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Please silence your cell phones

Please silence your cell phones
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox There is nothing more annoying than being in a theater with a person who lights up the darkness with the blue glow of their smart phone. Or even worse, when they answer a call and hold an entire conversation during the most serious part of the story. In every theater there are signs and announcements asking audiences to put cell phones on silent and refrain from using... 

Popular apps provide connection

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer The iTunes app store is close to 25 billion downloads. One billion apps are being downloaded from the Android market every 30 days. Mobile apps are an emerging market with no end in sight. “Convenience is key,” Sophia Oropeza, a business administration major, said. With more than half a billion downloads off the Android market, Facebook is the most popular app. “It... 

Cell service vs. the government

Since the announcement of AT&Ts $39 million plan to takeover T-Mobile, the U.S. Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the company to stop a takeover that would spell trouble for future customers. “Cuts in wages, benefits and jobs have become the new normal in America, so that when a company like AT&T takes action to bring back quality jobs, it’s big news,”... 

Phones get extravagant

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Smartphones are more than all the rage, they are almost an essential part of college life. Since the first mobile phone weighing just over four pounds was created in 1973, the size and shape of mobile phones have changed dramatically. And smartphones, mobile phones that are all-in-one, portable phone, organizer, email device, camera, SMS device and more, are everywhere... 

Students just say ‘no’ to texting and driving

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer The Campus Activities Board held a No Cell Phone Zone event on Tuesday in front of the Campus Center. The goal of the event was to raise awareness about texting and driving. “I think a lot of people don’t realize … you are affecting others as well as yourself (when you text and drive),” said Nicole Wood, a CAB officer. Student volunteers wereblindfolded and... 

Cell phone health risks debated

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer College students are concerned about the mounting evidence of radiation emitted from cell phones and the possible health risk that comes with exposure, at least according to an informal survey conducted last week. In the survey of 20 students from local colleges, 14 said they were substantially concerned about harm from cell phone radiation. “I just do not believe that... 

There’s more to life than your cell phone

There's more to life than your cell phone
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief As of July, I finally entered the 21st century of technology; I got my first cell phone. Yes, be shocked. I constantly heard throughout high school and my freshman year of college comments of astonishment whenever I would say I did not have a cell phone. My friends and classmates were obsessed with their phones and would be near a heart attack if they misplaced it... 

Commentary: The hot and cold of cellular phones

<i>Commentary</i>: The hot and cold of cellular phones
Michael Phillips, LV Life Editor When I think about how many cell phones I have had in my life I am reminded of the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” minus the porridge. So instead of being almost eaten I ended up with 12 cellular phones, some of which were not even worth the upgrade. As human beings we have come a long way with our cellular devices. From the 16-ounce brick phones, to the... 

The law applies to everyone

The law applies to everyone
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief When Maria Shriver made headlines a few weeks ago regarding pictures taken of her on her cell phone while driving, it made me upset. She was caught three times on her cell phone while driving. It made me especially upset because there are so many aggressive police officers ticketing regular citizens for driving and talking on their cell phones, when the First Lady... 
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