Rethinking Peace

By: Rev. David Wilson Rogers Many years ago, a researcher placed some insects in an environment that was gradually made toxic. The transition took quite some time but, as one may predict, the insects in this increasingly toxic living space gradually became sluggish, sickly, and were clearly not healthy. Yet, they functioned reasonably well considering the high levels of toxicity to which they were exposed. What was interesting about this experiment was that as new, and otherwise very healthy, insects were introduced to the environment, the sudden shock of the…

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Historical Background in The World Of Archival and Oral Research

By: Charles E. Lancaster In the history world, the term historical background is becoming an ideal to capture an image of people’s behavior and speech. The historical background is very crucial for people to understand how people of that era could have a response to the issues of that period. The unique dialogue between a commoner and head authority would explain the colonial behavior mindset. This colonial behavior mindset would explain what the exchange of ideas could probably mean in our time of antiquity. For example, in a book called…

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The Benefits of Meditating

By: Sophia Romero As college students, life can get overwhelming and stressful. With midterms coming up next week it can be difficult to find time to de-stress and take time for yourself. For those who are having a hard time finding peace in your hectic day, meditating may be the solution for you. Between extracurricular activities, school, work, and homework—there seems to be no room in my schedule for time to myself. As an avid blog reader, I looked for inspiration on how to make time for yourself throughout the…

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ENMU Women’s Basketball Preview

By: Johna McClelland The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is hoping to defy the odds again this season. Last year’s team finished as co-champions of the Lone Star Conference and was the first team in school history to make it to the regional tournament. From the team last year, ten players have returned. Some notable returners to this year’s team are All Conference First Team and All Academic Player Mikaehla Connor, better known as KK, All conference Third Team and two time Defensive Player of the week Daeshi…

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Dear Crabby—Unsure

Dear Crabby, I am in a pickle. Being a freshman on campus, I have become a social butterfly, joining several clubs and organizations and making lots of new friends. It has been a wonderful experience and getting to know more people has made me feel at home. However, I’ve noticed that my friends and club members have been treating individuals unfairly. To be honest, they gossip in their groups about these individuals and the remarks are very unkind. At times, I wonder if these remarks are borderline derogatory. I am…

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Living With and Embracing Allergies

By: Kaitlin McKay Allie the Allergic Elephant has been a friend of mine for many years. As a child, I grew up watching Allie the Allergic Elephant to understand what a peanut allergy is and how to deal with it. It was scary having to practice using my EpiPen on an orange and watching it turn a sickly green. Growing up with allergies has not only been an obstacle, but it has become a part of who I am. At a young age, my parents found out I was allergic…

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The Future of America

By: Ashley Galloway Oklahoma State University. Iowa State University. American University. George Washington University. Harvard. These are just a few of the schools where protests have broken loose, responding to the Trump administration’s announcement Wednesday, September 5, 2017 regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). A couple weeks ago, the Trump administration ordered an end to DACA, a program created in 2012 by former president Barack Obama aiding individuals who were brought to America as infants or children. These adults, known as Dreamers, have little memory of the…

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Hurricane Irma Effects Carnival Cruise Lines’ Reputation: A PR Lesson

By: Shwanna Wilson We have been closely monitoring Hurricane Irma, which is now a Category 5 storm in the Caribbean. Since the safety and security of our guests and crew are our primary concern, it will be necessary to cancel the following cruises given the projected path of the storm: Carnival Liberty – September 7 Carnival Victory – September 8 (Carnival.com) Reading the weather advisory notice posted by Carnival Cruise Lines, swiftly turned my graduation cruise plans into a PR (public relations) lesson. With a hurricane headed towards Florida, there…

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What is Outdoor Living in a Nutshell?

By Jena Slater “[What] I like about the outdoors is, I really think it reflects the beauty of God’s Creation in a way that really cannot be expressed in words,” and “That’s part of why I like the outdoors,” said Christopher Barber, a freshman who is double majoring in Vocal Performance and Trumpet Performance here at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU). Outdoor Living can be a place to escape. For others, it is a lifestyle they would not trade for anything. Our definitions of outdoors vary from person to person.…

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ATTENTION: Mothers Need to be Supported in Today’s Society

By: Celeste “CJ” Thomas A woman’s role in the household is simple: tend to the home, and take care of the children, or at least that’s how it was seen until the 1970’s. Today, women have many opportunities in addition to being a homemaker. In the 21stcentury, women all over the country have strong successful careers alongside happy and healthy families. The problem arises when women are societally or personally scrutinized no matter what choices they make regarding motherhood. A mother who chooses to work outside the home is regarded…

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