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Are Digital Relationships Really All That Bad?

Written and media by Maggie Schoepke Digital relationships were something I was warned about as a kid, but always felt increasingly intrigued by. I guess you could say it started with Webkinz—the root cause of literally every young adult’s internet addiction. The site was a place that fostered virtual pets and with them digital relationships. This was the first time the idea of being “friends” with someone ...

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How to Get Things Done

Written by Heather Lawrence.  Media by Sara Dawson. Have you ever been in the group of people who tend to procrastinate? I know that I have, and I tend to procrastinate all the time. Honestly, I was procrastinating a bit with this blog but this is an example as to what extent I will procrastinate with when it comes to homework. With me in my senior year of college, I need to start with helping myself stay o ...

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The Future of Technology

Written by Kristyn Ewing. Media by Sara Dawson. When thinking about the future of technology, part of me gets excited and the other gets scared. The phrase: "Never let your fear decide your future" really comes true. To help combat this fear, we need to have conversations about "what the technology does" to educate us on the topic. When it comes to future technology, there are many pros and cons that come w ...

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Has Technology Ruined Relationships?

Written by Heather Lawrence. Media by Sara Dawson. Whether you have met someone online to date or your whole life is based on a screen, we have let the Internet and social media control our lives. There have been some good and bad stories when it comes to online dating. However, the Internet has also interfered with how our personal relationships are with those we love. I can’t speak from experience with on ...

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The Case for Alcohol-Free Campuses

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. When I think of “Greek Life,” a few different things come to mind. I think of willing volunteers and many sororities and fraternities that do a lot in their communities. I think of friendship, as it is something many gain when they join. Lastly, I think of the stereotypical college movies where someone always ends up getting seriously hurt due to some typ ...

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The Morality of Manipulation

Written by Maggie Schoepke. Media by Sara Dawson. Digital manipulation has the power to shape imagination. From extreme photo retouching to computer-generated images, editing software has enhanced our ability to enhance ourselves. Makeup, hair color, and body sliming are all improvements technology has allowed humanity to make. Photoshop and programs of the like have also granted us access to further our vi ...

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A Royal Love Story

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton. From smoking marijuana and drinking, drunkenly fighting a few photographers, dressing as a Nazi for a party, and getting caught naked in Vegas after losing a game of strip pool, Prince Harry has always been known as the rebellious heir to the monarchy. This possible future king of England has made another bold move. Prince Harry has fallen in love. Me ...

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Don’t Be a Dummy, Manage Your Privacy

Written and Media by Ethan Maurer.     Have you ever actually read the terms and conditions page on anything? I am going to go out on a limb and say you probably have not. And if you have, for some crazy reason, read the full document, did you understand any of it? Once again, probably not. There could very easily be a clause in there that sells our souls to the devil, and there would be no way fo ...

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Professionalism in the Workplace

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. As an employee in the customer service industry, professionalism is a topic that is quite relevant in my life. Being professional in customer service is important because, as an employee, I am not only representing myself, but I am representing the business I work for. Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss professionalism in customer service with a b ...

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Twitter Tantrums

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, is one of the first presidents to actively reach out to the population using social media. Trump has a Twitter account that has 44 million followers, so the amount of people who see his tweets is pretty extensive. So, how does Trump use this platform? Does he use it to comment on important events  ...

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