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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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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Mellon Summer Scholarship brings art history passion into the 21st century
Feb09

Mellon Summer Scholarship brings art history passion into the 21st century

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor As part of the Mellon Summer Scholarship offered by the school through the Mellon Foundation, ten students were selected this summer to do independent research projects within the humanities.  There was also a digital component to this scholarship, keeping it technologically up-to-date.  Many of these students focused on research that was found in Special Collections and College Archives in the...

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Effortlessly lose weight with the 20% rule
Feb05

Effortlessly lose weight with the 20% rule

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Disclaimer Though this has no patent on it, I think it is only fair to give credit where credit is due.  The idea for this article came from a book that I am currently reading called Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink.  So, if you are at all intrigued by this subject from an academic standpoint, or if you just want a more comprehensive guide to ending your “mindless eating” habits (along with apt...

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To read or not to read… that is the question
Feb04

To read or not to read… that is the question

By Noelle Zimmerman, Staff Writer The past few months have been very overwhelming in terms of what has been happening all around the world. Sometimes people are able to stand up for what they believe in and fight what is wrong. However, sometimes people read about terrible things and simply cannot do anything about them . Over the past few weeks, it has been very difficult for people to read the news. In one of my classes, the...

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