By now, the USB cable, in all its many variations, has become commonplace. You’d be hard-pressed to find a single electronic device in your house that doesn’t feature at least one port. However, finding the matching cable can be a pain – and if you find yourself fumbling through a nest of cords to find the one your smartphone plugs into, you’re not alone.


Last week, Apple created headlines when it announced that its new laptop would feature only one (yes, one) USB port, which would also double as the power input. However, Apple went a step further and bet all its chips on a new standard – the USB Type C.


Did we get you with that title? After all, it’s a big question. Thankfully, we don’t intend to try and list all of the reasons for all of the different types of giving that gets done these days. Instead, we thought we’d tell you why we recently decided to donate money to a local charity instead of running a traditional business promotion.


This weekend marked the 12th annual True/False Film Fest, a Columbia staple since its inception in 2003. It’s hard to believe how much it’s grown – from nearly 6,500 ticket sales in 2004 to a projected 45,000 this year!