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Finding the words

Finding the words

Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
May 16, 2012
Filed under Senior Farewells

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That has been the million dollar question asked of me ever since I can remember. I always recall struggling to find an answer. I didn't know what I wanted to do. Sometimes I felt like I had missed the career train when my peers would blurt out an... Read more »

Volunteers make kitchen thrive

Volunteers make kitchen thrive

Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
April 29, 2012
Filed under Hunger Bites

Most people look forward to retirement. Many anticipate retirement as a time to relax, knowing you’ve put in your time, paid your dues, and hopefully, created a foundation of wealth to support yourself. But for Vera Hughes, retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. “What prompted me to... Read more »

Gadget Guru: Near Field Communication turning cell phones into wallets

Gadget Guru: Near Field Communication turning cell phones into wallets

Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
April 18, 2012
Filed under Electronics Extraordinaire, Opinion

Sometimes we refer to our cell phones as “containing our lives.” They hold all our contacts.  They store all of our important dates in our calendar.  They serve as our clock. They remind us with alerts and alarms.  They connect us to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.  And some... Read more »

Gadget Guru: Help! My phone’s battery is dead!

Gadget Guru: Help! My phone’s battery is dead!

Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
January 31, 2012
Filed under Electronics Extraordinaire, Opinion

In this day and age, more and more students are purchasing smart phones. Some say they couldn’t live without them; however, they could live without the horribly short battery life they contain. According to Apple, the new iPhone 4S has up to eight hours (on 3G) of life for talking on the phone,... Read more »

Gadget Guru: Lower Kindle prices make consumers rethink book reading options

Gadget Guru: Lower Kindle prices make consumers rethink book reading options

Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
December 6, 2011
Filed under Electronics Extraordinaire, Opinion

This holiday season, put those books away, as three new Amazon Kindles make their way onto your affordable wish list. The Kindle has been revolutionary in the way we read books, but, due to the prices, many of us have turned up our noses at them. Now, with the Kindle starting at $79, it’s hard... Read more »

Gadget Guru: Siri hits market

Gadget Guru: Siri hits market

Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
November 15, 2011
Filed under Electronics Extraordinaire, Opinion

“What are you wearing?” you ask. “Aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel. Nice, huh?” This is just one of the many silly question and answers that Siri, Apple’s voice assistant for the new Apple iPhone 4S will give you. On October 4, Apple released its newest iPhone: iPhone 4S. Apple... Read more »

Gadget Guru: Latest iPhone hasn’t lived up to hype

Gadget Guru: Latest iPhone hasn’t lived up to hype

Vincent Mecca, Opinion Co-Editor
October 23, 2011
Filed under Electronics Extraordinaire, Opinion

With new technology being produced every day, it’s hard to keep up and know what is the best or most current when it comes to gadgets. However, a product that always gets special attention and often makes the news year after year is none other than Apple’s iPhone. This year, the fifth iPhone... Read more »