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Tanning might be cool, but cancer is not

By Wendalyn Lazarte

May 26, 2004

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Debbie Conover, coordinator for student health services and registered nurse, said going out in the sun or going to tanning booths are not good for anyone. "No matter if you go in a tanning booth or out in the sun, you are...

Working quirks, rituals into cycle of life

By Martha Ramirez

May 12, 2004

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Taking a sip of her coffee, Monique Macias, 18, struggled to stay awake while she was studying for her English midterm and began feeling more anxious as the night progressed. It's the day of the test and Macias, still feeling...

Different cultures display myriad of superstitions, beliefs

By Anna Mavromati

May 12, 2004

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A mirror smashes to the ground and breaks, a black cat crosses someone's path and they walk under a ladder, an umbrella is opened indoors. These events have all been considered omens of misfortune in the United States,...

Soldiers learn valuable lessons from Iraq

By Stella Sutphin

May 5, 2004

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"Hey mister," a young boy yells as he puts his hand in his mouth with the hope of receiving food. The child's voice fades into the background as others yell out "Bush good, Saddam bad" while throwing their hands in the air,...

Life in military is harsh; might not be ideal for all

By Ramiro Rodriguez

May 5, 2004

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When you join the Army, you become part of the Army of One. At least, that is what you are led to believe. This motto attempts to target millions of male and female adults from ages 17 to 34. It's especially attractive...

Health Center serves you

By Anna Mavromati

April 28, 2004

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Health insurance: $200 per month; consultation fee: $20 per visit; your health: priceless. In a world where everything comes with a price, the Student Health Center is an on-campus clinic that offers its medical services to...

Nursing allows her to meet new people

By Martha Ramirez

April 28, 2004

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Having originally wanting to become a teacher, Debbie Conover decided to take a different path when she went into the nursing field. With the advice of her mother, Conover moved into the nursing profession when she learned...

Less sugar a day keeps weight away

By Anna Mavromati

April 21, 2004

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When faced with multiple exams, busy traffic and long lectures, most of us rarely stop to think what is the best way to feed and fuel your body for the day. Because of the desire to decrease weight, low-carb dieting has lured...

Celebrating for a different purpose

By Wendalyn Lazarte

March 17, 2004

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With matching green shirts and green nail paint, they hold onto the toilet for their dear lives as they throw up like human equivalents of Niagara Falls. For some, this is a great St. Patrick's Day and they simply cannot...

Dressing faux St. Paddy’s

By Wendalyn Lazarte

March 17, 2004

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When my editor asked me to write a commentary about Saint Patrick's day, I eagerly accepted it. I took the assignment because I get to celebrate the day and write about my experience being Irish. As the day progressed, I...

Celebrating for a difference purpose

By Wendalyn Lazarte

March 17, 2004

Filed under Features

With matching green shirts and green nail paint, they hold onto the toilet for their dear lives as they throw up like human equivalents of Niagara Falls. For some, this is a great St. Patrick's Day and they simply cannot...

Miss Independent, Miss Self-sufficient

By Wendy Haffey

March 10, 2004

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Every morning, she would wake up to the sounds of farmland activity that surrounded her daily life in Samoa. For Angel Leaumoana, 18, social work major, it was impossible to conceive living without completing weekly errands...

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