At Home & Abroad

Meal Time

March 23, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_images_carousel images=”3801,3800,3799,3802″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” mode=”horizontal” speed=”4000″ slides_per_view=”1″ autoplay=”yes” wrap=”yes” img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Mary is a sophomore studying this semester in Angers, France. Check in each week for posts from Mary and other bloggers as they share their […]

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‘Dogs bring work on the road

February 26, 2015

Truman State athletics gives many students the opportunity to travel across the country for games, competitions and tournaments. Athletic director Jerry Wollmering said the University has 20 teams traveling throughout the year. The University also […]

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All-nighters aren’t worth it

November 20, 2014

I’m a college senior and I’ve never pulled an all-nighter. It’s not because I have fantastic time management skills, because I don’t. It’s not because I’m not busy — between classes, editing for the Index, […]

Arts & Entertainment

Movie Review: “Before I Go to Sleep”

November 9, 2014

“Before I Go to Sleep” was action-filled, suspenseful and had an amazing plot twist that took me completely by surprise. If it weren’t for the recently released “Gone Girl” movie, I might have given this […]

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Fire alarm systems malfunction

November 6, 2014

Problems with the fire alarm systems in Ryle Hall and Campbell Apartments caused the alarms to go off several times during the last three weeks, though there was not a fire in any of the […]

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Learn how to live alone

September 4, 2014

Some of you live alone. I am in awe of that.

Having a living situation where you often are the only person in your building is great for some people, but terrifying for someone with out-of-control anxiety like me. So when I realized I would have to spend a week alone in my house before my roommates showed up, I didn’t know how I would be able to stay calm — but I ended up learning a lot from the experience. If you have to live alone and you’re like me, here are some tips to maintain your sanity and make you feel safe in your own house. […]

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Celebrate Labor Day

September 4, 2014

I’ve been in school almost 16 years and have less than two semesters of my college career left — quite possibly the end of my formal education. One of the greatest consistencies among these fluid years is coming up.
This Monday — as I’m sure you are well aware — classes are cancelled for Labor Day. Feel free to sleep late that day, watch some television and enjoy time with friends. At first, I considered prescribing more hard work to celebrate our collective labor-related achievements, but perhaps kicking back is the best way to appreciate the year’s accomplishments of more than 158 million working Americans. […]

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Tips for dealing with stress

April 24, 2014

“Next to Normal” is a musical that examines mental illness and the pressure it can put on a family and their friends. The play combines humorous songs with serious dialogue to give the audience an emotional roller-coaster-ride throughout the play.
On the night of April 9, I enjoyed “Next To Normal,” put on by the Truman State theatre department, and while it was an enjoyable play, it brought attention to the topic of mental health. I’ll leave the official review of this play to my coworkers, but I want to bring awareness to mental health here at Truman. I want to look at the general sadness that is normal and encountered by many people. I will not offer advice for those that suffer from more severe mental disorders, for I am unqualified. […]

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Spring clean your mind

April 10, 2014

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to only mean scrubbing your floors or throwing away months of pizza boxes. Do some mental spring cleaning and prepare your mind for the end of the school year.
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