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...

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 and knock out a study session? Here are a few tricks that may help you.If possible, turn your phone...

Social media and narcissism: an unwitting duo

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Reed Mccoy

February 12, 2019

The rise of social media is easily one of the most significant changes to have happened in this generation. With all the good, there is also bad. How often have you seen people you know become obsessed with their social media page? By that, I mean it has affected their personality to the point they be...

Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

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

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 within the field at the talk on Friday.Mellum currently works for the startup company, Quartzy, ...

Selfies are self-confidence boosters

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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 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

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

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? 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

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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 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

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

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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 entertainment is almost inarguable at this point. With any new technology, there are always people w...

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...

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