Bundle Up!

As we continue to experience dangerous sub-zero temperatures and wind chills, the importance of being safe just can’t be stressed enough. I’m just as guilty as anyone when it comes to destroying my hair with a hat or leaving extra time to get to my destination, but lately it’s just not wise to not take

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Linking and Learning

This is my first blog for my World Politics class. I think it’s relevant for everyone and I like that blogging is part of my learning process! February 8, 2015 JUST THE FACTS When we learn about events that take place around the world, how do we know what to believe? Whether we read news

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Please Be Seated

As we settle into the second semester, I am reminded of a dilemma for students of all ages; where to sit? I actually found a quiz that promises to tell you what your classroom seat says about your personality. I won’t be sharing my results. Each year the new Sheridan Scholars have a day for

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Torture

If the title got your attention, then hopefully the topic will motivate you to learn more about a controversial issue that could affect the future safety of our country. I attended a recent lunch and learn lecture in Quigley Hall titled “The Torture Report”. I was motivated by the free pizza that fit perfectly into

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Did you know?

One thing I’ve learned in my time as a student is that a day off from classes does not mean a day off from learning. In honor of the today’s holiday, for federal employees and some students, I have scoured the internet for facts about Martin Luther King Jr. that I never knew. While I

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Leading By Example

Lots of local media outlets have covered the topic that I have chosen. They each took their own approach and covered it from their own perspective. Each story was informative and engaging. With all the attention, I debated whether or not to add my two cents. I felt like I would be remiss not to.

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Landing

Winter break flew by a little too quickly and as classes resume it’s not always easy to keep your head above water! The adult scholars on campus are all adjusting to the workload of two courses as opposed to one in the fall. As a scholar with experience, it doesn’t get easier and it’s vital

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Life on Campus

It’s time for the campus to come back to life. It’s always difficult to get back into the academic routine, but the time has come. I don’t feel organized or prepared, but I’m eager to learn some new skills and meet some new people and the campus needs to be filled with life again. A

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Honoring a Legacy

Ida Tarbell was born on Nov. 5, 1857. Her birthday was recently celebrated by staff, students and friends of The Campus newspaper with stories and delicious carrot cake. As we chatted and munched, a student asked the obvious question, “Who’s Ida Tarbell?” I had read about her, included her in at least one presentation and

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Gator Day

I’m a little behind in discussing this topic but that seems to be the theme of my Fall 2014 semester. All too often, I find myself barely getting to my destination or completing projects on time. So far, while I may be skating in by the skin of my teeth, I have not been late! During my

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