By Hairuo Yi |Staff Writer| The Pre-Graduation party offered graduation details and post-graduation advise. Senior students on campus received plenty of useful information regarding graduation at the pre-graduation party, which was held at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Nov. 1. This event was targeting seniors, but also hosted students from earlier stages of undergraduate careers. “We set up for all students. We had an advising table to help them, introduce advising for the next couple of quarters or to see their holds or to direct them to who their adviser is,” said Director of Advising and Academic Services Eduardo Mendoza. Many students express their fears on graduating due to the … [Read more...] about Pre-Graduation Party
By Mark Klopping |Staff Writer| Apple products are popular on campus, but each has different reasons for using them. Does the phone have everything needed? Does the laptop have possibilities? Most important, how does it make life easier? Geek or not, we all contribute to the technology wars. The decision to purchase a new phone, tablet or a laptop is all up to the consumer. Students everywhere rely on different forms of technology to pass the time, keep in contact and do assignments that will impress or astonish their professor. Tyler Lange is not a fan of Apple products like some students. “I have an HTC droid,” said Lange, “I prefer the wide-open system because it lets me do a … [Read more...] about Why students choose certain technology
By Adrian Carlos |Staff Writer| A fully stocked nacho bar, an adventurous scavenger hunt and free iPad mini put a cherry on top of this year’s Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) birthday. The celebration was in honor of the SMSU, to commemorate its 36th anniversary. “One of the main goals for our SMSU birthday bash is to collect as much student feedback as possible,” said Alexsaundra Preston, marketing coordinator for the SMSU. Preston was responsible for putting this year’s SMSU birthday bash together. SMSU was incorporated in 1978. Since then, the SMSU has been celebrating its anniversary every few years, collaborating with all the centers and student staff that make up … [Read more...] about Santos Manuel Student Union celebrates 36 years
By Stephanie "Lilo" Madrigal |Staff Writer| From phones to tablets, rumor has it that an Apple iPad Mini is on its way. I am all for new products and technology, but I do not understand the need for an iPad Mini. Reports speculate that the features will include IOS 6 software, it will be able to run all applications and games offered and will only be able to surf the Internet through Wi-Fi connection. With the good comes the bad; there has been talk that the iPad Mini will not have 4G speed, will not have a slick resolution retina display or as much power as the iPad. “I don’t get why they would make a product with less features,” said student Alexis Lopez. “It seems like a waste of … [Read more...] about iPad Mini: is there really a need for it?