The Digital Footprint You Leave Behind

The Digital Footprint You Leave Behind

When I was a child, I became obsessed with the idea of leaving behind a piece of my life after my death. I thought seriously about time capsules, taking ample amounts of photographs, and recording the major events of life while I was alive from my own perspective. Too many trips to the library and a newfound love of [...]

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The Legacy of A Life Online

The Legacy of A Life Online

Facebook has recently been gathering old posts from our early years on Facebook to share with us each day, and has given us the option to share these memories with our Facebook friends to look back on as well. Each day Facebook shows you all of your stories from the same date on different years. [...]

Be Quiet, It’s Christmas

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. -Elie Wiesel “It has gotten to a point where I am genuinely annoyed at everyone else's annoyance - be it social, [...]

Stormageddon and Rainy Days

“They’re calling it ‘Stormageddon,’” she said while scrolling through her Twitter feed. “Oh dear, now people are thinking the drought is over.” I laughed as she scrolled. I heard the rain over the phone where she was at in the Central Valley just as the rain began to fall over Southern California. It had just [...]

Living As A Light

I’m sure by now you have heard about the passing of actor and comedian, Robin Williams. Williams, who was 63, was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, California, on Monday, August 11, 2014. He was pronounced dead of suspected suicide. Since then an outpouring of mourning, remembrance and sadness has been [...]

Connecting Over the Internet

As published on Examiner.com People often hear about individuals losing all of their time to the Internet. The screen captivates their attention for hours at a time with social media, gaming, and online television. However, there are some benefits to spending some of your time on the Internet. Recently, Katheryn Deprill, 27, used the Internet in [...]

Connect To Stalk Your Friends: How Will We Define Privacy In The Future?

Connect To Stalk Your Friends:  How Will We Define Privacy In The Future?

As posted on Examiner. Last week a new app, which would make it easier to stalk your friends and random people without them knowing, was released to the public. Connect is an iOS and web application that was introduced at the 2014 Launch Festival in San Francisco. The app uses geographic data, social networks and [...]

Year of Action and Fair Wages in SOTU

Year of Action and Fair Wages in SOTU

According to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address which took place Tuesday, this is the “year of action.” The president reiterated some of his past legislative priorities by promising to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and to reform unemployment insurance, but he also spoke about developing regulations to limit carbon emissions [...]

Shenandoah Davis and Anthonie Tonnon

Shenandoah Davis and Anthonie Tonnon

I stumbled on to Shenandoah Davis and Anthonie Tonnon at the local coffee shop here in Fullerton. The duo displayed their beautiful voices at The Night Owl during the Fullerton Downtown Art Walk as part of The Night Owl's Fall Concert Series which highlights talented local artists every Friday and Saturday night. Davis draws her inspiration [...]