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Why I Became a Vegetarian

Written by Jamie Bible. Media by Jon Friedman. I wish that I had a better story behind the original reason for my lifestyle change. In all honesty, I decided to become a vegetarian because I had experienced the reality of the Freshman Fifteen. My first year at college, it was so easy to buy ramen in ungodly-sized quantities and eat a pack of the creamy chicken at 2 a.m. while powering through an all-nighter ...

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The Best Coffee in Greenville: It’s Not What You Think

Written and Media by Jon Friedman. Coffee: some people hate it but some people can’t live without it. Many people find the taste repulsive, but just as many people think it's absolutely delicious. In some countries, it is even a delicacy. If you happen to be a lover of coffee, like myself, you are always looking for the best brew. But what makes up the best cup of java? Well, there are a few things that can ...

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Why You Should Visit the Elderly

Written by Amber Mengarelli. Media by Jon Friedman. Loneliness isn’t something only felt by people who feel left out of a social group or feel excluded by friends. Loneliness is also felt by those that have been placed in a nursing home and are hardly ever visited by family. I am a CNA and, unfortunately, I see this happen all the time. The only times I see visitors are when we have new admits and, even the ...

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Go Abroad or Go Home

Written by Summer Mengarelli. Media by Jon Friedman. Studying abroad is a daunting idea, but it just may be one of the best decisions of your life. Below, GU student Summer Mengarelli documents her time studying abroad to, hopefully, entice you to do the same. Six months ago, almost to the day, I navigated the baffling terrain of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, boarded my flight, and settled in for ...

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What Happened to Old Video Games?

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Joey Unger. You know what I miss? Old video gaming. There’s plenty of innovative, clever, and creative new games out there. But I just miss the humble times where video games weren’t so easy that you wouldn’t get any cathartic moments due to the lack of challenge. Throughout the years, video games have become much less a niche market for consumers. They have gone from arcade ...

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Animals Are Cool

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Jon Friedman Did you know that bats always turn left when flying out of a cave? Or that koalas have fingerprints that look almost exactly like a human's? How about the fact that giraffes have no vocal chords? There are a lot of interesting facts about animals that might get you a lot of money on a game like Jeopardy. Considering that there are approximately 1.5 million speci ...

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Standardized Testing and the Rough and Tumble of the GRE

Written by Kahre Hiles. Media by Jon Friedman. This past Monday I took a very important test, a test that has the potential to determine my future. I am of course referring to the Graduate Record Examinations, more commonly known as the GRE, aka the bane of existence if you are trying to get into grad school. This test is completely mind-numbing and more than a little bit terrible. Depending on if you take ...

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Symbols and Symbolisms in Culture

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Joey Unger. Symbols are everywhere.  They can be on flags waving in the air, smacked on the back of a car; they could be tattooed on your body, or even be the memes you and your best buds like watching dank compilations of. Usually, symbols aren't noticed until they are used or associated with something that is bad.  But in a culture that is becoming much more image-based, a ...

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Why I Love Cards Against Humanity

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Jon Friedman. "Vigilante justice," "edible underpants," "fiery poops," and "a home video of Oprah sobbing into a Lean Cuisine." Those are some of the cards you might pull if you play Cards Against Humanity. So, what exactly is Cards Against Humanity? It’s a self-described “party game for horrible people” that operates like a dirty version of Apples to Apples. So, besides its ...

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It’s Time: Students Demand Change

Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Kalynn Pierce On Wednesday, Feb. 14, what should have been the end of a typical school day turned tragic for the community of Parkland, Florida. Seventeen students and faculty members were shot and killed by former student Nikolas Cruz, after he reportedly pulled a fire alarm to draw them out of their classrooms. Upon hearing gunshots, students took shelter in classrooms or ...

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