By Samantha Flores |Staff Writer| Technology Services is in the process of providing a 24-hour study space for all students. The purpose of this study space is to give our students another quiet study area on campus that would be open all the time during regular quarters, according to Dr. Samuel Sudhakar, Vice President Information Technology Services. The study space, popularly known as 'The Wedge', is currently open from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, until the 24/7 hours of operation are officially implemented. "I think its great because there is no time limit, no interruptions, you don't have to worry about the place closing for the night," said student Alejandra … [Read more...] about 24/7 Study Space
By Suu Elen Manzano |Staff Writer| I don’t think students should use devices such as laptops, tablets or cell phones in the classroom because they are a distraction to others around them. Just the sound of the click-clack-click-clack of a laptop’s keyboard sends me worlds away from the lecture at hand. Not all students pounding away at the keyboard are actually taking notes either. Some are catching up on Facebook, sending e-mails, instant messaging or playing games. The unfortunate sucker sitting behind him will likely get distracted while trying not to gaze into his peers luminous screen. “I don’t want students to get distracted,” says Dr. Derakhshan, professor of Strategic … [Read more...] about Can’t keep your eyes off your classmates screen? Yeah, me either.
By Brian Chidueme |Staff Writer| In a world where Windows and Macbooks are the most popular-selling brands of computers, Linux is quietly revolutionizing the future of computer technology. The recent release of the operating system titled ‘Linux Mint 12’ proves that Bill Gates is not the only household name in computers. In fact, this free and open source operating system is able to show the world the power of ongoing community and teamwork as the face of its development. For CSUSB and the rising costs of its campus-wide Internet system infrastructure, this free system could save millions of dollars for the school in response to the skyrocketing tuition fees. According to the … [Read more...] about Linux Mint 12 rivals software industry giants for free