The Orion

Technology is changing our world

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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 music is constantly getting easier with many modern and high-tech devices. The development of audio t...

Sexual Assualt App reaches out to Chico State

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

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 purpose of the application leans towards empowering student survivors of sexual assault by offering...

Technology shouldn’t equal laziness

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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 time schools embrace the technological revolution. PowerPoint presentations and online homework are a...

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

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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 best reviews of any device of 2016, beating the iPhone 7in many cases. There was just one flaw wit...

Propositions need researching

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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 college votes. With the fate of the state’s electoral votes and the Senate race practical...

Smile, you’re on camera

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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 by over 245 million surveillance cameras around the world. While cameras have been cheap enough for most to afford fo...

Put down Snapchat, live your life

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Alex Horne

March 24, 2016

There seems to be a trend in deleting social media accounts, at least temporarily. Despite this, the one that doesn’t seem to be ousted is Snapchat. Even those who claim to wipe their phones and minds clean of all social media distractions can't seem to part with this app. Snapchat was likely an...

A case against autokorect

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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 of the simple style of communication through the smartphone.Whether you like it or not, you most l...

Is your phone controlling your life?

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

Nick Bragg

April 17, 2015

Eighty-five percent of adults ages 18-24 own smartphones. From iPhones to Androids to Blackberries, the trend seems likely to continue until every American has a minicomputer on them at all times. The dominance of the smartphone leaves students with the choice to join the evolution or create a realit...

Put the phone away, be awesome

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Dylan Dewit

February 21, 2015

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...

Campus sticks with Blue Light Phones

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Robert Engels

November 12, 2014

Some college campuses are getting rid of their Emergency Blue Light phones in favor of smart phone safety apps, but Chico State isn't planning on making the switch. UC Davis is one of the colleges that are moving away from the Emergency Blue Light phones in favor of new technology. Recently, a variety ...

Smartphone users represent new face of addiction

Matt Murphy

February 13, 2014

Nothing that makes up society is static. As society progresses and new technology becomes available, people have become dependent on a device that didn’t even exist 10 years ago — the smartphone. Changes are always happening. Even the definitions of words are fluid and always morphing....

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