The Charger Bulletin

Beware of Online E-Textbook Scams

Beware of Online E-Textbook Scams

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

Because textbooks and e-textbooks are so expensive, students sometimes resort to buying books online, whether it be a well-known website – such as Amazon or CHEGG – or a website that’s selling cheap textbooks. MacKenzie Case, a sophomore majoring in criminal justice, said that she tries to not...

Online Friends: A Real and Accessible Alternative

Online Friends: A Real and Accessible Alternative

Ariana Ferrante, Contributing Writer

December 17, 2019

“Oh, who are you talking to?" A friend. “A friend? Where did you meet them?" Online. "Online? Why don't you try getting some real friends?" I hear things like this all the time. There's a stigma that exists for relationships formed online, whether they are platonic, romantic, or...

Don’t Be Fooled By Online Classes

Don't Be Fooled By Online Classes

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

November 17, 2019

As another registration period comes and goes, it is important to understand exactly what your classes will expect of you, especially when it comes to classes that are online. Online classes work on a week-to-week basis, offering “modules” that contain a variety of assignments that could range...

The Ultimate Dilemma for the Ultimate Shopper (Part 1)

Elizabeth Field

November 28, 2012

CYBER MONDAY v. BLACK FRIDAY It’s Monday! I’ve never been so excited for this universally-dreaded day of the week. It’s difficult for me to formulate this argument, let alone type it out because I am so distracted by all of the awesome shopping I’m doing in the other computer window! I’l...

A Message from the Library

The Charger Bulletin

November 28, 2012

Correction to the article “The Top 10 Misconceptions about Libraries and Librarians” Dear University Community, While the commonly held belief is that you don’t need libraries or librarians, since everything is available for free online, this is not the reality of the situation. The reality is t...

Swedish service performs your last online wishes

Joshua Van Hoesen

December 12, 2009

From The Associated Press STOCKHOLM – Sunniva Geertinger was devastated when her boyfriend took his life early this year. To make matters worse, his Facebook account proved almost impossible to put to rest, haunting her like a ghost with new wall-posts from network pals and holiday photos from ...

Internet believers: Pastors open online churches

Liz De La Torre

November 3, 2009

From The Associated Press Church volunteers greet visitors entering the lobby. The worship band begins its set and a pastor offers to pray privately with anyone during the service. When the sermon is done, it's time for communion, and the pastor guides attendees through the ritual. Later, worshippers...

Police: UConn killing witnesses threatened online

Liz De La Torre

October 23, 2009

From The Associated Press STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut police say witnesses to the killing of football player Jasper Howard are being threatened with violence if they come forward with evidence. Maj. Ronald Blicher tells the student newspaper, The Daily Campus, that the threats are bein...

Want to read all about it online? It may cost you

Joshua Van Hoesen

September 20, 2009

From The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - With their advertising revenue drying up, newspaper publishers spent much of the spring and summer debating whether to cut off free online access to some of the material they run in their shrinking print editions. It looks like the talk will turn to...

Tech giants offer ideas on charging readers online

Joshua Van Hoesen

September 11, 2009

From The Associated Press NEW YORK - Some of the world's most prominent technology companies are offering suggestions to publishers on how they can charge readers for news online. IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp. and Google Inc. — a company some newspapers blame for helping dig their financ...

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