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Game night connects employers, future employees

Game night connects employers, future employees

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 21, 2017


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Hannah Holte laughed with her table as the endless game of Uno continued.  The group had been playing for what felt like an eternity. Finally,  it was Holte’s turn and during her next pass placed her final yellow card on the pile claiming victory.  Everyone cheered as the game had finally been ...

Speaker addresses consequences of social media

Speaker addresses consequences of social media

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 19, 2017


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Infographic by Sarah Rogers C.L. Lindsay said when he started giving lectures about social media awareness and alcohol, students were still using MySpace. Lindsay is the executive director of Co-Star, Coalition for Student and Academic Rights, an organization that helps students and professors wit...

Festival embraces world cultures

Festival embraces world cultures

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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The Ribeyre Center was filled with the smell of food as people walked around the tables placed at every turn, admiring the display of decorative masks, trinkets, and bags. Women in bright colored shirts danced energetically to the music, celebrating their culture. The annual Global Crossroads Festiv...

Domestic violence awareness brings healing

Domestic violence awareness brings healing

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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When Randi Bass was six, her mother was married to a man who domestically abused her. She was constantly trying to leave him. When Bass’ mother finally left, that only led to grief. The man would speak of harming and even killing her entire family. There was no bluffing in his words. Bass...

SAGA celebrates LGBTQ+ pride

SAGA celebrates LGBTQ+ pride

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 12, 2017


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Josie “JJ” Jackson spent their formative years attending Catholic school. The senior communications major was raised by conservative and traditional parents who taught them that anything untraditional was sinful and wrong. “I thought there has to be more than this,” Jackson said. ...

Cricket matches to highlight diversity

Cricket matches to highlight diversity

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2017


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Flicker At the age of six, Martin Koen learned how to play street cricket in South Africa. He played heavily during the summertime, testing his friendships as games became competitive. Now a professor teaching a liberal arts UNIV 101 course, Koen said reading the required book “I am Malala” ...

GALLERY: Fall Festival

GALLERY: Fall Festival

Jalon Dowell, Bev Jones, Brittany Smith, Megan Thorne, Photographers

October 10, 2017


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Festival goers screamed as the Scrambler went faster and faster. The Scrambler is one of the many rides that the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival offers to over 200.000 festival goers. This is the festival's 96th year providing the Tristate with 136 booths, amateur talent competitions and a parade.

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“Anon(ymous)” addresses social issues

“Anon(ymous)” addresses social issues

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 10, 2017


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Jason Merslich said “Anon(ymous)” will help give people an open mind if they are willing to listen. The sophomore theatre major is the main character for the university’s fall play. Merslich, playing Anon, portrays a refugee coming to America in hopes of finding his mother and identity, while...

Trivia Night, more than just quizzes

Trivia Night, more than just quizzes

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


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Lexie Fifer and Kylee Jackson sat at their team’s table awaiting the final score, hopeful for a victory.   The girls and their trivia team erupted into cheers as the scores were revealed. The team correctly answered 66 out of 100 questions, placing them in first place. Questions were based off of university trivia,...

Doggie Dash promotes charity, scholarship

Doggie Dash promotes charity, scholarship

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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Austin Lewis The autumn breeze rushed through campus as dogs and proud owners lined the university barely after 8 a.m. Despite the early Saturday morning and chilly weather, the humans and canines were alert and excited. Smiles flashed for pictures while the tails of the four-legged counterparts wagge...

Students welcome fall at Mayse Farm

Students welcome fall at Mayse Farm

Sarah Rogres, Features Editor

September 30, 2017


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The sky burned deep oranges and reds as the tractor rumbled softly through the well-worn path. Corn stalks still too green to be harvested smacked gently against the hay wagon as students swayed with the irregular movements of the bumpy ground below. Olivia Lucas said the last time she was on a hayride, she was ...

Culture night teaches Pakistan tradition

Culture night teaches Pakistan tradition

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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Curious eyes scanned around all sides of the Ruston Hall multipurpose room. All walks of life met in one place to experience the wonders of Pakistan Tuesday evening. Danish Kumar and Kiran Naeem, both exchange students from Pakistan, guided the masses through the presentation. Not only was this t...

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