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Ending the Semester Strong

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. It’s May. The sun sets later, the temperature is getting warmer, and the work is getting harder. The end of second semester always seems to be the worst part of the year because we’ve been work, work, work-ing since August. Our minds are ready for relaxation, but we can't let ourselves slack. End the semester strong by following these tips:   1.Organize ...

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To All The Teachers

Written by Allison Perry. Media by John Freeman. For the past couple of weeks, I have been looking forward to the first week of May. Why? Because it’s the week that is dedicated to celebrating the wonderful human beings who have taught me practically everything I know. This week, May 1st to May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Week. As a barista, I see a lot of teachers on Mondays, most of them being the teacher ...

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Birth Control is Much More Than That

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. A common belief is that women take birth control to avoid getting pregnant. However, birth control is used for more than contraception. These pills help regulate hormones in the body. They are made of two synthetic hormones: estrogen and progestin (similar to hormones made by the ovaries). There are very small amounts of hormones in the pills, but they have ...

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Cats are Amazing

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. We all know about cats. The dictionary defines cats as “a small domesticated carnivore… bred in a number of varieties.” However, if I were to define cats, I would say they are goofy, adorable, cuddly fur-balls that can sometimes be rude. They can be super sweet one second and then bite you out of nowhere. That’s the average cat. We've all encountered the dem ...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. In the 1970’s many women in England held protests called “Take Back the Night” marches against the assaults countless women were experiencing. The year of 1978 was the first year these marches were held in the United States. As the marches continued each year, they began to bring into focus the fact that men are victims, too. Each decade, the actions taken t ...

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The Price of Gluten Free

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. Gluten is the given title for proteins found in wheat. Everything made with wheat has gluten in it, such as certain breads, pastas, and even unexpected things like French fries, soups, and salad dressings. The list of foods and products that have traces of gluten in them seem to be endless. In recent years, gluten free has become a sort of fad. This is all f ...

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Pot Moms

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. For many years, a stigma was formed around marijuana: sellers and buyers. However, times are changing as many states across the country have legalized medical marijuana. Some have even legalized recreational marijuana. Recently, Illinois lawmakers proposed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. The legalization of marijuana has the potential to make grea ...

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But First, Responsibilities

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. In the movies, we see college students spending their spring break somewhere on a beach, being irresponsible, and causing some type of trouble. While most of us don’t want to get into trouble over spring break, we would really like to enjoy ourselves. As a college student on break, I'm eating pastries and drinking coffee on a patio at a cute little café, lon ...

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Staying Home for Spring Break

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Tawnie Kozora. As a college student, the thought of spring break is the only thing that pushes me through the first half of the spring semester. While many college kids like to take road trips, go to the beach and get a taste of pre-summer fun over spring break, I prefer to stay home. Staying home over spring break may sound lame, but I have a very strong appreciation for ...

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If You Can’t Leave A Tip; Eat At Home

Written by Allison Perry. DM by Tawnie Kozora. Did you know restaurant servers are not paid minimum wage? That’s right! Because servers are intended to be tipped by patrons, they make less than the minimum wage. In Illinois, restaurant servers are only paid $4.95 per hour. The most unfortunate problem that goes along with the wage servers are paid is patrons do not know how to tip. Some do not tip enough be ...

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