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  • Society articulated through a 3-year old:  What I learn from babysitting Society articulated through a 3-year old: What I learn from babysitting

    I am a second semester senior and surprisingly enough, a mysterious benefactor is not paying for me to live comfortably. Yes, this is one of life’s more substantial blows and it has forced me to turn to babysitting to keep myself somewhat afloat financially.

  • “Only miss the sun when it starts to snow...” “Only miss the sun when it starts to snow...”

    My first editorial for The Spectrum I spoke about how I am a Floridian and one of the many reasons why I came to Sacred Heart was to experience the four seasons. I said and I quote, “I can hardly wait for my first snowstorm.” I was so sick of the Florida heat.

  • The Big Chop The Big Chop

     Whether people admit it or not, hair has a lot to do with a person’s image. It sometimes is the first thing that we notice when talking to or meeting someone. It is just our human nature to notice if a person has blonde, short or curly hair. My mom, like most other moms, gave me an embarrassingly short bob with bangs at a young age.

  • "Mountains Beyond Mountains," by Tracy Kidder “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” by Tracy Kidder

     When I was in elementary school, I helped my mom fundraise for a Haiti relief organization. At the time I did not know much of anything about Haiti or people like Dr. Paul Farmer or Tracy Kidder. I just sat at a large table outside my moms clothing boutique and handed out warm gingerbread with whipped cream next to a stack of “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” by Tracy Kidder.

  • And so the Madness Begins... And so the Madness Begins...

     March Madness, a true sports fan dream come true. From the conference tournaments, to the national championship game and everything in between the month of March signifies what sports are all about. The Cinderella stories, the perennial powerhouses, each with their own story and each with a chance to make history once they get the official invite to the Big Dance.

  • The Road to Recovery The Road to Recovery

    At the beginning of every year, student athletes shuffle into the N.C.A.A. compliance meeting. At the meeting, a variety of things are discussed, one being concussions. Year after year I have watched the same concussion film, never thinking anything of it because I had never experienced a serious concussion.

  • "Freak out" for the "Good Times." “Freak out” for the “Good Times”

     Music flourishes from generation to generation; it pretty much expands in every shape and form to create a new catchy sound that is pleasurable to our ear. My generation, I can definitely say, is into electronic types of music. Teens to young adults nowadays mainly listen to the heavy bass drops and implemented electronic chord progressions that make us crazy at shows and festivals.

  • Reach for the Stars Reach for the Stars

    I absolutely love being a Media Studies student. Sure, you could think the major is a joke because “all us media majors do are watch movies all day.” Wrong! Well…actually that is 50% correct. The other half we write, film and create. I do not enjoy hearing negative remarks about my major.

  • In Short...I'm Short

     This past week a man told me I was 12 years old. Not guessed or questioned, but told me. Directly. As a 20, very soon-to-be 21-year-old, that insulted me quite heavily. I was flying home from my very sophisticated, mature, adult trip to Disney World when the TSA security guard, let’s call him Frank, began to address the mass lines of people waiting to be searched.