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What it means to be twenty-something

By Brandon Smith

September 10, 2012

As a 20-something, I should understand the natural order of things: I go to college, graduate, get a job, start a family and grow up. But it all seems so ambiguous to me, and according to Jeffrey Arnett, a psychology professor at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., this is because I am living in a psychological stage he has termed“emerging adulthood.”I am almost 23 and am facing at least one more year of school to get my undergradua...

Administration cans recycling program

By Ivana Hester

September 4, 2012

Recent changes to the Recycling Program mean that the  custodial staff, rather than students, will now be collecting recyclable materials on campus.Despite the program’s success, the administration felt the program needed revision to better benefit the students, according to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment. The program will now focus on sustainability instead of sorting recyclable material.“I think i...

Alumnus releases app, Columbia to implement new mobile media major

By Lisa Schulz

April 30, 2012

Recall the evolution of technology during the past year. Now imagine the technological innovations of the last two decades. Now consider the software learned and used in college being completely phased out 17 years after graduation.Mark Dascoli, a 1999 Columbia graduate, did technical work during his time at the college by maintaining The Chronicle’s website in 1996. He then took a position as a quality assurance engineer at Ap...

Police should need warrants for GPS vehicle tracking

By Luke Wilusz

May 2, 2011

The U.S. Justice Department is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant it the right to attach GPS tracking devices to suspects’ cars without warrants. The request is part of an appeal of an August 2010 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., circuit.The court overturned the 1983 conviction and life sentence of a cocaine dealer based on the lack of police warrants for a tracking device in his vehicle. T...

Social networks ripe for exploitation by stalkers, thieves

By Luke Wilusz

April 11, 2011

As social media and online interaction continue to be a growing part of many people’s lives, privacy becomes a more prominent concern. Despite the rampant complaints about Facebook’s latest privacy policy changes or the increasing threat of online identity theft and credit card fraud, people continue to post private information where anybody can access it with a little digging.Personal information, like full names, phone ...

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