Less is more

The holiday season is in full swing. Neighborhoods lighted with Christmas lights, everything in town plastered with holiday decorations and the shopping advertisements highlighting amazing deals. That’s what I have been seeing a lot of lately and it’s pretty normal for this time of year. But something feels different to me this year.

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Thankful

So this week was Thanksgiving. Food, family, and of course craziness filled our Thanksgiving festivities. My cousin and I love watching old family videos, but most of them are only from when we were┬áreally little. For some reason, we stopped filming at family events. So to try to bring the tradition back I decided to film a little at our Thanksgiving dinner this year. Here is a video I put together from the evening. Didn’t have a tripod so it is really shaky, sorry about that!

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Studying Abroad

I am ready to take on a new chapter in my life. I am ready to explore something new and overcome a new challenge. I’ve always wanted to study abroad, but that was always just been a thought in the back of my mind. But now I am halfway done with my Junior year and Senior year is quickly approaching, I don’t have that much time left. I recently talked to my mom about the opportunity to study abroad in Brussels, Belgium. She was unsure about it, especially the money part. If you have ever met my mom you know that she is a very analytical person. So while I’m home for Thanksgiving break we spent over an hour at the kitchen table crunching the numbers.

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Is Technology Ruining Us?

I am currently enrolled in a literary theory English class. This semester we have read 4 books regarding how technology is changing the way we think, feel and act. It is a very interesting class to say the least and my professor has spent the semester convincing us the world would be a better place without technology. I do believe some points of his argument, but I am torn because I am a convergence journalism major with an interest in emerging media. How am i supposed to think that technology is bad when it revolves around my future career?

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Flavor Tripping

In search of story ideas for my convergence reporting class, I like to ask some of my friends for ideas. I usually get ridiculous ideas. So when I asked last week I wasn’t surprised when one of my friends told me to write a story about “flavor tripping.” At first I thought she was crazy and was talking about drugs. But she was completely serious and I had to find out what she was talking about. Also before you read further I promise this is completely legal!

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Parking

I have this problem, I am really bad at parking. When I was learning to drive my mom made it an effort to tell my driving instructor how bad I was and we spent the entire 60 min. lesson about parking. We didn’t even focus on parallel parking (something I never was really taught how to do.) Now I am twenty years old and I am not as bad at parking as I used to be. But moving to Columbia, Mo. has created a new parking challenge for me.

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