Flu Season Arrives

Winter is not taking its time to letting people know that cold weather and flurries are back. It is almost a new life style for those that live in states affected by cold and snow, like getting out ice scrapers for vehicles, snow shovels and making sure layers of clothing are worn for the sake of staying warm. With winter also being cold and flu season, Vivian Jackson, a nursing professor at Sinclair, is giving helpful tips on how to stay healthy this winter.
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Inmate Talks to SCC Faculty

Faculty and students attended a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 12 where Sinclair distance learning students from four correctional institutions spoke, via satellite, of their accomplishments, obstacles, and future goals in their educational careers.
Twenty distance learning and inmate students from Pickaway Correctional Institution, Allen Correctional Institution, Ohio Reformatory for Women, and Dayton Correctional Institution participated in the workshop. The workshop/ presentation was held in Building 14 in the Forum.
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Catcalling: Issue or Not

A video about catcalling went viral after one woman walked around the streets of New York City for ten hours while experiencing over 100 instances where men verbally harassed her.
After the video was posted online by anti-street harassment organization, Hollaback! and marketing agency, Rob Bliss Creative, it provoked criticism and debate about what qualifies as harassment.
Some would define catcalling as the act of getting a woman’s attention in a vulgar manner, others would describe it as a way to reinforce female oppression by making a woman’s value equivalent to her appearance. The video’s intention was to spread awareness of street harassment; an issue that women around the world deal with daily.
Hanna Rosin, writer for the Atlantic, said the video’s main point was to show a variety of street harassment, involving people of all backgrounds, according to Bliss. Unfortunately, Rosin said this didn’t show up in the video.
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Dear Gabby

Dear Gabby,
I am taking a speech class this semester, and I get so nervous when I have to present my speech. I tremble so much. I practice at home, but when I get to class, I feel like I lose everything I worked for at home. Do you have any suggestions for overcoming fear of speaking in front of an audience, or any tips to help me feel more confident?
Sincerely,
Nervous Nelly
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Dear Gabby

Dear Gabby,
Lately, I have been feeling insecure and very influenced by the opinions of others. I don’t know how to get out of my funk, or how to not let the comments of others persuade me to think a different way than what feels comfortable for me. I want to eliminate the negativity in my life, but I don’t want to just cut off all connections with my friends. How can I build my self- esteem up, and/or let my friends know the things they say sometimes don’t need to be said.
Sincerely,
Bummed out
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