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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

You@CSU and Grit Digital Health LLCs You Triad

Earnest: You@CSU is a good first step to hastening digital healthcare at CSU

Chad Earnest March 22, 2016

A few weeks ago president Tony Frank dropped a new online service on CSU students titled “You@CSU” with the goal of having one online resource to assist students with achieving stability and help with...

Earnest: Science fiction can enhance Oculus and other virtual reality products

Earnest: Science fiction can enhance Oculus and other virtual reality products

Chad Earnest March 10, 2016

Science fiction certainly has captivated the minds and imaginations of individuals for many centuries. From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey just as a couple...

Java For Dummies: 
Circa 1999

Earnest: K-12 foreign language requirements — is coding a viable substitute?

Chad Earnest February 28, 2016

Almost everyone that went through the K-12 school system took at least a couple of years of some type of foreign language. Be it Chinese, Spanish or French, public high schools and colleges want students...

McGraw-Hills use of big data and adaptive learning

Earnest: Big data collection can hold professors accountable for their part in student success

Chad Earnest February 15, 2016

We are living in a time of unprecedented data accruement in all major fields of study such as those pertaining to origins of our universe performed at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Or just...

FitBit and other wearables: detriment or savior to health insurance costs?

FitBit and other wearables: detriment or savior to health insurance costs?

Chad Earnest January 31, 2016

Promotion of a healthier lifestyle has become a norm in recent years as evidenced by the increased awareness of saturated fats and the linking of inactivity and diabetes. Such public awareness has created...

Internet censorship could help to filter terrorist threats: is it worth it?

Internet censorship could help to filter terrorist threats: is it worth it?

Chad Earnest January 21, 2016

In late 2015 Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt posted an article on The New York Times’ website that called for an internet “spell-checker” of sorts, in relation to weeding out violent and malicious...

Chipped cards: the U.S. should have implemented this payment system earlier

Chipped cards: the U.S. should have implemented this payment system earlier

Chad Earnest December 10, 2015

Credit cards have, for over half a century, made paying for things quicker and simpler than almost any other system of payment available. Although credit cards are generally a safer alternative to carrying...

The dawn of the Digital Dark Age threatens us with bit rot

The dawn of the Digital Dark Age threatens us with ‘bit rot’

Chad Earnest December 2, 2015

Currently, we all are experiencing the wonders of what is now referred to as the Information Age, which signifies the shifting of data from analog and print sources to digital ones. It is rather difficult...

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