Everywhere one looks on campus whether it's in the library, the hallways, or in the classroom before a class, students can be seen on the phone listening to music or playing the latest game apps.


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Everywhere one looks on campus whether it’s in the library, the hallways, or in the classroom before a class, students can be seen on the phone listening to music or playing the latest game apps.

In the Apple app store it seems as though there are apps for every situation and addicting games that could take over all one’s spare time.

“I use to play Farm Town and Mafia wars on Facebook and I would spend hours on Facebook that the entire day would fly by,” said Tina Lebeau undeclared. “I ended up having to delete my account and denying any further game requests.”

Lebeau now has a slider Metro PCS phone that only has apps like Snake and Brick Breaker but also has a Pandigital tablet where she downloads music trivia games. Lebeau is currently waiting to upgrade her phone and wants to download the latest apps like Ghost Hunter Pro to help her with her ghost hunting.

“If the PCC mobile app was available for Android I would use it,” said Stephanie Quinonez, psychology major, as she waited in the hallway before class. “I just upgraded my phone to an Android smart phone and so I haven’t been able to download many apps but I do have Draw Something,” she said.

Draw Something seems to be the newest game that both iPhone and Android users have been downloading. The app is a mixture of Pictionary and Scrabble combined: one player picks one of three choices to draw for their opponent and then the opponent gets to see the picture being drawn in real time.

Another Draw Something player, Sabrina Ishoo, liberal arts major, her favorite app is the Chipotle Ordering app. “I like it. You can order straight through the app and pay, so when you go you bypass the line and pick up your food,” she said.  Ishoo also uses apps like Instagram, Pandora  and the Blackboard Mobile app to help her with her current Speech Class. The Blackboard app lets her know when the instructor has posted any assignments, announcement and her grades. 

Hershell Hardimon, computer information systems major said, he would rather use his iPad for apps over his iPhone. “I do use my iPhone to listen to music through iTunes and the iHeartRadio app,” he said.

Hardimon also has used the Blackboard Mobile app to help him with courses in the past but currently isn’t taking any courses that use Blackboard. His app collection ranges from television watching apps, Tango (a video chatting app) to Bejeweled Blitz.

Film major Julia Lopez uses the Metro transportation app to get to school and uses Google Maps to get her to concerts. “I like to go to a lot of gigs and Google Maps helps,” said Lopez as she waits for the library to open for the day.

Lopez is also an avid user of Tumblr “I can express myself and meet so many random people to connect with,” she said. 

Photo Illustration (Gandara/Courier)

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