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CAAP assessments crucial for evaluating student success

April 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

All graduates who will receive an associate degree or certificate of completion in 2011 are required to take the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency scheduled for April 7 and 9. Graduates should have received a letter about this in the mail, telling them to turn in a sign-up sheet, choosing what day they can attend....

Budgeting: keeping your spending on track

April 30, 2010

Filed under Features, Opinion

Do you know why a budget is so important? For most people it seems that creating a budget is just a tedious financial exercise, especially if you feel your finances are already in good order. But you might be surprised at just how valuable a budget can be. A good budget can help keep your spending on track and even uncover some...

Graduation is important

Graduation is important

April 19, 2010

Graduation is an opportunity, and no students who have spent the past two or more years here at Seward...

Be a hero by being a good role model

April 15, 2010

Filed under Features, Opinion

As a kid, my favorite super heros were Batman, Zorro and, of course, my mom. I would always run around the house in the Dark Knight’s cape, and put on a hat and mask and run around fending off evil with the all mighty plunger. Everyone has someone to look up to. Whether it’s someone who can fly at the rate of a speeding...

School is challenging, but don’t regret it

April 15, 2010

Filed under Features, Opinion

First off, if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re a student. If you’re a student, you’ve probably successfully made it to the end of this school year. Being that this is a community college, there’s a one in two chance that you’re graduating with your associate degree this May. For that, I congratulate...

Life lesson taught through video game

April 1, 2010

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

I am a nerd if there ever was one. Who could see life parallels in something as worthless as a video game? I actually saw an applicable lesson in the video game Gears of War 2 not too long ago. So fellow nerds, game lovers and skeptics, follow me if you dare! Muhahaha...ha!!! In Gears of War 2, the Locust Horde, a group of aliens...

More people should find the child in themselves

April 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

One of the worst things that can happen to a person is that they grow up too quickly. Why should we stop reading fairy tales when become adults? When I first read “The Chronicles of Narnia” in junior high, I was embarrassed because they were children’s books. Now, I’m proud to say they are some of my favorite books by...

Watching how you act can change a life

April 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Our lives are filled with decisions throughout the day. Some may be as small as whether you should sail with Captain Crunch, chase after Lucky and his Charms, or share breakfast with Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone, while other decisions such as waking up for class, or showing up to work may hold a little more weight. Even...

Change does not come easy

Change does not come easy

September 25, 2009

"When life smacks them back and hands them a three year bid in the state’s system, then it’s time to change" –Dev...

Students can invest money in college and stay out of debt with easy steps

Students can invest money in college and stay out of debt with easy steps

September 25, 2009

"Is it possible to invest money while in college?" –Carlos Souza The majority of college students start thei...

No parents, no problem

September 25, 2009

Filed under Features, Opinion

"There’s this little thing that almost all teenagers develop at some point: the need for independence." –Dana Loewen “By the various levels of stress in my house, you would think my parents were going to college and I was staying home,” was a Facebook status I saw at the beginning of the semester. He’s got that right. I...

Students should heed the warnings for the H1N1 virus

Students should heed the warnings for the H1N1 virus

September 25, 2009

Every year the standard, common flu kills more than 35,000 people on average. This year a new influenza virus is attacking the human populat...

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