Meme of the Week
Feb20

Meme of the Week

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Trash dove is the name of a group of Facebook stickers added in January 2017.  Starting out just as a cute new set of stickers, comprised of trash dove doing various things (the most notable of which is the head-trashing one), it was a YouTube video put out in Thailand that this odd, purple bird has to thank for its popularity.  The video depicted trash dove in a dance competition with a cat. The...

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You cannot trust yourself until you love yourself
Feb20

You cannot trust yourself until you love yourself

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor This is going to be a bit of a breakaway from my M.O. here, but I think at the root of all matters related to weight loss and diet adherence lies an inner battle that takes place beneath our conscious awareness.  You see, a major roadblock in most dieting efforts or other goals is the voice in our head that continuously finds reasons why this challenge is not conquerable; you are not strong enough;...

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New Schmucker exhibitions gain popularity
Feb18

New Schmucker exhibitions gain popularity

By Daniella Snyder, Editor in Chief Schmucker Art Gallery held their opening reception February 10th, for their two newest exhibitions: “Posada: Jose Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press” and “Conversations: Studio Art Faculty Exhibition”. Over 250 visitors attended, making this reception one of the gallery’s most successful events. “Conversations” features the work of six studio art faculty members. While some of their work...

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Cutting or bulking for the “skinny fat” body type?
Feb10

Cutting or bulking for the “skinny fat” body type?

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Likely the most common dilemma anyone interested in changing their body composition arrives at is whether they should cut or bulk.  Briefly, to “cut” means to lose weight (preferably fat mass), while “bulking” denotes an attempt to increase weight (preferably muscle mass) via a caloric surplus.  Of course, answering this question is ultimately a personal decision; people at this crossroads should...

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Researchers say they have created metal hydrogen, but critics are skeptical
Feb10

Researchers say they have created metal hydrogen, but critics are skeptical

By Aphra Murray, Staff Writer On January 26 2017, in the midst of an array of news about the presidency, Science featured an article that claimed scientists had finally achieved the goal of turning hydrogen into a metal. Researchers from Harvard University claim that under a pressure 4.9 million times that of atmospheric pressure, they observed a shiny quality to hydrogen: one of the defining features of a metal. This, they say, is...

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