Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Perhaps through October you have been seeing things posted on social media about NaNoWriMo, or National Write a Novel month. It takes place every November, and the goal is to write 50,000 words, which is the average length of a novel. If you have ever wanted to write, this might be the thing to motivate you to try your hand at writing your very own novel.
Students are under a lot of stress during this time of year as well. Midterms and final exams are all taking place during this stretch, and sometimes the pressure to be perfect or to be what people expect them to be can make even the strongest person crack. Be a friend; if you see someone acting unusual or becoming withdrawn, talk to them. Let them know that they aren’t alone, that you are there to listen. It is so important to just be there; sometimes just sitting quietly with someone is all they need.
A common issue for, well, just about everyone is money. The way you handle your money as a college student sets a precedent for how you will do after you graduate and get into your career path, so why not get a jump on how you budget now? It may not work for everyone, but I found the solution to years of stress with budget in a simple program: You Need A Budget.
1. Give every dollar a job.
2. Save for a rainy day.
3. Roll with the punches.
4. Live on last month’s income.
1. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a proof of registration* at your college.
*Just something that shows your name, the college name, and proof of current enrollment such as a student ID card, report card, transcript, tuition bill or statement, etc…
2. They’ll send you a special license key good to the end of the calendar year.
3. At the end of the calendar year, if you’re still in school, simply repeat Step 1 and they’ll send you a new license key.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a small southwestern town where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights are seen over the Arbys? If you have, you might be a fan of Welcome to Night Vale, a popular podcast series set in the town of Night Vale where all the conspiracy theories are true.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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If you haven’t heard of it Amazon has a product called the Dash Button. As advertised on their website:
Granted, to get your pizza delivered you’re going to have to do a little bit of work. You have to “hack” the button in order to sync it to the service you’re trying to get it to provide. I also highly doubt that you would be able to easily change your order between each transaction, but hey, if all you’re eating is pepperoni pizza day in and day out, who cares?
While the process may not be that simple right now, the time is certainly coming that it will be. Everyday people around the globe are creating new pieces of technology, and for every new piece of technology created there’s someone just waiting to give it secondary use. Don’t just enjoy it, but be a part of it. Maybe you’ll be the one who really gets the system put in place. In the meantime, I think I’m craving some pizza…
I can admit that I take my safety for granted. My morning commute to the Mt. Pleasant Trident Campus has the same level of excitement as the lull of movie credits, and I have more fingers on one hand than thoughts about my general well-being on a college campus. But on October 1, 2015, yet another gutless act of violence on college students plagued America with its prescence. While my Thursday morning consisted of Diet Coke, lectures in Spanish, and prep for final exams, the students attending Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon were fighting to save themselves and each other. A man, identified by some officers as Chris Harper Mercer, shot and killed multiple students. While police eliminated the problem, nine people lost their lives and seven were injured due to a senseless and morally devoid act of gun violence.
While the media seems to have been more focused on Republican debates, Syria, and the Clinton emails, the ugly issue of gun control comfortably hid in the groves of this country’s significant drama. But not even four months after the Emanuel AME shooting, yet another grisly crime has been executed on innocent people who weren’t harming anything or anybody. If you watched President Obama’s response on BBC, then you could hear the stress, disappointment, and demand for tighter gun laws and stricter regulation of firearms. And I agree with him. How many more people are going to die because an unstable man or woman has easy access to weapons? Enough is enough! If guns aren’t regulated or background checks delegated, then the price to pay won’t be cars, clothes, houses, or even financial security. It will be someone’s mom, dad, brother, sister, son, or daughter.
By: Mary Kiser
Thursday, October 1, 2015
My skin- my skin- my skin- my skin-
My skin- my skin- my skin
Every minor obstacle has felt like another sign that I shouldn’t be doing this. Sometimes it’s overwhelmingly discouraging. Especially since it is just my first semester here at Trident Tech, but I know what I want. I’ve known since middle school what I want to do with my life, and I know that the pursuit of my degree is the first major step of accomplishing it. So, I’m going to grab my gear, grab my espresso and trail mix, and keep at it. To any other students out there who are feeling discouraged: keep fighting. You can do this. You are legendary.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
- 8 cups fragrant rose petals, dried (if possible, use "geranium red" rose, as it mimics the scent of rose geranium)
- 3 cups rose geranium leaves, dried
- 1/2 cup orris root powder
- 3 drops rose oil
- 2 drops rose geranium oil.