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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....

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Appellate court upholds California net neutrality statute

Christopher Hill, Reporter // February 8, 2022

On Jan. 28 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals voted to uphold California's "California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018" (SB-822), allowing the state to continue regulating Internet...

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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...

Study tips for the distracted student

Emily Neria // November 12, 2019

When it comes to studying, technology can be our own worst enemy. It’s common knowledge that our generation is glued to our devices. So what are we supposed to do when it’s time to buckle down...

When learning how to code, HTML and CCS markup language and the beginning steps before getting into JavaScript and more advanced coding development programs. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

Olyvia Simpson // October 20, 2018

A Computer Science seminar series was hosted by The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction. Eric Mellum, a 2015 Chico State alumnus, presented on development coding and job opportunities...

Selfies are self-confidence boosters

Brooke Martin // September 12, 2018

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...

Too much technology can be damaging to your grades. Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Dependency on technology distracts from real life

Danielle Cortes // March 15, 2018

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?...

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Technology, social media and an anxious public

Grant Schmieding and Briana Mcdaniel // February 2, 2018

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...

Education in a modern world of technology

Education in a modern world of technology

Sam Rios // January 23, 2018

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....

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

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel // December 5, 2016

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...

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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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