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A case against autokorect

Sam Rios // February 5, 2016

Languages have progressed along with changing cultures, adapting to new generations. With our generation, the millennials, we see a halt of adaptation. Instead, our language is being drowned out because...

Alex Project: Suicide help is just one text message away

Sarah Strausser // October 22, 2015

It was just over five years ago when Alex Strauss, former Pleasant Valley High student, tried to reach out for help over text and did not receive a reply. Later that night, the then 17-year-old took his...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Emoji emotions

Miles Inserra // April 27, 2015

In the midst of a ten hour shift barbacking at San Francisco’s Starlight Room, a couple asked me to capture a moment with their iPhone and it occurred to me, I did not know how to use an iPhone. The...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

It can wait: Don’t text and walk

Dylan Dewit // February 13, 2015

Earlier this week, I had an experience that left me terrified and extremely annoyed. I was walking to my class in Butte 201 around 12:14 p.m. I made my way up the west-side stairs, and as I was...

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The lost art of voice mails

Kevin Crittenden // January 18, 2014

Voice mails are dying. A mass transition from calling to text messaging means the voice message is losing its territory to the newer species of information exchange. Remember voice mails? They...

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