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Wildfires and High Winds

Written by Kathleen Malone. Media by Kelsey Middleton. With natural disasters ravaging the country, reporters are obviously interested in providing coverage on the effects they cause. However, it appears that most news outlets are focusing more attention on the hurricanes than on the multiple fires that are burning day and night in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, Texas, and Florida. Many art ...

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Bruce Rauner Roller Blades

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Over the summer, I made several stops at Lincoln Park in Springfield to put in some miles for the upcoming cross country season. One day, as my father and I stopped for a drink, he told me that he thought he had seen the governor go by him not much earlier. I didn’t believe him at first. That sounded a little ridiculous to me. Surely the governor wou ...

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Shop Cruelty-Free

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. It’s a topic that is definitely being talked about right now, but clearly not enough: animal testing is still a huge problem that can actually be avoided altogether. According to Cruelty Free International, animal testing is “any scientific experiment or test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, sufferin ...

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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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Why I Stopped Wearing My Purity Ring

Written by Rachel Hoover. Media by John Freeman. Every morning since the day after I turned fourteen I have slipped a simple, silver band onto my left ring finger and gone about my day. That is, every day until this past fall when I stopped. “What’s the big deal about this ring?” you may ask. This ring is my purity ring, which is meant to represent my vow to abstain from having sex outside of marriage. Some ...

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A Response to “Open Dorm Hours Are Confusing”

Written by Brian Gertler. Media by Tawnie Kozora. As a CRE at Greenville, I am often asked about rules and regulations regarding anything from having pets in a room, to whether smoking weed is allowed if it’s legal in a student’s home state. One of the most common complaints I’ve gotten from students is the confusing rules and times of open house hours. Before I lay out the official policies of the college ...

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Go Take a Walk

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Rachel Koehnemann. We’re starting to get down to the nitty-gritty of things. Most students agree that spring semester is harder than the fall semester. While you can easily place their bets on the phenomena known as allergies, losing a graduating senior you really liked, having to pack your dorm or apartment up, and what you’re going to do for a summer job, most people ultim ...

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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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Bald Is Better

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by John Freeman. What do people think about your hair? Do your friends or family ever say to you, “You’ve had that hairstyle for soooo long. You should get a new one.” Do you ever feel pressure? Pompadours, top knots, buzzcuts, lobs, slickbacks, bobs, flat tops, mohawks, and braids. There are a lot of hair styles out there. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the options? Here is t ...

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