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The Kickstarter Revolution

May 24, 2012

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Commentary Joie Sullivan The fundraising website Kickstarter has been wildly useful to musicians, artists, and filmmakers alike. The website allows for groups working on specific projects to seek funding via donations from supporters and fans. For the most part, Kickstarter has been used by independent outlets. Now, ...

Better food choices

May 20, 2012

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Healthy snacking is always a better option rather than eating unhealthy treats Commentary Ashley Dixon The life of the average college student is hectic, to say the least. We’re all bom-barded with homework, deadlines and demanding personal and professional lives so who really has time to do anything extracurr...

Maybe it’s time to get a job

May 17, 2012

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Commentary Andrea Bell May 1, usually, well what is it usually? I grew up thinking it was the first of May go pick flowers and be happy. As everyone around the greater Tacoma, Seattle area would know, this past May Day, was simply put, chaotic. I’m not here to talk about May Day; it’s just what sets me off. O...

2012 Convention season in full swing

May 15, 2012

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Starting from early spring to early fall, gamers, comic book lovers, and anime fans alike come out of the woodwork to attend various conventions throughout the country. Groups of friends carpool, share hotel rooms, and dress up as their favorite characters for a weekend to celebrate their favorite movies, comic books, video...

Be cool, go green

May 15, 2012

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Going green seems to be one of the latest fads that have people jumping on the bandwagon these days. But why do some people refuse? Is it really too much effort to switch out all of your regular light bulbs for florescent ones? It may sound old and repetitive to our ears by now, however it re- ally is easy to recycle....

Save a pets life

May 15, 2012

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For years people have been suffering through the long depress- ing commercials depicting lonely pets yearning for adoption. During the Fall 2011 quarter the newly founded Vet-Tech pro- gram took in 18 dogs and 14 cats that they have been caring for since. Unfortunately the program does not continue into the sum- me...

Stand up to your children

May 15, 2012

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Commentary Sarah Clifton It seems like every year children and teenagers are becoming more disrespectful to adults. While some people may blame television or music as the reason the youth is acting out, they really should be blaming the parents. The reason why so many young people are disrespectful and don’t listen t...

Think before you get inked

May 15, 2012

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Commentary Caila Fautenberry I swear once a day I see a post on Facebook about somebody getting a tattoo. It seems like in my generation, getting a tat- too is just something people do on their 18th birthday to appear cool. You turn 18, you get a tattoo. And not just any tattoo, but a generic one. I prob- ably know upward...

Reality = news lessons

May 15, 2012

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The late Walter Lippman once said that the purpose of journalism is to provide a view of reality upon which the citizen can act. The problem found within that quote is that everyone interprets reality from a different viewpoint. A real life example of this would be the article printed in the previous issue of the Pioneer...

Lengthen your life by eating healthier

May 15, 2012

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Convenience: that is what the world seems to be about these days. What can I get that’s cheap, fast and tastes good? The one place you can get that on campus is the cafeteria. We indulge in the salty delights of French fries, the satisfaction of cheeseburgers, the sweet decadence of cheesecake and then wash it all down...

Celebrate Mother’s Day without guilt

May 10, 2012

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Commentary Tamara Kelly Mother’s Day is May 13, and while it’s meant to be a day of celebration and gratitude for our mothers, it can easily turn into a day of frustration, guilt and remorse for them. As the mother of five children I have felt this within my own life. Hearing from my children how much I have screwed up...

Hot Washington state lottery tickets

April 18, 2012

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Commentary Tamara Kelly One of my favorite shows to watch on TV is “Dumb Criminals.” No matter how intelligent, or the lack of, the criminals never fail to make it comical with their halfhearted, last minute illegal activities. The lack of planning seems to be the reiterating problem. Not strategizing their robbery with every possible an...

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