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Freshman overcomes adversity

Freshman overcomes adversity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and was held back,” Jett said. “Since then, I’ve struggled academically. I decided to come to college be...

Roommate Reality

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The probability of being lifelong friends with your freshman roommate is unlikely. The probability incoming freshman will actually believe that is even more unlikely. It seems most students come into college with an expectation that living with someone they have never met before will play out like...

More than a T-Shirt member

More than a T-Shirt member

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features

Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

Walking into Welcome Week: New students introduced to college life

Walking into Welcome Week: New students introduced to college life

Riley Guerzini, Staff Writer
August 18, 2016
Filed under News

Moms and dads unloading vans packed with clothes, TV’s and mini-refrigerators, faculty members guiding students around campus and an ice cream and movie night – these are just a few things to discover during this Welcome Week 2016.

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(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Features

Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.

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Transition

Morgan Falconer
August 25, 2015
Filed under Cartoons

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