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Don’t be afraid to seek aid

By Jeanette Fritz | January 15, 2014

Life can get extremely difficult, and we sometimes feel like it is too much to handle.That was the case with someone who I love more than anything and who helped me with my own depression. He struggled for so long, and I always begged him to get help,...

Holiday event spreads joy to children, parents

By Jeanette Fritz | November 24, 2013

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year because it’s all about spending time with those you love and spreading a little cheer along the way.For some lucky kids, the holidays came early thanks to an event hosted by the College Parents Group.The...

Send holiday cheer to overseas soldiers

By Jeanette Fritz | November 17, 2013

With the holiday season right around the corner, sending greetings cards to soldiers serving overseas is a sure way to spread some holiday cheer.The American Red Cross is sending happy holiday wishes through social media and snail mail until Dec. 6.This...

LGBT equality fight doesn’t stop with OK of gay marriage

By Jeanette Fritz | November 14, 2013

Illinois legalizing gay marriage was great news, but it didn’t signal the end of the fight for equality.The country is slowly making its way to marriage equality, and adding another state to the list is what we need. Although it’s an important step,...

Lecture shows meat diets are immoral

Lecture shows meat diets are immoral

By Jeanette Fritz | November 5, 2013

If my philosophy of ethics class has taught me anything this semester, it’s that eating meat is wrong. Plain and simple.Completely cutting out the basis of all meals is hard work, so to learn more I went to Fishy Reasoning, a Wednesday lecture about...

Women’s self defense teaches valuable skills

By Jeanette Fritz | October 28, 2013

If you want more confidence in defending yourself from an attacker, a self-defense class is exactly what you need.Lesley Rigg, associate dean of research and graduate affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, hosted the Rape Aggression Defense...

Scholarship talk eases student money worries

By Jeanette Fritz | October 23, 2013

How am I going to afford this?The Scholarship Office hoped to answer that question with a presentation Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center. The event was held to help incoming students find and apply for scholarships.Scholarship Office Director Anne...

Pass/Fail: Professor simplifies physics for all students, employees don’t need annual ethics training

By Jeanette Fritz | October 16, 2013

Pass: Professor simplifies physics for all studentsProfessor David Hedin broke down physics for the everyday Joe Tuesday in the Founders Memorial Library.Instead of explaining multiple universes like Sheldon would on the Big Bang Theory and rambling off...