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Saying no to smartphones

Saying no to smartphones

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Flip phones can seem like a relic of the past as smartphones are widely used in the Whitman community and throughout the world. The PEW Research Center found that in 2015 68 percent of adults in the United States owned a smartphone. However, some Whitman community members have made the choice to use non...

Loneliness

Peggy Li, Columnist
February 18
Filed under Columnists, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, OPINION

Because if you’re single and feeling torn up inside because of an overwhelming loneliness, you should reflect on yourself.

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In Opposition to Beats Radio

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist
October 28
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

We need to stop forcing American products, the English language, and US culture onto the rest of the world, and start creating new technologies that allow us to better hear what is being said in response.

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Latin Americans Face Economic Crisis

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist
March 23
Filed under OPINION

The good economic fortunes of the United States have been rough on Latin American economies. Steady job growth and good performance in the retail, automotive, and housing industries have lured investors from all over the world to invest in the American economy. The Federal Reserve recently announced it ...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly
November 13
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Though it looks like a box and is equivalent in size to perhaps the crate of a large Beagle, it is much more sophisticated than a home for a dog. It has a clear lid and, inside, a grid that looks somewhat like a cookie cooling-rack. To those not trained in the arts of Photoshop and the latest technology...

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

Ben Caldwell
May 15
Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, OPINION

You've heard it before, you'll hear it again: the last 15 years have given rise to technologies that have changed almost every aspect of our daily lives. Cell phones and mobile computers of every shape, size and customizable color have ascended to the status of sacred objects that we insist on...

Typewriters Next Generation of Computing

Typewriters Next Generation of Computing

Blair Hanley Frank
March 28
Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

I've thrown out my laptop. While I adored my MacBook Pro while it lasted, it's time for me to move on. Sure, it has some amazing processing power, and I love the user experience, but let's face it: Computers are too mainstream. Today, instead of my usual computing device, I'm now using a manual typewriter from the 1960s. My instrument of choice is a Royal Safari, which, i...

Doping in Sports Can’t be Stopped by Technological Means

Blair Hanley Frank
January 24
Filed under OPINION

Many moons ago, when I asked my mother about whether or not she bought the allegations of Lance Armstrong's doping, she said she thought that you either believed Lance's claims that he didn't dope, or you didn't, and she fell into the former camp. That's about how I felt, too. Whatever last shreds...

E-Books Versus Print Books

E-Books Versus Print Books

Kaili Masamoto
November 29
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Junior Nick Budak began his personal e-book journey only about a month ago, yet he is already a convert––for him, there is no turning back to the days of ordinary print books. A friend lent him an Amazon Kindle while Budak was studying abroad in Beijing, and he plans to purchase his own very soon....

Campus examines use of social media

Daniel Kim
October 4
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

As technology becomes more central in the daily lives of Americans, colleges all around the nation have begun breaking into social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Most of my generation's interactions are online, and we draw heavily on communication online, so Whitman improving and continuing...

How Twitter stole my soul

Karah Kemmerly
April 1
Filed under Humor

It almost pains me to say it, but I'm online. Not just Facebook online. Everyone has a Facebook. My grandfather has a Facebook. He even updates it. No, this is worse than Facebook. I recently got myself a tweet page. My introduction to the Twitter website was a somewhat embarrassing one. I was sitting...

Holiday Techie Tips

Elena Aragon
December 8
Filed under Humor

Q: DEAR TECHIE, I have a problem. My fingers can't seem to stop touching the glossy screen of my brand-spanking-new fresh iPhone 4. It's all I can do to break my gaze away from my new baby for any reason whatsoever. How can I fix this? A: DEAR OBSESSED WITH MATERIAL OBJECTS, Wow, can you say first wor...

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