They are, however, unlikely to change by more than a handful of votes overall. Major updates will warrant their own article. For quick results, see the...
By Toby Leffew It’s October, and it feels like everyone is fully embracing the spirit of Spooky Season. In town, lawns are decorated with pumpkins and fake skeletons. McPherson students excitedly chat about their plans, whether it be parties or just hanging out. Here at The Spectator, we’re no different. We love the creepy...
By Sean Perez-Gonzalez If you like video games and Ryan Reynolds, then “Free Guy” is the movie for you! “Free Guy” made its theatrical debut on Aug. 13, 2021 and hammered the box office with $97 million in less than a month. This movie is must-see. Guy (Ryan Reynolds) had a pretty average...
By Toby Leigh Leffew If COVID-19 was the big, hot button issue of 2020, the vaccine for COVID-19 is the hot button issue of 2021. Ever since the vaccine became available in spring 2021, it’s been causing quite a stir to say the least. Many people believe that the vaccine is a miracle of modern medicine, while...
By Sean Perez-Gonzalez On Aug. 26, 2021, one of the most devastating hurricanes in United States history hit the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast, which resulted in 115 deaths, some still missing. The United States was not the only one affected by this horrid storm, many other places were torn apart by Hurricane Ida. This hurricane...
By Susanne Cunningham In October 2001, following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, President George W. Bush sent U.S. Troops to Afghanistan to hunt down Osama Bin Laden and drive the Taliban from power. On Aug. 30, 2021, President Joe Biden finished withdrawing these troops from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of occupancy. Now, on the...