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When Will Enough be Enough?

Becky Kimmel Editor-in-Chief Opinion We are only 48 days into 2018 and the tragedy that has befallen Parkland, Florida is not the first of its kind this year.  Most of us on this campus feel sad about this — even depressed, but it hasn’t sent our lives spiraling into the dark abyss …

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Daily De-Stressors: Valentine’s Day

Charmaine Lim Student Writer It’s Valentine’s Day and love is likely all around you. If you have a significant other, this might be one of the most fun days of the year. If you’re single, then this holiday was definitely created to steal your money. Either way, celebrate the day …

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A Month or a Mindset: Black History Month

Maddie Conley Online Editor How do we reconcile the contrasting realities of two holidays occurring in and defining the same month? February brings Valentine’s Day as well as Black History Month. One holiday is riddled with love and warm feelings, the other recognizes a struggle against hate. The themes of …

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Daily De-Stressors: Snow Day

Charmaine Lim Student Writer New semester, new classes, new textbooks, new friends and new activities to check out this week. Also, make use of the snow day with some indoor entertainment. Read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Mariam is married to a much older man when she is …

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Daily De-Stressors: For Your Mini-Break

Charmaine Lim Student Writer The end of J-Term brings almost a week off from school. With several snowy days forecasted, check out these ideas to fill your relaxed days. Read The Princess Bride by William Goldman. The greatest love story in the world is also one of the greatest adventure …

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Daily De-Stressors: Relief from Mid-Terms and Finals

Charmaine Lim Student Writer It is the last week of J-Term and the weather is starting to warm up. As you study for mid-terms, don’t forget to take a breather with some de-stressors. Read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. You’ve probably heard of Neil Gaiman as the author of …

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Daily De-Stressors: How to Beat the Cold

Charmaine Lim Student Writer Gloomy skies with the occasional ray of sunshine can make it hard to enjoy J-Term. When the wind blows, you might regret ever stepping outside, so take the chance to stay warm indoors with some fun, new activities. Read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. This graphic novel …

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Daily De-Stressors: J-Term Edition

Charmaine Lim Student Writer While you adjust to being back on campus for J-Term, take advantage of your extra time by trying some of these activities. Read Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. This series gained popularity in the early 2000s with its sense of humor and easy-to-read plot. …

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Daily De-Stressors: Fun Activities for Thanksgiving Break

Charmaine Lim Student Writer Cool weather, hot drinks and colored leaves mark the true beginning of fall weather. Between prepping for Thanksgiving break and trying to stay dry, catch your breath with a few fun activities. Read The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag Cora is a brilliant …

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Department of Theater and Dance presents “Summer and Smoke”

Alyssa Burd Online Editor Messiah’s Department of Theater and Dance will be showing its final performances of “Summer and Smoke” this weekend in Miller Theater. Written by Tennessee Williams, the play is set at the turn of the century against the backdrop of Glorious Hill, Mississippi. The plot follows the …

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