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A photo of an iPhone 7, taken by Hiroto Nakajima, Oct. 1

A dark side of smartphones: interference with face-to-face communication

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // October 11, 2022

How often do you wake up and check your smartphone first? In my case, I usually check it immediately. In modern society, smartphones are so pervasive that we cannot imagine our lives without them....

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Technology is changing our world

Alexis Harvey, Staff Writer // March 5, 2020

Over the past 20 years, technology has changed the world in many ways. It has changed the way we communicate, learn, socialize and the way we listen to music.  In the 21st century, listening to...

Reach Out Editions reaches out to college students who have survived sexual assault. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Sexual Assualt App reaches out to Chico State

Jacqueline Morales // April 8, 2017

Reach Out Editions is working to help Chico State students who have survived sexual assault.The smartphone application is free of cost resource created by partners of a company called Capptivation.The...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Technology shouldn’t equal laziness

Jeff Guzman // November 11, 2016

Technology has seeped into every part of our lives but the one place that technology seems to be discouraged is in the classroom. With technology constantly advancing and becoming more common, it’s...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Carson Predovich // November 2, 2016

How one wrong move might bring the world's top technology manufacturer straight to the bottom. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was set to be the year's greatest smartphone. It received some of the...

Photo credit: David Molina

Propositions need researching

Evan Roberts and David Molina // October 31, 2016

With Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton polling an average of 23 points ahead of Republican Nominee Donald Trump in California, it is almost guaranteed that Clinton will win all 55 of the States electoral...

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Smile, you’re on camera

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won // October 22, 2016

Even if someone personally doesn't interact much with technology, they are still in its presence. Studies show that the average person is caught on a security camera about 75 times a day, this is done...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Put down Snapchat, live your life

Alex Horne // March 24, 2016
Snapchatters who abuse the app are annoying and ruin moments by neglecting real social scenarios in favor of using their phone.
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A case against autokorect

Sam Rios // February 5, 2016
Say it. The first step to recovery is admitting it. Say: “I’m addicted to technology.”
Jamie Fenisey, junior psychology major, and Austin Shankle, junior marketing major, compare the pros and cons of a smart phone versus a traditional phone. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Is your phone controlling your life?

Nick Bragg // April 17, 2015
The dominance of smartphones among millennials is unquestionable, but some choose to remain unencumbered and use candy bar or flip phones.
Illustration by Miles Huffman

Put the phone away, be awesome

Dylan Dewit // February 21, 2015
Set the device down and actually participate in the surrounding world — easier said than done, right?
Infographic courtesy of Chico State

Campus sticks with Blue Light Phones

Robert Engels // November 12, 2014
Chico's Blue Light Emergency System has been used for decades, but advances in technology are creating new options for campus safety.
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