Opinion: Standing With Planned Parenthood

By Alyssa Yakey
Digital Editor

Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that is one of the nation’s leading providers of quality healthcare services for both men and women. Contrary to popular opinion, Planned Parenthood offers more than just abortion procedures and defunding this organization can cut access off to affordable healthcare for 2.5 million Americans.

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Digital SLR Camera vs. Point and Shoot Camera

Digital SLR Camera vs. Point and Shoot Camera

In the market for a camera this holiday season? If so, I'm here to inform you on why it would be best to purchase a digital single lens reflex camera rather than a point and shoot camera. 

When it comes to disadvantages of a point and shoot camera versus advantages of a digital SLR camera, the decision making process between the two becomes evident.

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Christmas Music: Ban Before December

Christmas Music: Ban Before December

By all means, I am a fan of the Christmas season and all that comes along with it… but my appreciation begins December 1, no sooner.

I’m not being a hater, I do appreciate hearing “This Christmas” and all alike, but just around Christmas time. People start counting down the days until Christmas back in July, especially don’t retailers.

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To My Friends Who Voted For Donald Trump

Hello there. I didn’t block you on Facebook.

I’ve been watching what you’ve been up to, watching as your feelings progressed in this election cycle.

I’ve watched you support your favored Republican and then, often begrudgingly, switch your choice around as the race narrowed and our country’s divide widened. Many of you voted for Donald Trump. Many of you cast that vote half-willingly and posted about it afterwards, as if you owed the world an explanation…or else, defiantly, since you knew your liberal friends would look at you with paranoid eyes.

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iPhone 7: Apple's Best Yet

Way back in June of 2007 Apple entered into the smartphone world with the iPhone 1 and quickly became a leader second to none. Now nearly 10 years later, iPhone is on its 9th generation.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which were released in the United States on Sept. 16 of this year, show just how much the iPhone has advanced over the years.

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Why You Should Travel Alone (At Least Once)

Why You Should Travel Alone (At Least Once)

Last December, I was getting ready for a week long trip in Arizona with a friend who attended school in Tucson. The trip had been planned for five months; we were going to stay on campus, do a little sight-seeing, and hike Mt. Lemon.  

Yet, plans changed abruptly when Delta cancelled his flight back to Tucson a few hours before my plane was going to take off.

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End of Semester Stress? 5 Steps For Coping With Anxiety

End of Semester Stress? 5 Steps For Coping With Anxiety

You are presenting today in your public speaking class.  Your hands and legs begin to shake, sweat begins to run down your arms and legs, and your throat seems filled with gunk. Fear and anxiety have overtaken your body. 

However, you are not alone; 40 million U.S. adults suffer from an anxiety disorder and 75 percent of them experience their first anxiety episode before the age of 22, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.  

College presents many opportunities for young adults to become anxious.

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How To Beat Cabin Fever

The walls start closing in and you feel like your bed has become your best friend. The temperature outside is in the negatives and you find yourself spending more and more time in your dorm room. We’ve all been there. Soon you forget what it feels like to even be off campus. You long to get out and see the world around you again, but you can’t seem to beat those wintertime blues.

You could be experiencing cabin fever, which is “an intense anxiety reaction to feeling restricted in a confined space indoors with nothing to do, or not wanting to do anything, for a period of time,” said Dr. Gordon MacKinnon, professor of psychology. “An example is being shut-in during a snowstorm for several days.”

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