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Establishing roots at Ability Tree

The front door of the center was guarded by an 11-year-old named Luke. He sat cross legged on a chair licking a heaping spoonful of vanilla pudding—one of his favorite treats to eat every day after school. This mop headed boy smiled at every one who came into the center. […]

Review: ‘Musketeers’ dangerous fun
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Review: ‘Musketeers’ dangerous fun

The University drama department’s ambitious production of “The Three Musketeers” sliced and diced its way to glory this weekend, collecting the spoils of audience delight. While there were memorable performances from some familiar faces, the real star in this show was the exciting and dangerous swordplay. The audience gasped and […]

Skating down the new park
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Skating down the new park

As I grew up, skateboarding was one of the most positive things in my life. It helped me bond with my older brother. I learned how to work hard and set goals to progress in my boarding skills. I put down the video games, got active and made memories. Seeing […]

Oodles of ramen noodles
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Oodles of ramen noodles

At 22 cents a serving, it’s hard to beat the cheap practicality of ramen noodles. Chicken, beef, shrimp, oriental and even cheese flavored packages line an aisle at the local Walmart. They’re everywhere. But the soup can get monotonous if it’s eaten very frequently—which it definitely is if you are […]

Carving memories around masterpieces
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Carving memories around masterpieces

James Smith is reminded that God is the ultimate Creator every time he walks into his garage. “Not only is there a physical satisfaction when you see what you have made, but also spiritual one,” he said. It all started when the 2009 alumnus decided to look for a job […]

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How Your Phone Can Help You Study

Phones hardly have a reputation enhancing classroom learning. Texting, loud ringtones and Angry Birds have seen to that. But with thousands of apps being created every year, some are more of a help to students than a hindrance. Here are some apps that are worth a college student’s time. Evernote […]

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Acceptance in the ‘nontraditional’

The Poseys do things a little differently. When Trisha Posey found out she was pregnant, she didn’t tell anyone for five months. She was happily married to her husband of seven years, and they had been hoping for a child. Posey was researching for her dissertation at the University of […]

Too Young? Balancing school and marriage
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Too Young? Balancing school and marriage

Being a college student is a full time job within itself. Between sprinting to class and writing endless papers, one is lucky enough to catch five hours of sleep every night. However, that is not keeping a small number of couples from saying “I do” before they graduate. Just ask […]