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Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

March 27, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Outdoors

By Mark Butler Los Angeles Times (MCT) After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my “flat hat” this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our countr...

My Winter Vacation

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Lifestyles

For my winter vacation, I spent time making extra money at work, got some homework done ahead of schedule, worked on a 2,000 piece puzzle, and took a trip to Omaha with my family. The majority of what I did on break was pretty boring, come on, work and homework? Such is the life of the college student...

Want To Quit Smoking? Join the NECC Freedom From Tobacco Class

Want To Quit Smoking? Join the NECC Freedom From Tobacco Class

March 18, 2014


Filed under Activities, Lifestyles, Top Stories

Northeast Community College is offering another Freedom From Tobacco class starting in a few weeks.  The cost is $100 per person, but that fee will be waived for the first 15 students who register and complete the program. The class is 7 weeks long and meets every Monday beginning on March 24 2014....

Campus Tobacco Ban

Campus Tobacco Ban

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Lifestyles, Top Stories

Smoking cigarettes is something that is a part of our lives from the very beginning. We see others doing it, ads for cigarettes are on television and billboards, and we are told by many people throughout our lives not to do it because it is bad for us. Now, more places are banning smoking, and more laws...

Duke Freshman Says She Pays Tuition with Porn Star Earnings

Duke Freshman Says She Pays Tuition with Porn Star Earnings

February 27, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, National

By Jane Stancill The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT) DURHAM, N.C. — When “Duke” and “porn star” appear in the same headline, the university gets a public relations headache. Duke University has recently found itself in the national spotlight not for basketball glory or re...

7 Beach Destinations You Have Not Tried Yet

7 Beach Destinations You Have Not Tried Yet

February 26, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Travel

By Kelsey Blodget Oyster.com (MCT) When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we’ll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you’ve been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested ...

Addressing Suicide Among Seemingly Successful College Students

Addressing Suicide Among Seemingly Successful College Students

February 25, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, National

By Susan Snyder The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — Christopher Aiello broke into tears — again — when he got a call last month about Madison Holleran, a promising scholar-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania who jumped to her death from a Philadelphia parking garage, ...

New Video Games Aim To Be Deeper Than First-Person Shooters

New Video Games Aim To Be Deeper Than First-Person Shooters

By Todd Martens

February 25, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Technology, Video Games

Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Miguel Oliveira is developing a video game in a tiny apartment near the University of Southern California, worlds away from the high-tech studios of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. He works on a laptop surrounded by folding chairs and red plastic cups. The...

Cool Travel Apps And Websites

Cool Travel Apps And Websites

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Outdoors, Travel

By Ellen Creager Detroit Free Press (MCT) App: MetrO, available for iPhone and other platforms (see http://nanika.net/.) Lowdown: Basic directions from here to there on subways for hundreds of cities. Helpful for trip planning so you can see how far it is from one spot to another. For in...

CDC: This Year’s Flu Strain Difficult For Young Patients

CDC: This Year’s Flu Strain Difficult For Young Patients

February 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, Lifestyles

By Juan Perez Jr. Chicago Tribune (MCT) This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health experts who said th...

Climate Change Brings More Crime, Study Says

Climate Change Brings More Crime, Study Says

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

By Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times (MCT) A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures — on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis — are likely to produce more crime. The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consu...

Google opens talks on expanding Fiber home Internet service

Google opens talks on expanding Fiber home Internet service

By Brandon Bailey

February 20, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Technology

San Jose Mercury News (MCT) Google is inviting 34 cities around the country to begin talks on joining the gigabit-speed home Internet service known as Google Fiber, in a move that promises lightning-fast downloads to millions of consumers while transforming a former sideline into a substantial b...

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