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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Put down Snapchat, live your life

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...

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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...

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

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...

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Put the phone away, be awesome

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...

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Campus sticks with Blue Light Phones

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...

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...

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