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Top 5 Super Bowl commercials

By Jemea Green | February 3, 2020

Number 5 – Hulu: “Tom Brady’s Big Announcement”With Tom Brady getting older, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not he would retire. He also posted a picture on Twitter making it seem like he might be done with football, or maybe...

Video Game companies pledge to combat climate change

By Jacob Roushia | October 1, 2019

21 video game companies have committed to fight climate change. This news comes after the UN Climate Change Summit from Sept. 21 to 23.The 21 companies include Microsoft, PlayStation and Google. Each company has made a pledge to fight climate change in...

Alternative media is needed to satisfy the public hunger

By Anthony Parlogean | September 29, 2019

There are controversial subjects that are either too complicated or taboo to be discussed in depth in mainstream media. Despite these difficulties, ideas should never be inhibited. Alternative platforms that exist are essential because they allow ideas...

Interviewers Urge Applicants to Think Creatively

By Mackenzi Butson | September 13, 2018

Earlier in my college career, I was made aware that “big name” employers are deviating away from standard interview questions, such as “What makes you a good fit for our company?” and focusing on other obscure questions to throw you off your already...

In Focus: What are your thoughts on campus printing?

By Perspective Staff | October 13, 2014

Marilou TerronesThe allocated amount of money for printing should be raised, especially because the amount of printing from students varies from major to major.I consider myself poor because I need to save money for food and bills, among other things....

A true world-wide web service seems possible

By Danny Cozzi | April 29, 2013

Earlier this month, Google chairman Eric Schmidt posted on his Google+ account claiming the entire world will be online by the year 2020. Schmidt wrote, “For every person online, there are two who are not. By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth...

Who needs privacy when you have Google?

By Holly New | March 3, 2013

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a Google addict. Google is my homepage, and whenever I need to look up anything, it’s my best friend. I even have an Android phone that is powered by (you guessed it) Google. However, my dependency on Google had me...

Facebook privacy policy anything but private

By Ross Hettel | March 5, 2012

There was much hullaballoo a few weeks ago about Google’s new privacy policy. While I’m glad there is concern about a company making changes to its privacy policy, I’m not sure it’s enough. In the social network industry, the primary product is,...

Google sees all users do with new privacy act

By Dan Martynowicz | February 21, 2012

Someone once stole my Mother's identity and used it to send threatening letters to President Bush.Do I have your attention? Good.A few hours later, three heavily armed secret service agents came to my house in a black sedan. Nothing kills a party like...

Gaebler: Googling law school applicants is time consuming

By Dan Martynowicz | October 27, 2011

According to a recent Kaplan study, 41 percent of law school admissions officers Google search applicants' names.This is compared to 27 percent of business school admissions officers, and 20 percent of college admissions officers, as shown by the same...