Distracted minds lead to destructive lives

  Living a distracted life is now the American norm; no longer do we pay full attention to anything: eating is supplemented with smartphone or tablet apps, homework is accompanied by music and TV, and driving plays second-fiddle to texting. This lack of attentiveness, especially behind the wheel, can lead to injury or even death. […]

Let your inner selfies shine

Friends taking a silly selfie photo

Macie Jones Circulation Manager Drop the phone! Don’t post a selfie that you’re going to regret in 10 minutes. What is a selfie, you ask? The Urban Dictionary defines it as pictures of oneself while holding the camera out at arm’s length. Selfies are found on almost every social media site. The term #sundayselfie is […]

Social media reflects student conduct

Dennis Gosnell Assistant Editor       With each new step toward the technology of tomorrow, comes more ways to both expand and restrict human potential. One man’s freedom is another man’s chains.   Can social media become a student conduct issue?   Why yes it can. See RSC Student Handbook 2013/2014, Article 1 Subsection […]

Technology advances prove detrimental: May lead to zombie apocalypse, sort of

In the recent movie “Warm Bodies” a potential inference can be made that we, humans and all of our technological advances, are indirectly responsible for the zombie apocalypse. This may be an inference that is just simply someone reading way too deep into a simple love story. This is not the first time that lack […]

Kony 2012 ignites armchair activism

By: Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor Activism has always been a part of human nature. Whether righting a wrong, helping someone or raising money for a worthwhile cause, there is always something for those who want to be involved. By definition, “activism” is the intentional effort to promote, impede or direct change, and comes in many […]

21st Century Activism needs basis in fact not fiction

Dennis Gosnell, Assignment Editor Activism has always been an important part of American culture. Whether it was the forefathers standing up to Great Britain, African Americans standing up in protest of segregation and prejudice, or even now the 99 percent standing up to the one percent of Wall Street. In this way, activism holds a special […]

Teachers Using Social Media

By: Narges Taghavi, Feature Editor A few years ago, the notion of integrating social media into the classroom was considered laughable. Services, such as Twitter and Facebook, were thought of as distractions, with no place in a learning environment. Today however, it seems that now more and more professors are taking advantage of the benefits […]