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The semester’s almost over; we can do it

Blake Faith

December 5, 2019

One last stretch. Instead of calling it one last week before finals, I’m calling it the final stretch of this semester.  For everybody at this university, whether they are faculty, BSWs, students, RAs, advisers, etc., we see one thing in our minds. That thing is the finish line to the semester. ...

Keep Christmas traditions alive

Katelyn Eddington

December 5, 2019

When I was little I used to think nothing could touch or harm the people I loved the most.  Well, then I grew up and life got a little complicated. Christmas time used to be the best time of year.  My Grandma Donna made it so magical by decorating the house from the roof to the ground. Ever...

Value advice, wisdom from ‘old’ friends

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

I spent part of my Thanksgiving Break sitting in on a sociology class at my previous college, with the main intention of heckling a previous instructor after he had finished the lesson, and of course just to say hi.  Earlier in the day I visited other instructors I had at Lake Land.  The next day I ha...

Napping sounds good right about now

Megan Keane, Columnist

December 4, 2019

Finals are upon us.  For some of us, this week has been full of struggle and stress and big papers, projects, and presentations. Some of us have been studying tirelessly as a preventive measure to not have to stress later. That’s the smart, right activity to do. Meanwhile, some of us are stressing...

Top 5 ‘nottest’ U.S. Presidents

Corryn Brock

December 3, 2019

With only a small number of this nation’s former leaders being hotties, there are a number of less than attractive U.S. presidents.  Based off their official presidential portraits there are only a handful of cuties that served as our nation’s president and a ton of presidents I would not bring ...

Top 5 hottest U.S. Presidents

Adam Tumino

December 3, 2019

Of the 45 U.S. Presidents that grace the back of history books across our great nation, not very many have been lookers. Many took office as older men, and the stresses of political careers probably aged them prematurely. But some were still what we would call “conventionally attractive,” and...

Opinion: Acrylic painting vs. oil painting

Jaidyn Yarber, Columnist

December 2, 2019

   Painting is a common hobby for expression and depiction. One of the many characteristics that differentiate this kind of artwork is the type of media that is utilized. Different paints display different moods, emphasis, and overall effectiveness. Two of the most commonly used paints are acrylic and ...

Opinion: ‘Man’ does oddities outside Florida

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

The internet meme “Florida Man” gave everyone some good laughs when it became popular a little while ago to search Florida man in Google with your birth date. Because of the many, wacky things people in Florida seem to do, especially those that are crimes, it gives way for some good humor and f...

Finals have got me stressing out

Andrew Paisley

December 1, 2019

The time has come. We are all about to be stressed out, because final exams will take place next week. Some classes do not have an actual final exam, at least not a written one, which is the case for one of my three classes I am taking this semester. I am a bit stressed about my exams, because I rea...

Some lessons are learned the hard way

Kate Rehwinkel

December 1, 2019

Over this recent break, I learned a valuable lesson the hard way, and it was the most stressed I have ever been in my already-stressed-out life. As I was driving home for break, I stopped at a Casey's in the middle of nowhere to get a slice of pizza. My hands were full when I got to my car, so I p...

Here’s why Thanksgiving is my favorite

Blake Faith

November 21, 2019

Less than a week away from my favorite holiday of the year and I’m excited. Thanksgiving is a holiday that is enjoyable for a lot of people and for me it's my favorite.  I can’t even think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Which is tough, because of streaming services with Christmas movie...

Relax during Thanksgiving break

Katelyn Eddington

November 21, 2019

I should not have to explain myself or keep apologizing for everything.  My anxiety has been through the roof, it is the end of the semester rush.  And when my anxiety gets like this, all I do is apologize and feel like I must explain myself to everyone.  I should not have to apologize for ...

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