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Homesickness Tips

    By Caleb Odom It happens to everybody. That feeling when a kid goes off to college for the first time with a car load of possessions and a lot of excitement about the future. College can be some of the best experiences in a person’s life, but saying goodbye to the family and former Read More

Trop News Briefs

By: Jill Odom Sunni camp attacked in Iraq leaves 33 dead On Tuesday April 23, Iraqi government forces stormed a Sunni protest camp and fighting broke out leaving at least 33 civilians dead and more than 100 wounded.  The fighting broke out around midday in a town called Hawija, due to the army and police believing Read More

Top Five Cartoons

By: Devin Smith As a child we all shared one simple truth; that cartoons are awesome. Everyone has different tastes as to what type of cartoons they prefer, and today there are cartoons for all ages. I grew up watching cartoons, and although I’m older now I still love them. So this is my attempt at Read More

Isaac Clarke Bio

By: Jill Odom Isaac Clarke is a systems engineer set in 2465. Clarke goes to investigate USG Ishimura which is suffering from a communication blackout. The ship is filled with the dead mutated corpses of the crew and Clarke has to create improvised weapons to survive. His girlfriend, Nicole, who helped encourage him through videos, is Read More

International food

By: Taylor Foxx   Traveling abroad comes with its full set of adventures, both anticipated and unanticipated. Among these, food is often one of the greatest. Though almost everyone anticipates engaging with strange, new foods overseas, few might foresee the experience of trying food that is said to be from their own home country.   A Read More

Superheroes

They can’t run faster than speeding bullets or leap tall buildings in single bounds. They’re less powerful than locomotives and they’re not mistaken for birds or planes, but they’re superheroes no less. Phoenix Jones, the Crimson Fist, Midnight Jack, Thanatos, Tothian, Master Legend, Mr. Extreme, Red Falcon… the modern pantheon—gods among us.   Where it all Read More

Character Bios

Mario   Polls have shown he’s more widely recognized than Mickey Mouse. He’s credited with breathing life into what is now a more than $10.5 billion industry. He’s an Italian-Japanese American living in a magical kingdom. He’s a racecar driver, a tennis champion, a fighter pilot, a world-class golfer, an NBA star, a referee, a doctor, Read More

Ezio Bio

By: Jill Odom Ezio is one of the protagonists from the Assassin’s Creed titles. Set in Italy during the Renaissance, Ezio originally is a nobleman but has this all ripped away when he watches his father and brothers executed even though they were innocent of their crimes. He is extremely protective of his remaining family and Read More

How to participate in Earth Week 2013

By: Jill Odom April 22 is Earth Day and here are some tips for students who are looking for a way to reduce their carbon footprint. Most things a student can do are common sense but here few items to remember.  Walk or ride a bike over short distances rather than driving a car. Take advantage Read More

Character Bios

By: Jonathan Bryant Cloud Strife:  As the chief protagonist of the “Final Fantasy VII” series, Cloud is very nearly the human personification of an identity crisis (to say why would be a spoiler of epic proportions, but come on—it’s been nearly 16 years).  Despite initial appearances as a somewhat distant and arrogant mercenary, his overwhelming sense Read More

Cartoons

As a child we all shared on simple truth; that cartoons are awesome. Everyone has different tastes as to what type of cartoons they prefer, and today there are cartoons for all ages. I grew up watching cartoons, and although I’m older now I still love them. So this is my attempt at picking the five Read More

The James Bond Big Three

By: Caleb Odom He is the man women want to be with and the guy men want to be. For half a century Bond, James Bond has been on the big screens saving the world, getting the girl and drinking his drink “shaken not stirred.” But the beauty of the Bond films is that the fans Read More

Chinese Culture class Offers Creative Ways to Learn About Culture

By: Jill Odom In the basement of Bibb Graves, a small few gather in Room 14 on every other Thursday at 6 p.m. for their Chinese Culture class. This hidden gem of a class is taught by Jie Xing, who works with the Confucius Institute as a coordinator at the Chinese Testing Center. Jie Xing, who Read More

Top Five Board Games

By: Devin Smith Even though I graduated to video games as I got older, I started off playing board games. I loved them because it was competition that made you think, and I loved having to out think my competition to win. There are hundreds upon hundreds of board games, and not all are necessarily on Read More