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Mercyhurst Students Take A "Tech Timeout"

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It's safe to say that society nowadays is becoming increasingly hi-tech with smart phones, ipads and more.

But some students at Mercyhurst University are logging-off and powering down.

The class is joining a national campaign, encouraging college students to "live life unplugged"

Professor Brian Sheridan and his communication students are joining more than five-thousand students nation wide.

For the next 3 days, students pledged to log off social media, turn off their cell phones, and stop multitasking.

And the "tech timeout" is already having an effect on the college students.

" I was away at home on Sunday and I had to find rides to make it back here to campus, and that was very difficult because I actually had to use the house phone which I hadn't done probably in years. "

"I use it more as a phone than anything else so I'm pretty decent about that. But it is pretty nice to be able to look things up go on the Internet, things like that. "

That "Tech Timeout", runs from March 30th through April 2nd.

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