Gaming on Campus

Video games will always split the opinions of people down the middle. There will be people who think games are enjoyable entertainment, while others see them as a waste of time.
College, however, is a place of higher education where people come to find out what kind of a career they want for themselves. But today, students are allowed to bring their gaming consoles to campus, and now people are faced with the question of whether video games are a help or a hindrance to students.
The debate can be started on the hindrance side with the opinion that video games tend to take up a lot of free time when students are in college to earn an education. This can be disputed with the students who play video games, but know their priorities and that school comes first.
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Independently Healthy : Health benefits of hiking

John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

I’m pretty sure I understand what Mr. Muir was talking about. There’s something special about being alone in the wilderness; the beauty, the peacefulness, the wildlife. There is no substitute for the feeling one gets from hiking a creekside singletrack after the snowmelt begins, or happening upon a mountain meadow during the spring wildflower bloom. If you don’t make a habit of spending time in nature, you are missing out on something important; something essential.
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Dear Gabby

Dear Gabby,

I have been at my job for about 2 months, and I love it so much! I feel like I am getting closer to my dream job and that I am moving in the right direction.
However, there is one problem—I really dislike someone I work with. It seems impossible to get along with her, and unfortunately, we have a lot of projects and work assignments we have to complete for our job. I am trying really hard to ignore her, and just focus on doing our tasks, but she’s so irritating.
I’m worried that we’re not going to be able to get work done and be productive. It feels like she constantly is nagging me or throwing me under the bus when it is actually her problem.
I don’t know how much longer I can take it. I don’t want to give it up, but she really irritates me. It’s starting to affect my work, and I don’t want to lose focus just because of her.
What should I do? Should I talk to my boss about my coworker’s behavior, or should I ignore her? I’m almost to the point of quitting, any advice?

Coworker Trouble
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Your Voice : Should post-secondary education be paid for by the federal government? Why?

Hunter Robbins
Criminal Justice
“I feel like the federal government could cut back on certain things and pay for it.”

Brittany Glover,
Police Academy
“Yes, they should pay for it just because it’s too expensive for kids to pay for college. Yeah, we get financial aid, but we end up having to pay it off in the long run.”

Cody Levens,
Business Administration
“No, it should not…It puts another level of high school kids getting a free education at that level, but when trying to get into state schools, they’re going to be behind. It’s because teachers won’t be paid as much, so they’re not going to teach at the same level they are now.”

Mike McDermott,
Business Administration
“Mine is the complete opposite of his [Levens] opinion. In economics, it tells you increasing the intellect throughout the community increases everything from an economic standpoint.”

Jessica Mai,
“I don’t have a strong opinion on it because I can see it both ways, but I guess it would help if the government did pay for it.”

My Voice : of Course Post secondary Education should be free

Many countries offer their citizens free schooling, and why shouldn’t they?
If your populace is smarter, they usually have better jobs, which means they make more money and therefore can pay more taxes. So, in theory, you could fund the programs that would make college free with the increase in revenue from people paying more taxes. Continue reading My Voice : of Course Post secondary Education should be free

Rage on the Roadways

Road rage is something we have all experienced or witnessed at one time, whether we are driving or a passenger. You could be cruising along with your sunroof open, enjoying the sun beating down on you, and as soon as someone cuts you off, you might have a totally different attitude. But what exactly makes us put a death grip on our steering wheel as we yell from our car in a fit of rage?
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