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6 Things Better Than Chocolate or Flowers

By Samantha Manahan | February 12, 2018

As Valentine's Day approaches, many guys and gals sit and wait for their significant other to buy them vast amounts of chocolate or flowers. I, on the other hand, dream of giant stuffed elephants and long-john donuts.There's a stigma surrounding the holiday...

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The Somewhat Answers to Motivation

By Samantha Manahan | October 19, 2017

Motivating yourself can be hard, especially when the weather has turned cold and all you want to do is lie under your covers for the extra five minutes you have to spare. However, when our lives seem unendurable, like there is not enough hours in a day,...

Thats a Neat Pumpkin, Samantha!

That’s a Neat Pumpkin, Samantha!

By Samantha Manahan | October 19, 2017

Halloween is one of the best holidays we get to celebrate. There are a jillion ways to decorate for the festivities, but my favorite is pumpkin decorating. Pumpkin carving has become a thing of the past; it takes time, it’s messy, and if you have sensitive...

The Somewhat Answers to Eating Healthy in College

The Somewhat Answers to Eating Healthy in College

By Samantha Manahan | October 10, 2017

Second installment of "The Somewhat Answers" column Eating healthy is difficult, but eating healthy in college is a whole new level of hard. I've recently been working on changing my lifestyle, including the way I eat. Let me tell you, it’s irritating...

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