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Destination Procrastination

By Samantha Manahan | March 8, 2018

It’s finally March, the month of midterms, t-shirts and spring break. This year you decided to wait to plan a trip after your big tests, but now there’s not a decently-priced flight, and you’re left with broken dreams and no plans. Never fear! -...

When inviting people over for a bonfire, change it up with different styles of s’mores, do-it-yourself drink options and a unique soundtrack.

Bonfires offer relaxation

By Tatianna Salisbury | July 24, 2017

Bonfires are a hassle-free event that can be held if planning for a classic summer get-togethers like barbecues and pool parties become to stressful.Time by the fire with friends is casual, relaxing and relatively cheap compared to the traditional summer...

Top 10 relationship breakers

By Erica Wood-Bedi | November 19, 2012

10. Opposite-sex friendships: A lot of people think it’s OK to have a close friend of a different sex. The problem is the uncertainty it creates in your partner’s mind. If you care for that person, then he or she should be your first concern. Why...

Facebook is starting to get really, really creepy

By Jessica Jenks | November 28, 2010

If an alien landed on Earth and said, "Take me to your leader," who would you take it to? Maybe President Barack Obama? Would there be some sort of United Nations conference, or maybe the alien would create a Facebook page and contact Mark Zuckerberg?...

What I learned from The Social Network

What I learned from ‘The Social Network’

By Logan Short | October 6, 2010

I saw the movie The Social Network this weekend and it was everything I had hoped for: smart, witty, dramatic, realistic, blah, blah, blah. While it delivers the story about how Facebook came to exist, it also illustrates how the pressure of success and...

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