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Lessen our litter: alcohol-related garbage tarnishes campus

Lessen our litter: alcohol-related garbage tarnishes campus

Rachel Astleford September 26, 2018

As college students of this era, we have grown up in a time when recycling and disposing of trash properly has become a central goal for many organizations and households. Like most universities, if not...

Healthy living: six-day homemade food challenge

Healthy living: six-day homemade food challenge

Rachel Astleford April 18, 2018

My roommate and I decided to take on a challenge, a challenge for six days. She suggested that we eat nothing but homemade meals and snacks for six days straight. At first, it sounded easy and simple....

Choose to positively impact others

Choose to positively impact others

Rachel Astleford February 28, 2018

We all know first impressions are important, but what about the effects you have on someone after an extended period of knowing them? What about the effects they have on you? Maybe you being to notice...

Do things that make you happy

Rachel Astleford January 24, 2018

With only 12 credits this semester and track meets taking up my weekends, the amount of free time I have during the week has caught me off guard. It’s honestly given me time to actually realize how important...

Consumerism causes the chaos of Black Friday

Consumerism causes the chaos of Black Friday

Rachel Astleford November 29, 2017

The lines stretch on for blocks. Shoppers stand on top of each other. The doors open and a stampede of deal-thirsty people rush into the store, elbowing each other and fighting over flat screen TVs and...

The quality matters, not quantity

The quality matters, not quantity

Rachel Astleford November 8, 2017

I’ve learned friendships become unique in college. In high school, I was used to spending time every day with my close friends. Now, I’m lucky if I get to see people from back home three or four times...

The never-ending battle: will you let convenience win?

The never-ending battle: will you let convenience win?

Rachel Astleford October 25, 2017

It’s a battle we will most likely face for the rest of our lives. If we lose the battle, we will see our bodies slowly turn against us. If we win, our quality of life will improve and, perhaps, others...

Lessons learned in a small town

Rachel Astleford September 30, 2017

Recent conversations with peers have made me begin to reflect on the little town in South Dakota I grew up in.  People seemed to be surprised at how few things I had in my hometown. Others were just...

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