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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Charging stations bring life to the library

In the era that we live in, students have to use cell phones to communicate with one another to work on group projects and to research and work on assignments.

With students constantly putting their devices to use, the Library installed charging stations so devices can last an entire day.

Dean of Academic Success Shawna Baskette, introduced how the stations came to be.

“The charging stations were recommended by the facilities department, […], facilities were renovating the upper floor of the building, […], and made a recommendation to have one [charging station] for the area they were renovating,” she said.

The project was to simply put one station in the upper floor of the Library Resource Center, but once Baskette saw the machines, she bought two more.

She said,”I thought they were great, so I bought two more and placed one in the Library and one downstairs in the Success Center, so we know have a total of three charging stations in this building.”

According to Baskette, students have been using the stations successfully.

Shamier Major, computer science major, said,”I’ve actually used them a fair bit, if I’m stuck in school, doing my school work, […], I tend to use them a lot.

“They are very useful, I just hate it because everybody uses them and I have to walk around and find one that is not being used and not all taken up at the same time,” she said.

The Library charging station is located by the copy machines next to the computer lab.

The stations looks like one of the ID card money refilling machines, but there is a locker that holds the device to keep it protected.

The steps to use the stations are:

  • Open the locker and connect the android or iphone device
  • Close the locker and use a number code securing the device inside

As of now there is no time limit for how long a student can use the space, so students can take advantage of the station for as long as they need.

Angela Mejia, nursing major, has used the station a few times.

“I don’t plan to use them often, because I don’t kill my battery much at school, but they have helped me out twice, the two times I’ve used them,” she said.

Carlos Martinez, business major, said,”I use it a couple of times a week, like twice, […], it has helped majorly, when my phone is dying, I can just connect it to an outlet and keep it connected throughout the day, […], so yeah, it is very helpful.”

As of now there have not been any issues with stations regarding theft or leaving a phone overnight.

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Hi! My name is Ethan and I am serving as the Editor-In-Chief for the Fall 2016 semester. I am a journalism major and love to write stories for the newspaper. In addition to writing hard hitting news, I like to create fictional stories on the side. I am co-hosting a radio show on WPMD at Cerritos College called "Beyond the Ropes" happening Wednesday at 11am. I like to listen different music, mostly Rock/Alternative and some of my favorite bands are Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, and Metallica. If you want to know more about me feel free to tweet me at @EthanEnvy95.
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