Anywhere or bust

April 27, 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo credit: Valerie Cheatham   You’ve spent the entire semester wishing for this day to arrive, the end of your schoolwork and the beginning of a well-deserved summer vacation. You’ve been meticulously counting down the days until you’re free from exams and ready to relax. Free from the stresses of college life, it may be tempting to […]

Rating dating

December 3, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rating your favorite clothing store’s merchandise or writing about how satisfied you were with a company’s customer service helps businesses know what to keep and what to change. A person usually picks from a numerical choice of 1-10, while rating their experience. This method is now used in the dating world. Think about it, you could […]

Keeping boundaries helps keep the marriage

November 10, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo credit: Valerie Cheatham   Having a best friend who is of the opposite sex isn’t a big deal. In fact it’s pretty commonplace, especially in the college scene. But, when the “best friend” enters into a serious relationship or gets married, the friendship boundaries can get a little blurred. Women and men often argue on whether […]

Leave the ramen on the shelf

October 10, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in college can be a struggle.  The college budget is tight and the workload is stressful.  The combination of the two can cause a student to go from thriving to surviving.  In order to stay alert, students may flood their grocery carts with items that are dominated by sugar, caffeine and […]

Cruisin’ for a campus crush

October 10, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes It can put a smile on your face in a second. Make a bad day become the best day. It can make you nervous and excited at the same time and give you something to look forward to. It’s not winning the lottery or the onset of football season. It’s having a crush on someone. […]

Enhancing your curb appeal

October 10, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Makeover shows intrigue me. One Saturday afternoon, I was drawn into watching several episodes of “Curb Appeal” on HGTV. It didn’t take long to get hooked on the show’s premise. Designers were charged with transforming the house exterior in order to attract more homebuyers. I’d describe it as an external makeover of sorts. The challenge; […]

The healthy relationship

October 3, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes The way relationships are these days, it’s difficult to remember when we couldn’t wait to date. Now, we may prefer getting a root canal, minus the nitrous oxide, instead of going about the process for securing a date. The diverse ways to meet people, through endless media outlets, has made finding a good match nearly […]

Stopping the blame game

October 3, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Illustration by: Ashley Fairbourne   You may have noticed a popular theme these days trending on social media or the newspaper—people are avoiding or refusing personal accountability for their actions. To avoid falling into a similar trap, it’s crucial to take personal accountability. Most of us learned at an early age about the consequences that […]

Shared space

September 26, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo credit: Brooke Morrill   Roommates, one minute they can be adored, the next, they deserve a swift kick to the curb. Even if someone is happy about college life, any type of tension or disharmony with roommates can sour that enthusiasm. People with diverse personalities and backgrounds, living under the same roof, are bound […]

Under the influence of love

September 24, 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Love is a drug.  Love can cause you to act in a way you normally wouldn’t and just like a drug; love sends surges of euphoria and excitement to the brain.   In this state, it’s hard to speak or behave in a rational manner. Dr. Rachel Needle, a licensed psychologist states, “…specific chemical substances such […]