Christmas Time

December 3, 2009 at 2:43 am (PRCA 3330) ()

     It’s that time of the year again. The time for holiday cheer and all that comes with it. As we set up the christmas tree and hang our wreaths it is also the time we are supposed to focus on helping others, our loved ones, and how lucky we are. I think that one of the problems with this time of the year is that a lot of people forget the important reasons to celebrate. They are focused on getting presents, getting the house ready for guests, and preparing for a feast. In the end, none of these things really matter. People are caught up in the excitement of everything and forget to take time and enjoy the holiday. Whether or not you are celebrating for religious purposes, or just a day to have a break and spend time with people dear to you, make sure to take time and remember what it is you are celebrating. Happy Holidays to all!

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Count your Blessings

November 19, 2009 at 5:18 am (PRCA 3330) ()

    As Thanksgiving approaches it is that time of the year for everyone to focus on just what it is they are thankful for. I have several things I am thankful for this year. To start with I am thankful for my family, I seriously have the best family in the world. They support me in everything that I do and they give as much to me as they possibly can. I am so lucky to have the parents that I do. I am also thankful for my friends. My real friends are always there for my when I need them. Having friends like that are really appreciated, especially while I am at college away from home. I thank God for how lucky I am. Even when times are rough, I know that they could be so much worse. I need to keep in mind what I am thankful for and what I do have.

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School Spirit

November 12, 2009 at 4:01 am (PRCA 3330) ()

     This week is GSU’s homecoming week. Different events are planned throughout the week, giving students the opportunity to show their school spirit. For me personally, school spirit isn’t about winning competitions. It is about having pride for my school. I am proud to go to Georgia Southern and I know that I will always hold onto the memories I have made here.

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Curling up with a good book

November 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm (PRCA 3330) ()

     When I have a chance to read books purely for enjoyment I usually like to read a book series. This way the story can continue for a while longer and while each book in the series is connected to each other the main story line for each one differs. After the first Twilight movie came out into theaters last fall I picked up the first book of the series and couldn’t put it down. I quickly had all four read, they are now some of my favorite books to read. When I was younger and in middle school I loved the Harry Potter books. They are very imaginative and I loved how the series finally ended when the last and final book in the series came out a couple of years ago. I also love any book written by Cecily Von Ziegesar. She has 3 separate book series that are currently being written and I enjoy each series. There is nothing better than curling up under a blanket with a good book.

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Campus Break-Ins

August 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm (PRCA 3330) ()

I have to admit, I have notices a lot more break-ins occurring on campus lately. However, I have heard of more crimes taking place in the apartments and houses where students reside. A friend of a friend was actually held at gun point recently. He was going to his car when a man pulled out a gun, robbed him, and then hit in the face with the gun before running off with the victim’s belongings. I think that it is pretty bad when your afraid to do something as simple as walk out to your car alone.

I also remember an incident last spring semester in which a series or armed robberies were occurring at Cambridge and University Pines apartments. The people responsible for the break-ins were just going around the apartment complexes and knocking on doors. Once students opened the door, they were robbed. Fortunately, this is a situation in which the criminals were caught by the police.

I think the University has taken certain precautions on campus to help increase students’ safety. The University has campus police which patrol the campus, and alarm stations where you can call for assistance or help in an emergency. However, safety does need to improve in off-campus housing. Perhaps the apartments need security that patrols the parking lots 24/7. The a few of the newer apartment complexes offer this service but it is time for all of them to do so. I believe that students would feel much safer in their own homes if this precaution was taken.

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