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Leasure

After five seasons of tense, edge-of-your-seat drama, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” is finally over. Even as I write this, I am currently working my way through season five of “Breaking Bad” while desperately trying to avoid finding out what happens in the series finale, which aired Sunday, Sept. 29. As someone …

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Leasure

Humans can be surprisingly impatient, especially when it comes to phones. Apple released the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Friday along with iOS7, the company’s newest operating system for its phones. As expected, lines stretched on for days, and Apple struggled to keep up with demand for the device. …

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Leasure

Liberty University can be a confusing place for single people. With couples forming left and right, the pressure to date can sometimes be intense. The phrase “ring by spring” is a prevalent mindset for dating. While dating can be a great way to get to know people, have fun and …

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Leasure

Former Liberty Convocation speaker Tim Tebow joined the 7.6 percent of Americans without a job Saturday, Aug. 31 when the New England Patriots cut him from their roster. As the choruses of NFL fans calling for Tebow’s retirement grows louder, the league’s most polarizing quarterback still holds out hope for …

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Leasure

Life is like a rollercoaster. I’m willing to bet that you have heard this before. And although life often does resemble the peaks and valleys of a speeding rollercoaster, I believe I have found another experience that is the perfect match for the rollercoaster analogy – college. No matter if …

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Cassidy

As technology has progressed over the years, the high-tech Internet search engines have continued to improve searches by taking the keywords you type in to previous Web pages you have browsed and assuming you want something similar. Taken at its face value, the Internet’s knowing what you want, like some …

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In a voluntary, rolling blackout, thousands of cities across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas flipped their switches to complete darkness as a symbolic gesture of support for the planet. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported that cities such as Paris, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Beijing and even the Vatican …

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Cassidy

My grandmother still cannot send a text message. Sometimes I worry about her, thinking that she might get left behind and remain ignorant about what is happening in the world, or even in the family. But mostly, I really respect her. Why do I respect my non-texting granny’s lack of …

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Cassidy

An anguishing cry erupts from the snout of a helpless, furry German shepherd as its owner kicks the dog’s ribcage and winds back for yet another shot. With blood-matted fur and four broken legs, the once-beloved pet struggles to stay alive for just one more day, but the harsh snap …

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Cassidy

Provided that plans proceed as intended, Saturday mail might be a thing of the past starting August, 2013. Losing one day of mail might not seem like that big of deal to most people. However, if you are as avid a lover of getting traditional mail — letters from friends …

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A dark day for various individuals, Valentine’s Day does not always venture to be providential for those single members of society trying to make their way through the romantic gestures that happen all around them — just not to them. While most single people will not take to the streets …

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Cassidy

Finding a suitable job in this tough economy is more than formidable — it is harder than a 4-year-old trying to play Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto in A minor. The instrument would eventually overpower the toddler, and his grubby, little hands would never be able to keep up with the …

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Cassidy

As the final semester of my undergraduate degree beings, I find myself with an odd mixture of both panic at what the future holds and serenity about where I am at in my life at this very moment. It is much easier to get caught up in the feelings of …

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Cassidy

For those of you who have parents paying for your college education or the government giving you a Pell grant to round off what is not covered in scholarship money, this From the Desk will not really benefit you — though, you may glean some advice on how to pay …

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Cassidy

Thankfulness is something we are all familiar with during the month of November. Around Thanksgiving, people start realizing everything they have — their loving family, supportive friends, and even the breath in their lungs are reasons to rejoice. But thankfulness should be something that we celebrate every day, not just …

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