Gifts for any musician under $50

Gifts for any musician under $50

Seth Mesaros, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Have you ever had that one person during Christmas that you can never find a gift for because they play music, and even if you do find a gift it ends up costing way over your budget? Well, here's a little list of great priced gifts for your musical friends and family members. A guitar player is always...

Top Five Best Christmas Movies

Top Five Best Christmas Movies

Hannah McCleskey, Staff Writer and Videographer

December 1, 2017


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With the end of Thanksgiving comes a wave of Christmas related everything. Radio stations blast Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas, shopping malls and supermarkets are decked with creative festive displays, and the Christmas spirit slowly sets in. Some people might even find their spirits of the...

Why does choosing presents get harder with age?

Why does choosing presents get harder with age?

Jordan Ladd, staff writer

December 1, 2017


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“What do you want for Christmas?” It’s the age old question asked by relatives, friends, and the big man in red. When we were little, we would reply with: “I want a pony!” or, “I want a GI Joe action figure!” Or perhaps maybe we were a bit more imaginative, saying, “I want a purple stuf...

How to succeed in finals week

How to succeed in finals week

Kristina Powlen, Staff writer

December 1, 2017


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Finals week is the one week every student dreads. Test after test, it’s an endless cycle. Break is so close, yet so far away. Finals week, however,  is not meant to be feared or despised, but rather, to be faced as the last few strides to the completion of one semester. If students properly prepare an...

November set aside as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November set aside as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Amanda McCarty, Staff Writer, Videographer

November 14, 2017


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Not many people understand or have submerged themselves into the world of mental illness. There’s a lack of knowledge, especially when it comes to irreversible mental illnesses. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a disease that causes memory loss. Some think it is a part of growing ...

Fall break in New York City

Kristina Powlen, Staff writer

November 13, 2017


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Fall break is well-timed. We go from the lazy days of summer to nine straight weeks of classes and school activities. Up until this year, I have truly taken advantage of fall break as a break. I would lay like broccoli, watch Netflix, sleep in. This year, however, my dad thought it would be fun to go...

#Speech reference

#Speech reference

Emily Hudson, Editor

November 13, 2017


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How many inside jokes can you think of? Did they come from a tv show? Did they erupt from a spontaneous conversation? Did they appear on social media? How did you relate to this exclusive joke? My life has become one large inside joke, and yours can too if you are willing to take yourself a little less ...

Tom Petty: A tribute to a legend

Tom Petty: A tribute to a legend

Hannah McCleskey, Videographer and Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” - Tom Petty. Thomas Earl Petty was an American singer-song writer who was bor...

Things to do this winter

Joe Perry, Sports Writer

November 13, 2017


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The temperature is dropping, the leaves are falling and Friday night football has come to a close. So, this all begs the question: what am I to do this winter? You could be an introvert and watch Hallmark’s 25 Days of Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I understand. However, if you have different ...

Classic trends: The unique history of senior jeans

Classic trends: The unique history of senior jeans

Hannah McCleskey, staff writer

November 6, 2017


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Senior jeans or “cords” were a popular college trend that started in the early 1900’s. It is rumored that this popular fashion trend started at IU. In 1904 the trend spread to Purdue University. When two senior boys saw a pair of sample corduroys in the window of a local department store, they ...

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