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Valerie Gazaeva, Writer

Samsung or Apple

A lot of people like Apple and a lot of people like Samsung. Apple sales grew by 3.8% to 83 million, making it the world’s biggest vendor with a 21.9% share of the market, while Samsung was up 11% year-on-year to secure 18.2%. One thing iPhones have over Samsung phones is the longevity of the devices. Although Samsung now offers four years of major Android updates for its flagships and mid-range phones, iPhones can easily last for five to six years.

 At any cost point, Galaxy phones have somewhat more versatile cameras. For example, the Galaxy A53 and the Galaxy A73 offer a lot more camera features than the similarly priced iPhone SE 2022. Samsung is the more expensive brand. First off, currently, Apple has the iPhone 13 mini, which is the cheapest of the bunch at $699, yet it offers the same flagship experience as the bigger iPhones. Samsung has no such competitor in the Galaxy S21 line. Samsung supporters have long placed multitasking capabilities at the top of the list when it comes to reasons they prefer Galaxy devices. Galaxy devices leverage crisp, expansive screens to give users a variety of options for working across multiple apps.

 I like Apple better because I like how it looks and I think it’s pretty easy to use. But tell me what you prefer.


Online school or in person

 I think everyone remembers the online school faze in 2020- 2021. But do you think we should’ve kept going in person? According to Sallie Mae’s recent How America Pays for College report, 75% of college students and their families would have preferred in-person learning, citing difficulty concentrating and collaborating with peers among their top critiques of online education. Also, 65% of students dislike virtual learning environments necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Kids learn better in class than when studying from home, for example, Two-thirds of first-year students struggled with online learning last year. Some students would go on their phones and others would sometimes sleep the class. Though online school isn’t the best sometimes, it does have some pros. Online courses are convenient because students may log into the course material whenever it suits their schedule. Also, location flexibility, time flexibility, and the student can choose where to do their work. 

I know disliked online school, but what did you like?