BSU Spring Breakers

By Alyssa Raymond

Staff Writer

The only thing as diverse as the students of Bridgewater State University themselves are their Spring Break plans. While students normally collaborate and work together during the semester they all have very different ideas of how and where to spend their week of free time. From sitting beachside down south to exploring with friends on the other side of the Atlantic, to meeting up with new and old friends around town to just catch up and hang out, Bridgewater State students did, went, and saw all different things last week. Continue reading “BSU Spring Breakers”

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Superbowl Commercials Lose Luster

By David Joseph

Staff Writer

 

It does not matter what sport you are a fan of—you know that by far, the most popular sporting finale in the world is the Super Bowl. It is bigger than the Stanley Cup, the World Series, and the NBA finals. However, the average American doesn’t tune into the Super Bowl solely for the greatness being displayed on the field. Fans anticipate the Super Bowl commercials every year. It is not like commercials for any other program. The commercials are a draw. Recently, it appears the content of the commercials declined. Continue reading “Superbowl Commercials Lose Luster”

Where is Spring?

By Cori Dubois

Staff Writer

Compared to recent years, there has been a shortage of snow this winter. In October of 2011, there was a huge snow storm with strong winds in the Northeastern area. This year, winter had a late start and February seems to be making up for it.

Snow totals are playing catch up and finally, we got the snow day we’ve all been hoping for! Due to the amount of snow, classes were canceled Thursday, February 9th, followed up by BSU being delayed until 10 a.m. on Friday. The streets were a mess since there was a lack of plowing and shoveling on campus. For instance, the walkway between Scott Hall and Bears Den was coated with ice and slush. This could have been potentially dangerous for any students trying to get to classes. Continue reading “Where is Spring?”

Travel Ban Impacts Students

By Nikyla Vines

Staff Writer

Before anything else, let’s recall that this entire capitalist nation was built on the innovation and drive of a number of immigrants: which as we know included the mass killings of the indigenous people. Nevertheless, the country that we live in today addresses men who immigrated as the “Founding Fathers.”

So what exactly is up with this “travel ban?”

News sources, such as CNN, have called the so-called travel ban a Muslim Ban. As that is what it is, essentially, and as citizens who watched Donald Trump address the American people during his campaign, we also know that President Trump has a specific and very open distaste for the followers of Islam. Among all of the ignorant, and hateful things that have spewed from his mouth, this has got to be one of the worst. The creation of generalizations of people such as this one is what divides our nation. Continue reading “Travel Ban Impacts Students”

“May the odds be ever in your favor” – how to conquer finals week

Ceilidh Adams
Opinion Editor

I look at my schedule and panic. Three papers, registration for classes, picking housing for next semester, and three presentations I haven’t even started yet, all this week.

I remind myself to take a breath. It can be a lot, packed into those dreaded last weeks of the semester. The end is so near, and yet so far away.

Instead of panicking, (which is easy to do, to be honest), prioritize. Think: what is due tomorrow?. What is due this week, that I can do quickly?. What are the most important things that I have to do?

My biggest piece of advice? Take it one day, one paper, one class at a time. Focus on one thing at a time.

Another thing that is easy to say and harder to do during finals week: sleep. Trust me, that paper that you started at 3a.m. that day will not make any sense in the morning. Take a nap if you have to, just to re-energize. Continue reading ““May the odds be ever in your favor” – how to conquer finals week”