Water solves droughts, not disease
Sep17

Water solves droughts, not disease

Dumping a bucket of ice-cold water on your head doesn’t solve any issues in the world. It actually adds to the number of problems involving the serious drought California is facing now. The recent social media trend of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” is used to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Someone posts a video of unloading a bucket of ice-cold water on their head, then nominates friends for either the...

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Facebook experiment is not an invasion of privacy
Sep17

Facebook experiment is not an invasion of privacy

Last month, a report was released that Facebook conducted an experiment which involved tapping into thousands of accounts, analyzing and manipulating their news feeds. In 2012, around 700,000 news feeds were being filtered by researchers at the Facebook headquarters. The purpose of this experiment was to find out if a string of negative or positive posts affected the users’ own postings. After the researchers filtered certain account...

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Tuition hike leads to class cancellations
Sep17

Tuition hike leads to class cancellations

Budget cuts, expensive books and limited classes play major role in enrollment decrease. “Books are overpriced, financial aid is a headache, and classes are way too expensive to afford. I don’t even have all of my books because the bookstore is so expensive and there are not very many inexpensive alternatives,” Palomar student Luke Zappardino said. He is right. The main reason for decline in student enrollment is the trickling effect...

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Palomar College should start offering four-year degrees
Sep17

Palomar College should start offering four-year degrees

At long last Palomar Community College may soon increase their contribution to our community’s academic and economic environment by offering a four-year program. There is an increasing number of jobs in California requiring a B.A. in a discipline that is not currently offered at the university level. State Senator Marty Block, D-Calif. introduced Senate Bill 850 allowing a select 15 out of the 112 community colleges in California to...

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Let’s stay together but not share it all
May05

Let’s stay together but not share it all

True love does not equate to the sharing of account information. In a relationship it is natural to share your dreams, fears and lifelong goals with your significant other, but when it comes to your Facebook password, email login information, or the lock code to your smart phone, a line has to be drawn somewhere. A recent Pew Research Center study found that 67 percent of Internet users in committed relationships have shared passwords...

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What is on your mind?
May05

What is on your mind?

  Have you ever wanted to read minds? The power to tap into thoughts and know what people are thinking about on any given topic exists in many aspects of superhuman and sci-fi pop culture. Household devices designed to let you use a computer solely with your mind are becoming commercially available, but opening your mind to a computer comes with inherent risks. Introducing the Emotiv, a personal Electroencephalogram device, or...

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