Monday, August 27, 2012
One restaurant in L.A. is offering a 5 percent discount to patrons who ditch their phones during their meal. Would you like to see this in the nearby area?
Face it, if there was a way to grow a third arm specifically to hold your cell phone, many of us would jump at the chance. But running counter to the "can't live without a connection" population is one restaurant in Los Angeles that is literally paying customers to keep their phones away from their meal, according to the Los Angeles Times. Eva Restaurant in L.A. is offering diners a 5 percent discount on their bill if they dump their digital devices before being seated, according the L.A. Times. Is this something that you'd like to see happen at any of the nice restaurants in the nearby area? Or does the idea of ditching your phone during dinner start to make you twitch? Tell us in the comments section.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Journalism assignment by Norton High student Kendyl Cutler.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Cell phone use always seems to be an issue at Norton High. Even though the rules are enforced more this year, kids are still texting, tweetng, and checking facebook. A possible fixation to this problem should definitely be considered, especially with a fresh new look to the school for new underclassmen and for others moving up the grade scale. Personally, I think that kids getting in trouble for using their cell phones in the lunchrooms cause kids to use them more in the classrooms. We’re not learning during lunch and it wouldn’t distract anyone if there were the freedom to use phones at lunch. It’s understandable that kids shouldn’t be using cell phones in class because it will affect their learning experiences, but it’s proven that when …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The best times are being aware of the world around us.
Remember the MTV series “Unplugged?" It was when artists literally unplugged and did acoustic versions of their work. I’ve read many articles about how much time we spend plugged in, whether it be spending time online, on our cell phones or playing video games. It’s been estimated that 40 percent of people who go on vacation check in with their workplace via phone or email. What compels us to feel that something is wrong if we aren’t plugged in? Of course we wonder how technology will change our thinking, our behavior and even our physiology. Opposable thumbs are great for texting! We can lament and think of the days when life was simpler—but of course that’s romanticizing something that never was, and so as times change, we adapt. When…