Opinion

Gaffney: Why New Year’s Eve never fulfills expectations

Ever since the dawn of time, New Year’s Eve has become a night etched into history – renowned for celebration, camaraderie and cheer. Oh yes, bid goodbye to all the mistakes and embarrassments that you fell victim to this year. They will all be washed away with the dubious consumption of bubbly …

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Opinion

Bowman: The trip from Hell that wasn’t so bad

Remember The Secret, the movie/book that’s 15 minutes of fame happened back in 2006? If you exert positive thoughts to the universe, it said, you will win boundless opportunities and good fortune! My experience over the last two weeks could have easily been used in an infomercial to promote the book …

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News

13th Avenue business slows during breaks

As students head home to spend the holidays with their loved ones, putting school out of their mind, local businesses on 13th Ave. must continue to meet sale goals. This can prove to be relatively difficult due to the fact that most of their clientele are students who tend to go …

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First steps toward the EMU renovation begin during winter term

With blueprints and sledgehammers in hand, construction workers have begun the long process of renovating the Erb Memorial Union, which is expected to be completed by June 2016, according to the EMU website. “Right now we’re going into the first phase of the renovation process,” said ASUO Senator and EMU …

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Kirk: Breaking down winter break

Over winter break, I realized three things about myself that I believe you may relate to: 1) I have a love/hate relationship with shopping, 2) I don’t like to do nothing and 3) family time is the best time (sometimes).

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Arts & Culture

Eight ways to make the most of your winter break

Winter break is finally here — that cherished time of sleeping in, catching up with family and friends, free food and, most importantly, no school work to worry about. Here are some tips for both types of vacationers, meant to keep winter break both productive and also fun and relaxing.

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Campus-area businesses rely on local support as students depart

Although some businesses are either closing for the upcoming holiday season or cutting back store hours to compensate for the loss of customer flow, others remain optimistic and are beginning to rely on the local community to support their businesses during the month-long respite — a practice that has been successful in the past

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