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Strength, Kindness, and Frank Sinatra

Strength, Kindness, and Frank Sinatra

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

March 8, 2018


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The other day, my father found one of my grandma’s favorite CDs with a little note attached to it listing her favorite song. It was Frank Sinatra’s album from 1973, Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back, and she picked out the song “Let Me Try Again” with an additional part written in her lovely script handwrit...

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

February 27, 2018


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In an attempt to get to know me better during (what I thought was) a casual conversation, one of the editors at my internship asked me, “Liv, what has been your biggest accomplishment in life so far?” And I was automatically speechless. My mind wandered but there wasn’t anything memorable that...

The Age of Fake News

The Age of Fake News

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

February 13, 2018


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"So you're a crook then, right?" "Do you even need a degree for that anymore?" "Isn't it all just fake news?" With a president who has started the fake news epidemic and is keen on bashing news outlets, these are the type of responses I get when I mention to people that I'm a journalism student....

My Invisible Pain

My Invisible Pain

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

January 30, 2018


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College life with fibromyaliga is difficult. Here's my story.

License and Registration, Please

License and Registration, Please

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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Like most 21-year-olds, sometimes I do unsafe things while driving. I don’t necessarily think it’s on purpose – I’m just a college student. I drive fast, have no patience and am always running late. And while I haven’t received many citations for my actions, I have been pulled over by the c...

5 Things I’ve Learned from “Stranger Things” Season 2

5 Things I’ve Learned from “Stranger Things” Season 2

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Sorry to anyone who hasn't finished the season... slight spoilers ahead. I’ve had October 27th circled in my planner for months now. After I finished binge watching the first season in mid-January (I know, I was late to the game), the excitement for season two started immediately. But let me tell ...

New Bridges and New Beginnings

New Bridges and New Beginnings

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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I’ve never been fond of bridges, some may even say that I had a mild case of gephyrophobia (yes, I did have to look that up). I’ve always been afraid of heights but for some reason, while crossing a bridge, it wasn’t even about that. It was about the unsteadiness that they brought to my mind. It...

Keep Your Hands Off of My Birth Control

Keep Your Hands Off of My Birth Control

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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Dear Men and the Trump Administration, Keep your hands off of my birth control, and keep your laws off of my body. Only a few days ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a change in Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. These new rules will allow employers the opportunity to n...

Thank You, Dad… For Everything

Thank You, Dad… For Everything

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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As I walk down the aisle of the local farmers’ market, passing rows of fresh produce and happy customers, I get stopped by a member of my community. “You have the greatest dad,” she said to me, “and what a great relationship you two have.” I couldn’t help but smile and agree – “I...

Now Presenting Sir Paul McCartney

Now Presenting Sir Paul McCartney

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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The Beatles are a major part to the soundtrack of my childhood. Listening to their music fills my head with memories of family dinners and celebrations, where the 60s band always provided pleasurable back ground music. A Beatles song was something you never skipped on the radio in my house. And while...

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