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Gaining Perspective

Gaining Perspective

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics

June 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

One Man’s Opinion : We Lose When Everyone’s A Winner

One Man’s Opinion : We Lose When Everyone’s A Winner

Joe Lose, Writer

February 25, 2014

We can't all win and we're not all winners.  These are very important messages that, unfortunately, are being lost in today's "Everyone is special" society.  In America's Declaration of Independence, we wrote that all men are created equal, and I want you to know that that is the truth.  Just because...

One Man’s Opinion: Michael Sam-What’s the Big Deal?

One Man’s Opinion: Michael Sam-What’s the Big Deal?

Joe Lose

February 13, 2014

If you haven't heard yet, the football world was rocked with some big news on Sunday.  University of Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam openly came out and said he is gay.  "What's the big deal?" you ask?  A lot.  But not for the reasons some might think. Michael Sam was the 2013 SEC defensive...

One Man’s Opinion: Your Self-Image is Your Job

One Man’s Opinion: Your Self-Image is Your Job

Joe Lose, Reporter

February 7, 2014

You have probably noticed a lot of articles related to body image issues lately.  They are all over the internet including, FaceBook and Twitter.  The vast majority of them are incredibly unhelpful.  And here's why. These stories spend most of their time slamming gorgeous models, actresses, and...

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