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Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

Lena Friedman and Alex Brockman April 25, 2019

As American society continues to rely more heavily on technology year by year, it has become a topic of hot debate whether the use of technology in classrooms enhances or hinders the experience of students...

Illustration by Cat Burch

Tech Paranoia

India Flinchum, Columnist February 8, 2018

The Amazon Echo is a speaker inhabited by a “digital talking assistant” known as Alexa. The speaker, that appeared on the market three years ago, is capable of a myriad of voice-controlled tasks including...

Saying no to smartphones

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

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...

Loneliness

Peggy Li, Columnist February 18, 2016
Because if you’re single and feeling torn up inside because of an overwhelming loneliness, you should reflect on yourself.

In Opposition to Beats Radio

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist October 28, 2015
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.

Latin Americans Face Economic Crisis

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist October 7, 2015

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...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly November 13, 2014

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...

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

Ben Caldwell May 15, 2014

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...

Frank.  Photo by Marie von Hafften.

Typewriters Next Generation of Computing

Blair Hanley Frank March 28, 2013

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:...

Doping in Sports Can’t be Stopped by Technological Means

Blair Hanley Frank January 24, 2013

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...

E-Books Versus Print Books

E-Books Versus Print Books

Kaili Masamoto November 29, 2012

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...

Campus examines use of social media

Daniel Kim October 4, 2012

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...

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