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Stop Taking Selfies

Stop Taking Selfies

Joe Lose

October 31, 2014


Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Seriously.  Enough already.  Selfies aren't cute or cool.  In fact, the word itself makes me want to yarf.  I think one of two things when I see a picture you've taken of yourself and post it on social media... 1)  You have no real friends.  Why else would you have to take a picture of yourself...

No One Owes You Anything

No One Owes You Anything

Joe Lose, Opinion

October 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The title should say it all, but please, allow me to elaborate.  There isn't a single thing in this life owed to you by anyone or anything.  Sound a little tough?  It is.  But that's life.  Deal with it. There are way too many people walking around these days with a tremendous sense of entitlement....

One Man’s Opinion: Tattoo You

One Man’s Opinion: Tattoo You

Joe Lose, Writer

September 25, 2014


Filed under Columns

We see them every day on family, friends, and strangers alike.  Some make you cringe while others make you wonder what on earth this person's story is.  I'm speaking of course, of tattoos. Love 'em or hate 'em, tattoos have become huge in today's culture.  These custom ink jobs have gone from something...

Roommates, Ramen Noodles and Reaching for the Rewards

Roommates, Ramen Noodles and Reaching for the Rewards

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics

August 26, 2014


Filed under Columns

In his book entitled “Man’s Search for Meaning,” concentration camp survivor, Viktor Frankl, describes how many concentration camp prisoners, understandably, “preferred to close their eyes and live in the past” rather than embrace a level of contentment and victory in their new normal. As a...

House Hunting

House Hunting

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics

June 6, 2014


Filed under Columns

The house hunting experience is completely different when you’re helping someone else purchase their new home. With an objective eye, the outsider is able to see the dreamy gazebo as the rotting scrap pile that it is. And because the problem list is passed to someone else and their wallet, helping...

Gaining Perspective

Gaining Perspective

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics

June 6, 2014


Filed under Columns

I miss my dad. A few years ago, he got in a fight with melanoma – and melanoma won. Having grown up with four brothers and a mother that was more marine sergeant than nurturer, my dad felt uncomfortable when it came to women – especially when tears entered the picture. Dad was definitely not...

Smelly Phones

Smelly Phones

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics

May 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

So, have you heard of the up and coming oPhone?  This new technology will allow users to send odors to their friends in the same way they currently send text messages.  When I first heard of this, I thought of the business applications—what a great incentive to get someone to come into your store...

Social Media: Fun AND Idiotic

Joe Lose, Writer

April 5, 2014


Filed under Columns

It's no secret the vast majority of Americans are on Facebook and/or Twitter.  Other than those main two, there's a multitude of other social media tools that let everyone see your stupid selfies and read all about your ridiculous boyfriend or girlfriend troubles.  Social media isn't all bad, though....

More Like “NObamacare.” None For Me, Thanks!

Joe Lose, Writer

March 27, 2014


Filed under Columns

With only four days left until the individual mandate deadline for Obamacare...  Oh, I'm sorry, Nancy Pelosi.  We're not supposed to say "Obamacare" anymore, are we?  But we'll get to that later.  The individual mandate for Obamacare states you must sign up and pay for health insurance.  Doesn't...

What I Learned From Country Music

What I Learned From Country Music

Joe Lose, Writer

March 20, 2014


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Growing up in a large and prosperous suburb of Minneapolis is NOT country.  I don't claim to be born country or a country boy, but people can change, right? My first experience with country music was when my Dad bought a Garth Brooks tape.  Yes, I said tape.  I was incredibly reluctant to listen...

One Man’s Opinion: Taylor Swift Is An Idol

One Man’s Opinion: Taylor Swift Is An Idol

Joe Lose, Writer

March 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift is one of the hugest stars in the universe.  She puts out hit after hit like it's her job (mostly because it is) and she's good at it.  She's an incredibly talented and gifted young lady.  Furthermore, she's really...  grown up.  Screw it, let's be honest.  She's...

One Man’s Opinion: Smart Phone? You’re Dumb.

Joe Lose, Writer

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns

Take a look around you.  Go out to the mall, a bar, restaurant, anywhere.  I guarantee more than half the people you see have their heads down staring at their phones.  Whether they are playing flappy bird or texting someone on the other side of the mall doesn't matter.  They're not taking note of...

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