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College Checklist

College Checklist

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019

While preparing for college, here is a checklist of things you may need! ...

Setting a Green Example

Setting a Green Example

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019

In case you have not heard yet, the Earth is pretty much doomed. Earlier this year, news reports stated that 1 million species are expected to go extinct due to humans. With record breaking natural disasters happening regularly, I believe we have long since reached the point that you can no longer deny...

Fun Summer Reads

Fun Summer Reads

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

When looking for brain-teasing prose to soothe your fatigued mind this summer, skip the New York Times bestseller list. Forget the cliché romance novels and generic thrillers, and pick up something a little more original in science fiction, classic literature or nonfiction. Science Fiction lovers...

Adventures fill your soul

Adventures fill your soul

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

Bora Bora, The Bahamas and Mexico may be what some think of when imagining the perfect summer vacation, but not I. My dream summer vacation is much simpler than that: an offshore fishing trip out of Islamorada, Florida. Islamorada is comprised of six Florida Keys and is most notably known for its...

A word from the editor: Summer Magazine

A word from the editor: Summer Magazine

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2019

Summer! What a wonderful time of year. The days get longer, the sun gets hotter, and best of all your free time increases. So I’ve heard at least.  I have been very busy since school let out, and things are not going to slow down any time soon. However, I am not going to let that stop me from en...

Don’t let summer pass you by

Don’t let summer pass you by

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-chief

May 14, 2019

For my eighth birthday, my sister, a couple of our friends and I got these shirts that said, “It doesn’t count if you don’t get caught.” This was my favorite shirt because there was an inside joke behind it. The irony of the shirt was that we stole them - and did not get caught. Now after 14...

Teacher leaves lasting impact

Teacher leaves lasting impact

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

When I first registered to take World Literature as an English credit this semester, I chose the course for one main reason. I had already taken American History and wanted to learn about something outside my comfort zone. I, however, did not know how much of an impact my professor, Dr. Alexander Br...

Dining options that fit better for students

Dining options that fit better for students

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Being a freshman on campus, I constantly hear the phrase, “Bring the Popeyes back,” from all the upperclassmen. Even though Popeyes is not the healthiest choice, older students miss it. I think they miss it so much because they would like a larger variety of options on campus. I agree with the fa...

Never too late for personal change

Never too late for personal change

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Everyone is familiar with the story of the stubborn family member, the ignorant coworker or the obnoxious neighbor. Many of these personalities are a product of their beliefs and how they were raised. It leaves many people to wonder, “Is it too late for these people to change?” Author Theodor Seuss...

Living without a phone, my life hack

Living without a phone, my life hack

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

My mom bought me my first phone when I was about 11. It was a black TracFone, and my twin brother and I were only allowed to use it for the express purpose of calling her in case of emergencies. I still have that same phone today. Nowadays, it rides with me in the front pocket of my backpack, general...

Where to go when you need to go: on-campus restrooms

Where to go when you need to go: on-campus restrooms

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Choosing where to go when you are on the go can be a daunting task. It is a question of when, not if, the need will arise, and a poor selection can mean discomfort at least and embarrassment at worst. The best bathroom on campus is in the first floor lobby of the Computer Science and Technology Building...

The past comes back around

The past comes back around

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019

This time last year, I wrote an opinion about my experiences with sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I talked about my tattoo and how those experiences have affected my life for years after. Since then, I have worked to try to trust men and open up to people about what I have been through...