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Top spots for coffee cravings

Top spots for coffee cravings

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

December 8, 2018

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

November 30, 2018

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

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

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

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 13, 2018

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

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...

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Danielle Sons

November 7, 2018

Roommates can be the best or worst people you ever live with. Nobody wants to have a troublesome roommate, but, if it comes to a point where confrontation is necessary, there are a few things roommates can do to mitigate the issues or awkwardness. Create a contract Roommate agreements are alw...

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Emma Anderson

November 7, 2018

Whether you live in the residence halls, an apartment or a house, chances are you have at least one roommate. Sharing a living space with other people can be difficult, especially when it comes to splitting responsibilities, but it doesn’t have to be. For junior business economics major Abby Fla...

George the Ghost haunts Doner Auditorium

George the Ghost haunts Doner Auditorium

Danielle Sons

October 30, 2018

When Halloween rolls around, it can be the perfect time to find different ways to scare people. A popular way to do that is trough ghost stories. Ghost stories can be related to a certain building and the spooky events that might have happened in it in the past.  In fact, there is a ghost located right on So...

Science behind influence of scares

Science behind influence of scares

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018

Spooky season is upon us, so it’s time to get scared. While fear is typically a negative feeling, we may subconsciously enjoy a scare more than we even realize. Feeling scared produces endorphins in the brain which create a natural high, an online NBC News article by Vivian Manning-Schaffel sa...

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018

It’s not fall without pumpkins. Period. Although the season can proceed without carving pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is a traditional autumn activity that even the least of fall enthusiasts can partake in. It’s a messy ordeal — wherein scooping slimy, stringy pumpkin guts out may become just t...