Walking around campus, you’ll see one trend that nearly every student has in common: people playing with their smart phones.
Whether it’s an iPhone, Droid, HTC or some offshoot, students are constantly attached to their phones. So what are they doing when they’re staring at those bright blue screens? The CU Independent checked in with students to see how they’re spending their phone time. Here are some apps that CU students are obsessed with right now:
–“Right now I’m obsessed with ESPN ScoreCenter because of March Madness,” Sarah Wesolek, a 22-year-old junior and English major, said.
–“Draw Something,” Jon Villaume, a 20-year-old sophomore and English major, said. “It’s a new game and it’s really fun. It’s a lot of fun when you’re drunk and you can see how bad of artists your friends are.”
–“I just got the Corepower Yoga app which is awesome since I just started going to yoga,” Jacyln Piccone, a 21-year-old senior integrative physiology major, said. “It gives you the schedule of all the [yoga] studios.”
–“Whatsapp because I can keep in touch with different people in different countries for free,” Rachel Gordon, a 22-year-old senior and integrative physiology major, said. “My boyfriend and my parents live in a different country.”
–“The one that I use the most is Scramble,” Kyle Vandeveld, a 20-year-old sophomore finance major, said. “It’s just fun and creative. It’s a creative word search.”
–“Instagram probably,” Julie Menninger, a 21-year-old senior Spanish major, said. “You can share pictures with people, but it’s not as big as Facebook.”
–“BBM because you can text and message anywhere in the world for free,” Shazad Sahak, a 21-year-old junior integrative physiology major, said. “Angry Birds would be number two.”
–“I use the Pandora app a lot,” America Ramirez, a 18-year-old freshman integrative physiology major, said. “Just because if I don’t have my iPod I can use Pandora.”
The CUI staff is as plugged in as the rest of campus. Here are some of the apps that the editors can’t get enough of right now:
–“Spotify,” said Editor-In-Chief Sebastian Murdock. “You have to pay like $5.00, but it gets you all of Spotify on your phone.”
–“The Allrecipes app because I like that you can pick a recipe on the go and while you’re in the store, you can get what you need,” said Managing Editor Sarah Simmons.
–“Netflix,” said Managing Editor Amanda Moutinho. “I can watch movies on my phone, and add things like ‘A Shot at Love with Tila Tiquila’ to my DVD queue when I’m on the go.”
–“8tracks,” said Breaking News Editor Annie Melton. “It’s like a music playlist that people make and it’s free and you can search by genre or artist.”
–“I like to wake up and read msnbc.com,” said Entertainment Editor Avalon Jacka. “It’s how I start my day.”
–“Dropbox,” said Photo Editor Rob Denton. “It’s an all-around great cloud service, and I can view documents and photos wherever I am via my phone.”
From sports to music to games, there seems to be an app for anything and everything. While some of these apps have a paid option, almost all have a free version, which makes them great for a student budget. This writer’s pick is Netflix. There is nothing better than being able to watch episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” or “The Walking Dead” while at the gym or during a particularly boring lecture.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Isa Jones at Alexandra.email@example.com.