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Fast Food’s Foibles

Illustration by Lydia Petroske

Harry Kelso, Opinion Columnist

October 9, 2017

The average person knows that fast food is unhealthy, but there doesn’t seem to be any viable solution, at least not yet. A stroll through town or a scroll through Google reveals just how many fast food restaurants there are in Walla Walla. Their presence in our life is as saturated as the fat they...

Wearable Tech Must Be Relevant to Consumers

Wearable Tech Must Be Relevant to Consumers

Blair Hanley Frank

March 7, 2013

To hear the pundits tell it, we should be entering the age of wearable technology. Pebble, a smart watch that was funded through Kickstarter, currently holds the site's record for most funded project with a total pledge of more than $10 million. Rumors are swirling about the potential of an Apple smar...

Taking your web security to the next level

Blair Hanley Frank

September 6, 2012

In August, Mat Honan, someone whom I consider to be one of the leading voices in technology journalism, had his entire life turned upside down. Hackers found their way into his Google account, which they used to reset his passwords on services like Twitter and Facebook. Worst of all, they reset the password...

Whitman must do more to offer pre-professional opportunities

Alex Brott

April 12, 2012

During a recent networking trip to New York City to meet Whitman alumni in finance, law, media and other highly professional careers, I was struck by a duality on the Whitman campus. On one hand, Whitties are fun, free-spirited, and––broadly––critical of American standards of material success....

Social media’s future is our future, too

Blair Hanley Frank

March 13, 2012

Social media's impact on the way we communicate is easily one of the most significant technological developments of the past decade. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and their cohorts have created a world where the revolution is both televised and tweeted. But what does the future hold? The way I see it, there are really two...

Penrose installs ‘academic Google’ to streamline research

Karah Kemmerly

September 8, 2011

This fall, Penrose librarians are adopting a new search service in hopes of simplifying research. With this service, users don't have to choose one specific database, but rather can find results from different databases through one search box. Lee Keene, head of instructional and research services...

Google should be better than evil

Tristan Grau

January 27, 2011

Journalists, academics and consumers have all criticized Google for failing to live up to its unofficial slogan "don't be evil." They all miss the point. "Don't be evil" is a weak moral creed and criticizing Google for being evil simply strengthens Google's authority to police its own morality. Not...

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