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Plagiarism has been an obstacle that many schools and businesses face and still do to this day. Before AI, plagiarism used to be something that took the world by surprise.

In the dictionary plagiarism is described as you copying someone else’s work, word for word, without their permission and publishing it without giving them any credit, but taking credit as your own. You may ask how plagiarism affects a writer. Well, it could prevent creative growth because they don’t develop their own thinking or writing skills. With that, if they don’t think and just copy and paste they are not capturing the full idea they need to write or understand. Some of the consequences that come with plagiarism could be losing credibility to any of your work that you decide to publish in the future or for academic writing it could be automatically failing a course or in some cases, it could be expulsion or even worse it could land you in some legal trouble.

When I was in middle school I had an article to read and a paper to write. But since I was lazy, I did not read all of it and just read the first two paragraphs and wrote my essay with those two paragraphs that I had read. When I had turned in my essay I thought I was good and that the teacher didn’t notice. The next day at school she came up to me and told me that she would give me an extra chance to rewrite the paper and to give more detail and not directly copy and paste some sentences from the article into my paper without quoting it or putting sources of where I got my information from. From there on out I have never copied and pasted without giving credit to the person that I got my information from and I also learned to put my sources at the end of anything that I have grabbed information from.

Now, using Artificial Intelligence in writing is almost the same as plagiarism but when using AI for writing papers also comes with the same consequences. Using AI in writing is not really a great idea because it is in early development and it still has some issues. So when writing papers and using AI to write the papers, or sentences for you to use in your writing, could be difficult because the information that it gives may not be correct or up to date. Using Artificial Intelligence hurts a writer’s credibility by giving inconsistent or false information. But also the writer could give the wrong impression to their readers about their writing and thinking skills.


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Emanuel Cruz, Staff Writer

Emanuel Cruz is a junior at Hoover High School. He was born on April 13, raised in San Diego, California, by his parents who immigrated to live the American Dream. He has two older siblings but he will be the first one in his family to graduate from Hoover, as the class of 2025. He also has two cats that he treasures and loves. He doesn’t really have a plan after high school but does want to attend SDSU. He wishes to have a career and is inspired by both his sister and brother.

Outside of school he enjoys watching movies and of course playing video games. His current favorite movies are Everything Everywhere All At Once, Interstellar, and La La Land. As for his video games, they are Roblox, Good Pizza Great Pizza, and Mario Kart 8. But something else that he absolutely loves is FOOD! His favorite dish is chilaquiles with a cold glass of Iced Tea.

He hopes to work in the medical field, but can’t decide on which career. What he does know is that he wants to help people whether that be helping them physically or mentally. He is currently in FACES and in Cardinals Interact which are programs that will expose him to decide which career is the best option for him.