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Selfies are self-confidence boosters

Selfies are self-confidence boosters

Brooke Martin

September 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Filters and Snapchat selfies should be celebrated, not looked down on.How many times have you asked someone to take a photo of you and it doesn’t look the way you want it? This is a problem I am all too familiar with. The only time I can count on a photo to look just the way I want it to is whe...

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Danielle Cortes

March 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

You're checking your phone simply to see your assignment grade that was just posted on Blackboard, next thing you know your scrolling on your Twitter timeline for a good 45 minutes. Sound familiar? You are probably wondering why this always happens. No matter how hard you resist, your phone is just...

Technology, social media and an anxious public

Technology, social media and an anxious public

Grant Schmieding and Briana Mcdaniel

February 2, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

With the modern world more connected than ever, social media, smart phones and the web are changing the way we interact with the world around us. Subconsciously, everyone creates a sense of self, an idea of how we want to be perceived by the world. Social media and modern connectivity allow us to...

Education in a modern world of technology

Education in a modern world of technology

Sam Rios

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As technology improves, systems and institutions that are deeply rooted in our society are challenged by the rapidity of the modern world.Some institutions, such as the medical field, have advanced greatly. The Robot-assisted surgeons, wearable health monitors, and gene editors are just a few examples that show the willingness of the medical fiel...

Assault is assault, even if it’s in the virtual world

Assault is assault, even if it’s in the virtual world

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel

December 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This past year has been huge for the virtual reality industry. Companies like Sony, Google and Samsung have all entered into the virtual reality market. The idea that virtual reality is the future of in-home entertainment is almost inarguable at this point. With any new technology, there are always people w...

Technology shouldn’t equal laziness

Technology shouldn’t equal laziness

Jeff Guzman

November 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Samsung’s ‘Note 7’ exploding phone fiasco

Carson Predovich

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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

Propositions need researching

Evan Roberts and David Molina

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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

Smile, you’re on camera

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

October 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

Artificial intelligence might be on its way

Artificial intelligence might be on its way

Evan Roberts and David Molina

September 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Siri was first introduced in 2011 on the iPhone 4S. When it was first introduced it was fun to play with and receive cute responses from, but it was not too useful. Since then, Siri and its competitors have become increasingly more useful. These phone voice assistants are just a small glimpse of what...

Technology: deteriorating the family

Technology: deteriorating the family

Evan Roberts

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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,...

Butte county implements text-to-911

Butte county implements text-to-911

Lucas Moran

August 29, 2016


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Every American knows who to call when an emergency strikes. Dispatchers are prepared to assist with every 911 crisis call. From a hit-and-runs to a mass shooting in progress. Of the over 6,000 dispatch centers in the U.S. fewer than 15 percent are currently equipped to receive text messages as well...

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