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A Student From Afar…

A Student From Afar…

Hannah Calver, Staff writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Hannah Not From Montana

As I step out of terminal 4 at JFK airport, my ears are filled with the strong echo of American accents surrounded by crowds of people who seem so unfamiliar. I then begin to question myself, "Should I be here?" It’s been my first two weeks of studying for a semester in the United States and my...

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
January 29, 2017
Filed under Let's Talk...

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order stopping all refugees from entering the country and banning all visas from seven countries in which the population is primarily Muslim. Although this initiative was discussed during his campaign, it took the world by surprise, mainly because of how...

The Ultimate Supernatural Fan Experience

The Ultimate Supernatural Fan Experience

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
January 29, 2017
Filed under A Fangirl's World

Driving down an empty pitch black road, with ‘Simple Man’ blasting through the speakers. At that moment, I was on my way to Whippany, New Jersey to get to the Supernatural Convention for the first time. With my navigation system leading the way, my heart was racing faster by the minute. ...

Circles, Change and Cleansing

Circles, Change and Cleansing

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Is Anyone Else Barefoot?

“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind and beautiful.” - Yogi Bhajan Over three weeks ago, confetti rained down declaring a new year in order. Finally, the new year hangover is wearing down, but it is never too late to relish in the thought of a clean slate and changing forms. ...

Senior Year

Senior Year

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Let's Talk...

As my first week of my last semester of college comes to an end, I'm faced with a feeling that excites me and freaks me out all at once; this is really it. Sure enough, college was a challenge. Going away to another country and completely stepping out of my comfort zone, put me far away from everyt...

It’s Not Just One of Those Days…

It’s Not Just One of Those Days…

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Winner Takes All

Right before the loud ferry horn made it’s grand entrance, the older gentleman sitting two seats away from me looked as though he was struggling to get something out of his pocket. As he was fidgeting, the cup that was in his hand spilled all over his, what looked to be, a brand new jacket. “D...

Three Books That Have Changed My Life!

Three Books That Have Changed My Life!

Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Kiki Facts

Reading can allow you to view the world in a whole new light. Over the years I have read books that have impacted my life dramatically and have helped me improve my writing and thinking. Three books that have affected my life are 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne, 'Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom...

“Well Done, Sister Suffragette”

“Well Done, Sister Suffragette”

Nora-Grayce Orosz
January 22, 2017
Filed under Concerts & Carbs

“No more the meek and mild subservients we, we’re fighting for our rights militantly.” Starting in the early hours of Saturday January 21st, women (and men and children) gathered in crowds of thousands to participate in the “Women’s March” all across the country and overseas in Sydney,...

The Art of Procrastinating

The Art of Procrastinating

Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer
December 21, 2016
Filed under Kiki Facts

A deadline can sit on your heart like a 600 pound gorilla who is pounding at its chest demanding you to get to work. But procrastination melts into your skin and seeps down into every cell. The relax frequency goes off in the brain and distractions pop up like kids in their costumes on Halloween. But...

The Legend of Santa Claus

The Legend of Santa Claus

Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Kiki Facts

The myth goes like this, a jolly man in red climbs down your chimney at night. He gobbles down the milk and cookies. He leaves you a gift, he decides if you are worthy or a lump of coal goes under the tree. Though no one really knows him, due to his secret layer in the North Pole, his impressionist's...

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