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THINK ABOUT IT: Your vote is important

March 25, 2016

This is a big year for national politics with the presidential election looming in November, yet national elections affect citizens far less than local elections, when voter turnout is much lower.  Many people don’t know who is running or what issues are being considered in local elections. Some aren’t even aware that elections are taking place. […]

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THINK ABOUT IT: Dangers lurk in ‘friend zone’

February 19, 2016

The “friend zone.” What is it? Where does it come from? Is it even real?  Let’s say a man meets a woman he’s especially taken with, like it’s electric — at least for him. He’s simply infatuated with her. […]

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English prof Yezbick headed for Wildwood

December 14, 2015

Beloved English professor Dan Yezbick is leaving Forest Park to teach on the Wildwood campus of St. Louis Community College in the spring.  He has taught at Forest Park for eight years and served six years as global education coordinator. […]

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WHAT’S BUZZIN’: ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff is DOA

December 14, 2015

Zombies are the thing to get hooked on these days as more books, comics, TV shows and movies are telling their gruesome stories.  This fall, AMC released a spinoff series to “The Walking Dead” called “Fear the Walking Dead,” which was supposed to follow a set of regular people through the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and downfall of society. […]

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MUSINGS: Sports fans are nerds, too

November 23, 2015

Nerds are often characterized as unsightly, socially inept people with extremely high IQs. They seem to be obsessed with technology, science or history, and they are always studying. They also have hobbies that most people can’t get into, like comic books or cosplay. […]

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MUSINGS: Navigating in cars … and life

November 9, 2015

I have a confession: I don’t know how to drive. I just turned 29, and I still don’t have a driver’s license. When people find this out, they make all kinds of guesses about why […]

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JUST SAYIN’: A common act forgotten

October 26, 2015

According to dictionary.reference.com, “courtesy” is defined as excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior. A courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression, indulgence, consent, or acquiescence. Somewhere we have lost the simple act of common courtesy. […]

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MUSINGS: Halloween can be a real treat

October 26, 2015

I’m a low-key Halloween celebrator.  I haven’t put much effort into Halloween costumes since childhood. I don’t enjoy haunted houses or horror films. Real life is scary enough these days. I can get my adrenaline rush just by watching the news. […]

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THINK ABOUT IT: Put a target on guns

October 26, 2015

According to the website shootingtracker.com, 298 mass shootings had taken place in America by early October this year, the equivalent of one every 25 hours.  A “mass shooting” is generally defined as an incident in which at least four people are injured by a gunman. The fact that this qualification involves such a high number is a big red flag. But what do we do about such senseless acts of violence? […]

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