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Pokémon GO tracking the tracker

Pokémon GO tracking the tracker

Thomas Staaden

August 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

A vast crowd comes over the distant plane to an empty parking lot. They gather around a formerly poorly lit parking lot, now bright with the light of hundreds of phones in the search for a rare Pokémon. It may seem like a slight stretch to assume that so many would gather for one Pokémon (d...

Don’t let technology ruin the future

Don’t let technology ruin the future

Sean Daly

March 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you remember your first cell phone? I was one of the last people in my grade to receive my first cell phone in eighth grade. The privilege taught me to not only appreciate it, but to remember that I could get by without technology, and that I should control it rather than it controlling me.Modern generatio...

Relationships: less social media, more sincerity

Relationships: less social media, more sincerity

Julie Ramos

February 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

They say that the No. 1 killer of relationships is cheating. Wrong. I say that the No. 1 killer of relationships is technology. Back in the day, relationships were more simple. Before technology and Tinder came around, relationships were more sincere. You would meet someone in person, maybe at the movies or scho...

A case against autokorect

A case against autokorect

Sam Rios

February 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 of the simple style of communication through the smartphone.Whether you like it or not, you most l...

Millennial understanding of technology should be celebrated, not slammed

Millennial understanding of technology should be celebrated, not slammed

Elizabeth Ernster

October 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems that everything this generation does is inept in the eyes of older generations. They have a preconceived notion that all we are is a poorly-mannered generation glued to our phones with no awareness of anyone but ourselves. It is a hard idea to grasp that our generation has experienced a changin...

Millenials founded nation of gratification

Millenials founded nation of gratification

Katelyn Martin

September 28, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the generation of millennials grows older and sets out to find careers, there is a pattern forming. Many young, hip millennials are looking for a fairly different gratification in all areas of their lives.To one degree, this generation, my generation, is looking for fulfillment from technology. We are used ...

Loving through long-distance relationships

Loving through long-distance relationships

Brittany Mcclintock

August 25, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When people find out that I’m in a long-distance relationship, most ask why I would ever do that. They ask if it’s hard, or if I miss him, but the most annoying question is if I trust him. Of course I answer yes to all of these. Yes, it’s hard being away from the guy who makes me happiest. Ye...

Is your phone controlling your life?

Is your phone controlling your life?

Nick Bragg

April 17, 2015


Filed under Features

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 dominance of the smartphone leaves students with the choice to join the evolution or create a realit...

FADE app reflects positive, negative aspects of campus community

FADE app reflects positive, negative aspects of campus community

Nick Bragg

January 28, 2015


Filed under Features

A new social media app can be found on the smartphones of many Chico State students. It is called FADE, and it is stirring up quite a storm on college campuses nationwide. The free app consists of a collection of pictures and text snips from all of those that download it in the same area. It is targeted toward ...

Technology fails in distance learning

Technology fails in distance learning

Jovanna Garcia

September 26, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State Distance and Online Education students are suffering from a technology breakdown in online classes. Blackboard Collaborate is a program used to connect distance learners to a classroom on campus by providing live video and audio from their class. Recent problems with both video an...

Learning changes stem from technology

April 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are times when I'm doing my homework and think, "Thank God for the Internet." Actually I’m thankful for the Internet all the time, whether I’m doing my homework or not. As millennials, we have grown up around social media. First Myspace then Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the list g...

Facebook bids on virtual reality

Kevin Crittenden

April 1, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Facebook has arranged to purchase the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality apparatus that is not yet available to consumers. The three billion dollar deal is a bold bid on a technology that could give people even less reason to socialize in person. While most people associate virtual reality with gaming, Faceb...

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