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Posts published by “Lisa Stemmons”

Comedian talks depression

Mental health awareness and comedy: two things that you wouldn’t think to pair up together, but 21-year-old stand-up comic Kevin Breel makes it work. On Wednesday around 80 students gathered in Marty Theater to listen to Breel talk about his struggles with depression while incorporating…

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Let’s talk about happiness; that beautiful right that we are guaranteed in the Constitution, which is often the most difficult to achieve. I think it’s interesting that our founding fathers specifically wrote the “pursuit of happiness” because a constant state of happiness is hard to…

Coffee House brews student talent

Good tunes were brewing in the Student Center Ballroom March 26 where Activities Council of Bradley University hosted an open mic night with student performers, featuring Acoustic Indie Rock artist Hana Pestle. Nearly 60 people joined in on the Coffee House fun while seven students…

Feature: Spring Break 2015

Spring weather has not officially sprung, but another year of spring break vacation is in the books. Whether it’s catching up on schoolwork, a time for rest and relaxation, or a Panama City Beach excursion, there is always a plethora of humorous stories to share…

Monologues introduce new character

This past weekend, students and community members alike gathered to express wonders and frustrations concerning the female anatomy. Bradley’s annual production of Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” took place Feb. 27 and 28, with the ticket proceeds going to the Center for Prevention and Abuse. This…

Gettin’ Jiggy with Mary Jane

Weed, pot, green, grass, marijuana, dope, ganja, loud, kush and cannabis all mean the same thing: controversy. Nineteen states, one of them being Illinois, have legalized medicinal marijuana, while Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Colorado have legalized recreational use. The journal “Scientific Reports” released a study…

Finding your happy medium

I’ve always had a problem with balance. My mother is constantly reminding me how moderation is key in all aspects of life, but I find myself attracted to extremes. It’s an impossible feat to describe myself in adjectives. I’m immaturely mature. I have an old…

Diversity discussion goes downhill

The Dialogues on Diversity event aimed to talk about the ‘tough stuff’ Thursday night, but reviews from students and audience members were tougher than the topics. The Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU) hosted Ron Jones, a leader in the world of improvisation. Most notable…

Emoji 101

Emojis: helping awkward people spice up their conversations since 2011. Emoticons quickly became too plain and boring, so when the Emoji keyboard app was released, people were naturally thrilled. The majority of the public, however, still heavily criticizes the array of options Emojis offers. If…

Seniors brave job fair, market for future

In between hectic extracurricular schedules and maintaining a social life, students sometimes forget the true purpose of college: to get a degree that leads to a job. The Smith Career Center hosted its annual Spring Job & Internship Fair Feb. 19, where students brought out…

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