Paper books take spotlight back from e-books

Opening a book versus opening a program. Flipping a page versus scrolling up and down. The differences between books and e-books are well-known, but reading paper books can benefit readers more than e-books. Cody Eves, sophomore industrial and systems engineering major,  said he noticed the link between memory and reading print books. “You can memorize […]

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Media consumption affects how people speak

The types of to which music one listens and the movies  or shows one watches can affect people in ways they not expect. However, avoiding media with foul language may not be beneficial to those who do not wish to have that habit. Psychology has showed the profound effects media exposure has on behavior, especially […]

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Glasses lessen blue light exposure

Lenses filter blue light to help reduce strain on eyes If staring at blue light emitting computer and phone screens makes a student’s eyes feel strained, then blue light-blocking glasses may be the solution. These devices filter out a little over half of the blue light eyes would otherwise take in. In addition to preventing […]

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Tips on saving your phone battery

Depleted batteries can be frustrating for smartphone users but there are some simple steps to help defeat the need to use a charger throughout the day. Smartphones are our most frequently used computing devices so it is important they have enough battery for the day. Dr. Michael Kolta, assistant professor of computing, software and data […]

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New podcast genres appeal to student community

Once considered as entertainment for older generations podcasts have recently become a trend among college students thanks to new genres available. Podcasts today are known for more than providing infor- mation. They can also be come- dic and entertaining. Deitrik Ito, sophomore film production major, said he mostly enjoys listening to pod- casts by pastors. […]

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Students use alternate ways to protect from cyber viruses

Using laptops for online banking, shopping, and other applications may be convenient but it also increases the threat of identity theft. Logan Petersen, freshman applied theology major, said he had a virus on his computer during school last year. “I was writing a report on my computer and all of a sudden it shut down,” […]

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Smartphones collect more data than most users realize

In today’s digital era, technological advance is inevitable. With the ever-growing prevalence of devices such as the smartphone, a question worth considering is how “smart” these devices really are. Lindsey Bruch, senior mechanical engineer major, said she has had many strange interactions with her smartphone. She was looking for Disneyland tickets for her family’s trip […]

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Police acquire new technology to fight crime

Smartphone apps, drones and body cams are just some of the cool new “toys” the Riverside Police Department is using to do their jobs in a safer and more effective manner. The technology consists of license plate reader technology, the RPD app as well as body cams and SWAT drones. Some patrol cars and intersections […]

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Colleges offer esport scholarships

Say goodbye to the days of traditional collegiate sports and hello to the age of competitive online gaming. Having a passion for video games and knowledge about how to play them is finally paying off. In 2016, the National Association of Collegiate Esports formed in Kansas City, MO. This nonprofit organization supports more than 80 […]

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Secret campus technologies to learn

Over the summer, the new Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building brought California Baptist University modern technology marvels few other universities have. Not only will the new classroom and engineering technologies benefit current students but they will draw potential students as well as businesses that went to work with this cutting-edge technology. Most of CBU’s […]