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Cells clash with class

April 14, 2015

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Think back to the last lecture you attended. How often were your eyes on your phone and not on the professor?“I won’t usually check my phone if it’s a small class, but I will check it if I get messages or Snapchats if I’m in a big lecture,” first-year Mike Werner said. “I mainly use it to communicate.”  Eighty-...

FADE CEO speaks out about #Yakgate

FADE CEO speaks out about #Yakgate

March 18, 2015

One app claims to let you “share your thoughts,” as long as the posts don’t mention their competi...

The art of the swipe: finding a match

The art of the swipe: finding a match

February 24, 2015

On sophomore Abigail Howlett’s phone you’ll find an array of apps like Snapchat, Pandora and Words Wi...

The power of the Yak

The power of the Yak

December 9, 2014

Anonymous tips, confessions and quick one-liners bring students together on the social media app Yik Ya...

Earth Engine Fueled by Students

August 31, 2005

Filed under Archives, Life, Tech

In a renovated bank building annexed to the Church Street Mall a small but growing group of University of Vermont students from varying majors gather to work on a private project with enthusiastic marketing guru Seth Zimmerman. The project, appropriately named Earth Engine, is an alternative news website dedicated to impartially ad...

I’ve Just Seen A Face

February 27, 2005

Filed under Archives, Life, Tech

Chances are I've seen you on The Facebook, an online directory of students from universities across the country. It's a new tool of communication that has changed some aspects of social interaction and created new opportunities for meeting people. As a member, you may receive messages from students offering you their online fr...

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