By Hairuo Yi |Staff Writer| In the wake of the Samsung phone accident explosion, more and more people are starting to be aware of safety issues with new technology. Several students who are familiar with Samsung phones say that the Samsung Note 7 exploding was not so unexpected. “I wasn’t surprised at all, my phone get’s really hot,” said Samsung user Ashlee Burton. This accident is becoming a serious problem for Samsung, and not just a insignificant mistake of technology. “Everybody can make mistakes, but these are really big ones,” said Computer Science professor, Ernesto Gomez. Computer Science professor, Haiyan Qiao, also thinks the Note 7 accidents are attracting … [Read more...] about Technology downgrading
By Natalie Padron |Staff Writer| The Met Gala, also known as "The Oscars of Fashion," started as a gala to fundraise for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It is one of the biggest fundraisers in the city with a record of $12 million raised in 2014 and the price of tickets for those uninvited continue to rise to now $35,000 to uphold its exclusivity. The Met Gala has been active since 1964, but the event that it is today did not get started until 1971 with the theme "Fashion Plate," and every year since then there has been a theme for the guests to interpret correlating with that year's exhibit. While guests are invited to the exhibit, they show … [Read more...] about Met Gala meets the future
By Shirleena Racine Baggett |Staff Writer| It is not if it happens, but when it happens. Scientists believe that there is a 99 percent probability that a major earthquake will rock California within the next three years, according to nasa.gov. And I believe that many Californians are not prepared at all. There are more than 39 million Californians, according to Census.gov. Family disaster plans were found implemented in only 40 percent of homes in the sunny state, and 20 percent of homes were inspected for earthquake resistance or structurally reinforced, according to nbclosangeles.com Southern California is also the home of the world famous San Andreas Fault that stretches … [Read more...] about Are you ready to rumble?
By Destiny Guzman |Staff Writer| Computers, software and technology dominate our society and are vital tools that we should know more about. “Your entire life is digital now,” said cyber security professor Vinny Nestler. Our world is overwhelmed in technological advances, and we as students need to be aware of how knowledgeable we are about it. Google Docs, Prezi and more are basic tools that we as students should know how to use, but do we really need to have knowledge about software applications and technology if our major does not require them? “By using the technology, it only leverages your intellect to a greater extent and allows other people to collaborate and create … [Read more...] about Advancing with technology
By Serena Gomez |Staff Writer| Millennials: the egotistical generation that lives off technology and are content with it. “[...] Sometimes called Generation Y. Because of their dependence on technology, they are said to be entitled and narcissistic,” stated KPCC's Evie Liu. Most of the other generations will look at millennials as the diverse, narcissistic, ignorant generation. However, their way of living is understandable, as they constantly try to keep up with the latest technology to stay in touch with peers. Millennials want social changes like gay rights, immigration, and equality, but no one is willing to actually do anything because they are content with how easy life … [Read more...] about Millennials need more motivation
By Jessica Arciniega |Staff Writer| Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Or better yet, are you smarter than a search engine? Searching online may make you think you’re smarter than you actually are, according to Matthew Fisher, a doctoral student in cognitive psychology at Yale University. People can search just about anything online instantaneously, leading them to believe they learned this knowledge themselves, despite relying on a search engine. “We think the information is leaking into our head, but really the information is stored somewhere else entirely,” said Fisher. Fisher explained that online searchers believe they took the time to search and become knowledgeable with … [Read more...] about You’re not as smart as you think you are
By Camillia Dababneh |Staff Writer| Natural selection's influence on the human population may be suspect with the many medicinal and technological advancements available today. According to Charles Darwin, biological evolution occurs as a result of natural selection. Darwinism theorizes that in any given generation, some "stronger" individuals have a greater chance to survive and reproduce, rather than those who are considered "weak." Because not all organisms are the same, the ones with the ability to adapt to their environments will be the ones who flourish. This theory has been accepted by many, but with medical and technological advancements today, it's relevancy is … [Read more...] about Humans and natural selection
By Marlyn Rodriguez and Marion Gil |Asst. Managing Editor and News Editor| The CSUSB cyber security program was featured in an article on the National Science Foundation’s (NSF)website. CSUSB’s cyber security program aims to prepare students in occupations that protect government agencies from hackers. “Cyber Security is an important field because it touches all aspects of modern life,” said Tony Coulson, director of the cyber security program at CSUSB. “Your personal information is your digital currency. Job growth and opportunities in this area are endless.” This program has become available to students through funding from the NSF CyberCorps: Scholarships for Services (SFS) … [Read more...] about Government features CSUSB cyber security
By Chelsea Galvez |Staff Writer| American spending is being compromised in order to keep up with the latest and greatest forms of technology. A survey conducted by the Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) showed that out of 805 Americans, 394 claimed to have economized or cut back spending on items such as food, healthcare, vacation and entertainment in order to keep up with advancing technology. “Technology is important because it is constantly changing, and has become a way of life since you are able to do anything with technology; it keeps us connected, which is why people feel lost without it,” said CSUSB student Amy Szerlip. The survey further revealed that in order to afford … [Read more...] about Struggle over food and technology tightens wallets
By Nailea Ayala |Staff Writer| “We are a generation of idiots. Smart phones and dumb people,” said Gary Turk in his YouTube video Look Up. Turk goes further to say that we have become slaves to technology. It won’t be difficult to go out in public and find a person walking and looking down at their phones, or sitting at home watching a computer screen for hours of the day. Places like concerts, dinner tables, and school libraries all seem to be popular places for people to be on these devices. But are they so necessary that we forget what it is like to interact with others? It seems that people now find it more important to record a concert to later show friends on … [Read more...] about Get your head out of your phone and LOOK UP!