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Be write: importance of legible handwriting in working world

Be write: importance of legible handwriting in working world

Danielle Sons, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

From chicken scratch to breath-taking cursive, to block letters and microscopic ones, handwriting is a common skill everyone must learn. “Technology has always been changing how we present language. People like Socrates feared that moving from speaking to writing would have disastrous effects on ...

How to be a better person: New Year’s edition

How to be a better person: New Year’s edition

Amanda John, Lifestyles Columnist

January 9, 2019


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Hello, it’s me again. I had a feeling the title would get your attention; if you’re reading this, it worked.  It’s 2019, and I can’t begin to say how excited I am that each, and every one of you made it into the new year. Like all new year’s we begin with resolutions,  a number of thin...

New year means back-to-school resolutions

New year means back-to-school resolutions

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

We all tend to get caught up in resolutions and making promises to ourselves at the start of a new year. The problem that often occurs, however, is that after the first two weeks of a fresh year come and go, resolutions follow suit and we slip back into old habits.  One of the reasons the vows we make to ourselv...

Five phases of spring semester

Five phases of spring semester

Haley Halvorson, Lifestyles Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

After weeks away from homework, lectures and the routine walk to class, it’s time to spring into the new semester, but not before making some slight adjustments.  You might have spent winter break lying around in pajamas. However you filled your days off, it almost definitely did not involve schoo...

Five tips to pull an effective all-nighter

Five tips to pull an effective all-nighter

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Have a game plan Disorganization is one of the many things that can cause stress because it can feel like everything is falling apart. This can cause anxiety and a bunch of other problems that will prevent the night from being as successful as it could be. Therefore, have somewhat of an organized plan going...

Top spots for coffee cravings

Top spots for coffee cravings

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

December 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

With the last days of the semester coming to a close and the first days of finals quickly approaching, caffeine is a must-have study essential. However, it can be a challenge to find a good place that can fulfill the late night need for an energy boost. 1.Choco Latte: This hotspot, which is open from 5...

Earl Sweatshirt experiments with “Some New Rap Songs”

Earl Sweatshirt experiments with “Some New Rap Songs”

Trenton Abrego

December 1, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

For the first time since 2015, Earl Sweatshirt has released a full-length EP. “Some Rap Songs,” is the junior album from the Los Angeles-based rapper. Earl Sweatshirt has had quite the year, again. On Jan. 3, 2018, his father, Keropetse Kgositsile, a South African poet and activist, died. Some fans m...

UPC hosts gingerbread contest

UPC hosts gingerbread contest

Danielle Sons

November 28, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Finals week can be stressful and the holidays and break are just around the bend, but having something fun to do during this particularly strenuous time of the school year is partly why the University Program Council (UPC) is hosting its first ever Gingerbread Decorating Competition this year. “I...

How to emerge from finals week in one piece

How to emerge from finals week in one piece

Danielle Sons

November 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Have the right mindset Going into finals week thinking negatively and thinking the worst won’t encourage you to try for an A. Instead, try going in with a positive mindset, this can help you want to study hard and ace your finals. To stay confident and get through finals, sophomore civil engineering m...

Love is Blind: date that wasn’t so blind

Love is Blind: date that wasn’t so blind

Danielle Sons

November 14, 2018


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Aretha Wellman, freshman pre-pharmacy major, decided to put her love life into someone else’s hands and was set up on a blind date with Tite Divava, sophomore computer science major. The date ended up not being so blind because when the two first locked eyes at Craft last week, they realized they ...

Consider right timing for pets while in college

Consider right timing for pets while in college

Emma Anderson

November 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

While in college the idea of getting a new puppy or kitten can sound like a great idea. They are cute, cuddly, make great Instagram posts and can provide emotional support. Pets also require a substantial amount of attention and are a big time commitment. So, it is important to evaluate whether you...

Braden brings out the UNITY in Community

Braden brings out the UNITY in Community

Danielle Sons

November 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Angela Braden is blind. During her talk Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Dakota Room of The Union, Braden discussed the trials she has faced since losing her sight and how her perspective has changed because of it.   At the age of 10, while playing, learning and doing everything an otherwise “normal” child would do...