Trend of the Week: Hoverboards

The trendy and futuristic hoverboard. Photo courtesy / Lance Soodeen
The trendy and futuristic hoverboard. Photo courtesy / Lance Soodeen
The trendy and futuristic hoverboard. Photo courtesy / Lance Soodeen

The trendy and futuristic hoverboard.
Photo courtesy / Lance Soodeen

By Tyler Zuk
Contributing Writer

The trendy and futuristic hoverboard.
Photo courtesy / Lance Soodeen

The year 2015 has introduced us to many great things for the first time, such as Fetty Wap, The Automatic Dog Walker, and bionic implants.

However perhaps the most astonishing new invention, the hoverboard, tops all of these.

Yes, who would have thought that 1989’s Back to the Future II would of ended up hitting another futuristic prediction head on, as hover board’s had just started to hit the markets towards the latter half of 2015.

It is to the student’s greater dismay however, that Hoverboards have been banned on East Stroudsburg University’s campus until further notice.

When questioning Dr. Doreen Tobin in a one-on-one interview, she responds in greater detail in regards to the universities recent decision to ban hoverboards.

“It is not that we do not want students to own hoverboards, as many would compare them to the ownership of skateboards and bikes, but it is because of the fire hazard that they possess.”

As it turns out, the battery required by Lexus in order for the hoverboard to properly operate has, on a handful of different occasions, been reported as a fire hazard while or after it has been charged.

“The last thing we would want is for any student or group of students to get injured in anyway by this recently new invention” Tobin states.

“The school administration is in no way close minded to the ownership of hoverboards to be granted to our students.

The only thing we need to see from the administration standpoint is that they are safe for use for all of our students.”

So yes, children of the future, there is no need to fret. This is only the beginning of the hoverboard’s release and its innovation.

Certainly one could hope and expect that future replications of the hoverboard will come around, those without fire hazards of course, and before you know it college students from all over, especially at ESU, can all ride and enjoy our hoverboards at peace.

The future sure is looking bright.

Email Tyler at:
tzuk@live.esu.edu

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