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Right and wrong ways to react to a Snowmageddon

Sam Chapman

February 10, 2013

My northeastern relatives and their neighbors had another chance to go skiing through their town centers this weekend, as the snowstorm Nemo barreled through New England, dumping feet of snow on its way. I am told that in places where weather like this is relatively commonplace--i.e. nowhere I've live...

I could care less about dogs.

Gladys Gitau

February 9, 2013

I mentioned that I don't like dogs, but it's really nothing personal. The only reason I'm adamant about not liking dogs is because people nearly fainted when I said it, as if dogs died in masses as the words were leaving my mouth. As if I was inherently less human for thinking that. This is what I mean...

Same article, Same Team, Different Ballgame

Tristan Gavin

February 9, 2013

Every spring, it seems, The Pioneer writes the same article about the baseball team. Year after year, the baseball preview promises improvement, and year after year the team finishes another season with the same disappointing results. As a newly hired Sports Editor, I was very aware of this trend, b...

Busrides, Matamata, and Wellington

Busrides, Matamata, and Wellington

Lindsey Holdren

February 3, 2013

The eagle has landed! Bedraggled, exhausted, cranky. And oh so relieved. The weary family of travelers steps off the plane after an overnight and harrowing ride. My mother sums up our familial relief at being released from the confines of airplanes and breaks out the quote of the day: Mom- "My...

Worth the risk?

Cindy Chang

February 1, 2013

"Don't be so afraid of doing something that you do nothing" These were the sage words of wisdom that were imparted to us yesterday night at TPC's Homelessness Colloquium by Broad Street Ministries representatives.  I have definitely found that statement to be true this week, especially since I di...

Joe Flacco’s Quest to be Elite

Dylan Snyder

January 30, 2013

There is something to be said about the judgment of quarterbacks in the National Football League.  When asking fans, players, or anyone with an opinion of the subject of who is the best quarterback in the league the number of different answers will probably be pretty close the number of people being ...

Welcome to American Sports

Tristan Gavin

January 30, 2013

It seems fitting that my first post would come as the sports world slowly rises after its hangover from what might have been the most culturally shocking start to a year in about 2,013 years. The biggest game in college football was a David versus Goliath story if David was bigger, faster and stronger...

Airport Apocalypse

Lindsey Holdren

January 28, 2013

Journal Entry - Day 3 stranded in the Canadian airport bubble Life energy meter: down 18% Personal hygiene status: showered (success!), same clothes worn for three days (fail) I've begun learning my way around the airport - I've staked out my preferred computer plug-in, discovered a tasty restaurant (if you're f...

What Would Have Happened

Lindsey Holdren

January 26, 2013

The itinerary for today included a trip to the Coromandel peninsula and a stop by New Zealand's Hot Water Beach. Sitting in a Canadian airport, I've had plenty of time to look at pictures and imagine myself exploring these little gems. Even if you've never heard of the Coromandel Peninsula,...

Embracing the Uncomfortable

Cindy Chang

January 23, 2013

We've been here 3 days now, and the housing process is fully under way.  What does that mean? Cue the panic and the sizing up.  Everybody has been milling around trying to figure out who they want to live with and potentially room with.  Interestingly enough, it seems like people are mainly sticking...

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Lindsey Holdren

January 23, 2013

My mother told me to title this entry "The Journey Begins." But she is a happy and optimistic soul. I responded with an alternate title: "The Journey Attempted To Begin But Then It Got Beotch-Slapped In The Face By The Forces Of Evil, Inclement Weather, And Bureaucracy." The foreboding signs were present...

An Uninfected Party (and a brief introduction)

Lindsey Holdren

January 23, 2013

Ridiculous title, I know, but I'm victoriously celebrating the end of my bout with bronchitis (20 ish hour flights and infected bronchi mix about as well as orange juice and mint toothpaste). Also, I promise that this blog* will not be one giant Hobbit pun, though there will certainly be more references....

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