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If you could spend time anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’ve had the privilege to travel to many different countries in my life and I’ve been a different person ever since. Traveling abroad changes a person in more ways than one. Most can be good however the learning process that ...

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Five YouTube videos that made me literally ‘LOL’

In a time where almost everything you see on television is negative, where everyone is complaining on a status update or getting engaged–not that getting engaged is a bad thing–it’s nice to get away from the seriousness for a bit ...

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Celebrities come out of the woodwork for Women’s March

Post-inauguration, millions of people around the world came together to march against President Trump and in support of LGBT rights and organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Among those millions of people were celebrities, and I’ll admit, that as a pop ...

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The Senior Slump: “What about after graduation?”

“So what’s your plan?” “Do you have a job lined up?” “How are you going to make a living with that degree?” “What about after graduation?” These haunting phrases seem to be all I’m hearing lately from friends, family and ...

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Calm down those flyers with One Up Bands

You are at the gym. Nothing can stop you, you’re “all the way up” on the stairmaster. You are looking good in your fresh Nikes and your “Training for a marathon [on Netflix]” graphic tank top. You are ready to ...

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Things to Ponder

By: Richard Thistle The idea for this blog originated while sitting in my Biology of Human Nature Philosophy class listening to a lecture on the history of paradigm shifts in how we perceive the world. This primarily consisted of two ...

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GPA: Benchmark or Overall Worth?

In elementary school, every six weeks or so, my school district administered “benchmarks.” I remember my teachers stressing the importance of putting forth our best efforts towards these tests.  Quick disclaimer: Both my parents have worked for the education system ...

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2017: The Year to Hope

The countdown is complete, the last bottle of bubbly has been popped, and we’ve seen the ball drop in Times Square; 2017 is a officially upon us. I work in retail during the holidays, so the last two weeks of ...

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My Christmas Playlist

Every year for the past seven years or so, I have created a Christmas playlist because for me, one of the better parts about the season is the music. This year my playlist is all over the place in terms ...

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DIY holiday tree that won’t break the bank

Christmas music has been playing on Soft Rock since November 10th, but now that the Thanksgiving has officially come and gone, I think it’s safe to say that the holidays are officially here! The thing I’ve come to miss the ...

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The Spirit of Holiday Feasting as Told by Joey Tribbiani

Thanksgiving is around the corner and who better than to show you how to prepare for time spent with friends and family, feasting than the Sandwich King himself, Joey Tribbiani. Sometimes it’s okay to play with your food.   If ...

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Mad Max

      If you are not completely tired of open world games or Arkham style combat, you might fall in love with Mad Max. It has great driving, satisfying combat, a great theme and … well, it’s got a cool car. I ...

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Turn post-election fear into determination

A week ago, the nation was presented with news many did not expect – come Jan. 20, Donald Trump will become president. Emotions flew high whether people supported Trump or not. A few hours before the election results were announced, ...

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Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is a side scrolling, turn-based role playing (RP) management game with a macabre theme. The main plot is that you are a relative of some old, eccentric rich dude. The old dude got bored, so he decided to ...

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Why I Wore Pink: Awareness is Not Confined to One Month

October is a special month.  In the span of thirty-one days we commemorate important topics nationwide–domestic violence, LGBT history, ADHD awareness–just to name a few off the list. The point behind these campaigns is to start a conversation.  This month ...

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This War of Mine

This War of Mine is a side scrolling survival mental-state-destroyer game that will remind you that many people in wars are civilians. You play as several survivors who are hiding in a building. You control all of them and tell ...

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8 Activities for October Festivities

The pumpkin spice lattes are out and the weather is cooling down (well, as much as it can for Fresno).  October is here! I’ve provided a list of activities to celebrate the autumnal season with friends. For Halloween Fright Fans: ...

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FTL: You are the Stormtrooper

FTL (Faster Than Light) is an addictive Roguelike spaceship game of cat and mouse. You are a federation spaceship that has information about the rebel flagship. This is a take off on Star Wars where you are like stormtroopers trying ...

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