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Can you hear me now: the distraction of cell phones

Can you hear me now: the distraction of cell phones

Eve Dixon

September 24, 2015


Filed under News

  According to a survey by USA Today, 87 percent of millennials say their phone never leaves their side. Another 80 percent say the first thing they do every morning is reach for their smartphones. Text messaging, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat all take turns stealing attention with siren ...

Put the phone away, be awesome

Put the phone away, be awesome

Dylan Dewit

February 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I once had a professor tell me that every single one of her students is a drug addict. She wasn’t talking about alcohol, marijuana or anything like that. She was referring to dopamine. Every time you check your Twitter, Snapchat or start browsing on Tinder, you’re raising those dopamine levels to almo...

‘Pocket Points’ hits Chico State

‘Pocket Points’ hits Chico State

Michaela Sundholm

September 27, 2014


Filed under Features

Mitch Gardner, a senior business marketing major, and Rob Richardson, a junior computer science major, saw themselves and others having a hard time staying off their smartphones in class. They created "Pocket Points," an application to try to fix the problem. The Orion: So what exactly is the app? R...

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