The Orion

Technology: deteriorating the family

Photo credit: David Molina

Evan Roberts

September 9, 2016

On a weary Wednesday afternoon, a family rests together in their home. A high-school senior sits cross-legged, focused intently on the latest match of Overwatch he’s been playing on the living room TV. His younger sister lies on her stomach next to him with bright white earbuds plugged into her ears,...

Eduroam: A minor inconvenience for a safer network

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Carson Predovich

August 28, 2016

If you ask any Chico State student about the school Wi-Fi, chances are their response will be somewhere along the lines of “I hate it.” Most people complain that it is too hard to connect to and that it was better before when you could just connect to it the same way you would to your home Wi-Fi....

Xfinity internet leaves students without Wi-Fi

Vianey Hernandez, junior public relations major, contacted Comcast's customer service but is still dissatisfied with her Internet. Photo credit: Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth Castillo

September 21, 2015

As the semester begins, some students are finding extra complications when attempting their homework— a Wi-Fi internet disconnection caused by Comcast’s Xfinity Internet. “The [Xfinity] internet is very slow,” said Vianey Hernandez, junior public relations major. “It goes in and out. I w...

Eduroam crashes and burns

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Megan Mann

February 25, 2015

The school's new WiFi server, Eduroam, is more annoying than internet trolls. I've been trying since school started to get Eduroam downloaded on my phone so that I won't piss off my parents by using up all our shared data but it's been fighting me the whole way. I'll finally get the software do...

Voicing opinions is hard, crucial

Julianna Eveland

December 8, 2014

I have been writing for the opinion section for two semesters and now realize this is one of the few places I feel comfortable expressing my opinions. In class or in some social situations, I find myself trying to censor my opinions in hopes of not stepping on any toes. Sometimes it's scary to put my tho...

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