The Orion

Chico State students replace cash with Venmo

The homepage of Venmo resembles other social media platforms with information on what friends are paying for. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Perriera.

Christine Zuniga

March 9, 2016

As with physical mail, phonebooks and maps, cash seems to be outdated, thanks to electronic transfer technologies, including the popular Venmo app. Venmo is a service of PayPal, the powerful alternative to checks and money orders, which had 4.9 billion payments via mobile devices in 2015. While PayPal is used on ...

Emoji emotions

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

April 27, 2015

In the midst of a ten hour shift barbacking at San Francisco’s Starlight Room, a couple asked me to capture a moment with their iPhone and it occurred to me, I did not know how to use an iPhone. The home screen was so foreign I could not figure out how to access the camera in the dark. Granted...

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