Last week’s president’s forum primarily focused on concerns also raised in a recent Student Association (SA) online survey.
One of the main concerns was with the Academic Advising office. Students felt that the advisers there don’t know enough about the curriculum.
“Students don’t know where to go for correct information,” said Dan Chapman, a representative of S.A.
According to students, the computer forensics minor is one of the most problematic.
Gilbertson said he would need more accurate information on where the exact problems were but said he would look into solving them.
The survey also concluded that all feedback on the counseling center was unanimously good. All responses stated that counselors were very helpful, polite and concerned.
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Every year, freshmen hear about the “freshman 15,” a reference to the minimal amount of weight they will put on during their first year of college.
In truth, all students no matter what grade face this issue. The only reason why freshman are targeted is because statistics show that they are the most likely to exhibit this problem since it is their first year away from home.
The first year of college is stressful for everyone. Not only are you responsible for going to class, homework, studying and getting good grades, but you are also responsible for taking care of yourself.
This doesn’t sound hard if you’re already used to doing everything on your own. But if not, there tends … Read More…
Just in time for Valentine’s Day is the perfect date night movie, ‘The Vow,’ starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.
Inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, The Vow focuses on married couple, Paige (McAdams) and Leo (Tatum), who undergo many obstacles when Paige wakes up from a coma, after a car accident with brain trauma not allowing her to remember the last five years of her life.
This is the ultimate love story where one man’s love is put to the test while he tries to re-woo his wife in ways that might jog her memory but epically ends up with him trying to make her fall in love with him all over again.
The movie … Read More…
The sound of roaring engines and blaring music filled the air at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s Cobo Center.
Each corporation brought its best new models for display.
Vanguard photo | Katie Head
The BMW I 3 is a futuristic model electric car not yet on the market. The concept involves a sauve design with innovative carbon fiber-reinforced plastic materials.
One of the biggest exhibits this year was the KIA display, with the 2012 Sorento Ex Fwd as their main attraction. This was their best selling vehicle from last year, due to two top features: a smooth ride and an expansive interior with three row seating allowing for up to seven passengers.
KIA also provided a … Read More…
For many students, exam week means lots of time poring over notes and lots of pouring of coffee and energy drinks.
Over the years though students have managed to come up with some healthy alternatives to get through finals.
“Plan ahead of time,” said Arielle Wells, graphic design senior.
This was the most common response from students no matter what their major or grade level. Everyone seems to know about the importance of a good night’s sleep.
“When you not prepared before hand you end up pulling three or four all nighters,” Wells said. “And sleep is important.”
Not only is a lack of sleep unhealthy, it results in students not performing well academically.
Kayla Messing, nursing sophomore, agreed.
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Professors may not be students’ favorite people during finals week, but they do have words of wisdom to share.
Many professors agree that to do well on finals, students need to first create a study plan. Before finals week begins, they suggest that students sit down and schedule their time wisely by providing specific times for studying each subject.
“Don’t wait till the night before — study,” said geography professor Martin Arford.
Students also need to prepare ahead of time by knowing exactly where and how they are going to study their material.
Finding a place to study can be difficult. Philosophy professor Jeffrey Koperski has some advice.
“Go somewhere where you’re not plugged into the Internet and can easily … Read More…
Comedians, singers, actors, government officials — even the president — lit up the stage of the Rhea Miller Recital hall.
Brandon Styles, a magician, comedian and impressionist put on a one-man show impersonating famous people. His opening act consisted of his impression of Cee Lo Green singing “Forget You.”
Styles’ impression was dead on and caught the attention of passers-by. People not only peeked into the auditorium, but stayed for the rest of the show.
One of the most interesting pieces of commentary was his parody of Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”
Singers portrayed included Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Louie Armstrong and Ozzy Osbourne.
With every entertainer there wasn’t just singing but there also was dancing, skits, magic … Read More…
Once again, new safety measures might be introduced to students living on campus. A rise in theft and concerned parents of students looking to live on campus has brought Residential Life back to reviewing the possible benefits of providing students with locked safes in their rooms.
This idea was tested a few years ago and not too many students felt the need to take advantage of the safes due to having lock boxes of their own.
After quite a few conversations around campus, I would appreciate having a safe in my room. I live in University Village West in the single efficiencies and enjoy going home during the weekends to see my family and friends.
The only problem is that … Read More…