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Chinas video game law is too strict

China’s video game law is too strict

By Jacob Roushia | December 2, 2019

On Nov. 5, China announced regulations for minors playing video games. This is part of a series of regulations released by the National Press and Publication Administration, according to the Guardian. These stipulations include only being able to play...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

Using podcasts and other forms of media, news organizations have been able to reach a wider, more technology oriented audience.

News organizations using entertainment to inform

By Jaime O'Toole | September 6, 2019

Bigger news organizations with a national audience, such as the New York Times, have expanded their forms of communication past online print to mediums such as podcasts, tv series and Youtube series to get their information across.“As of 2019, 51% of...

Targeted ads may be the price of using social media

By Noah Thornburgh | January 31, 2019

Social media companies are set on consolidating their user bases, which means targeted advertisements will get more intrusive as more user data is funneled to advertisers. Facebook is planning to merge three of its subsidiary messaging platforms by 2020,...

In Focus: Should students worry about Ebola in the USA?

In Focus: Should students worry about Ebola in the USA?

By Perspective Staff | October 20, 2014

Angelina McNeela | @A_McNeela_NSI don’t find it unreasonable to consider a potential pandemic.No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I don’t think Ebola is being used as a fear factor — this is a real threat. The Centers for Disease Control is estimating...

Social networking site gives ‘up-to-the-minute’ news

By Leah Spagnoli | September 17, 2012

How do you use your 140 characters when writing a tweet? For most, Twitter—a San Francisco-based information network—is a way to socialize with friends, share photos and read celebrity gossip. The real time network “connects you to the latest stories,...

Alone time is important in daily life

By Kayla Nebel | September 11, 2012

It’s come to my attention that there is an ignored and under-appreciated art form on campus: the art of being alone. I know it sounds ridiculous, but with the rarity of alone time people have, it might as well be an artistic ability. To be alone these...

Wellness program helps audience celebrate youth, overcome fear and laugh

By Olivia Willoughby | October 25, 2011

Sherry Lebed Davis filled the audience with chuckles, fruit-scented bubbles and smiles during her Humor Creates Wellness program at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, Tuesday night. Davis created the Humor Creates Wellness program in 1980 and...