I’ll Tell You What You Do When Deciding Not to Study For Finals…

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When you decide not to study for finals, especially on a three day weekend that is prime-time for studying for finals, you have many options.
Firstly, you want to add at least four movies to your Netflix list, because you will watch those. Also, pick out a TV Series you’ve been wanting to finish for a while. Treat yourself, start from season one, episode one. You got all the time in the three day weekend. Trust me. Now that you have your Netflix picked out, you should think of a few activities to do when you get bored or sore from sitting in front of your screen of choice, be it a computer screen, TV screen, or smartphone screen. Also keep water nearby to hydrate habitually.
If you are poor, like so many of us young high school or college students, go ahead and phone a friend. Go hang. Eat…

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When is it “Your Business?”

Recently, while at the local watering hole (I work there), I found myself witnessing a family dispute. The dispute was between the owner and her cousin, who was drunk off his ass and seated on his motor cycle ready to drive home. He had already knocked the bike over once and she proceeded to scream in his face, an act he belligerently ignored.
I told the owner to call the cops. I mean, that’s what they’re there for, right? To enforce the law upon those too stupid and/or out of control to make the right decisions that are in the best interest of themselves and the public.
The owner basically told me to fuck off because it wasn’t my business and to go inside. She said that you can’t call the cops on family.
In my personal opinion, she has a history of making it my business and everyone else’s business for that matter. Her and her husband drink at their own bar. That’s the biggest no-no in owning a bar. She also serves her family at the bar. Also a huge mistake.
As for calling the cops on family, I believe that is the only thing left in the book that could help this forty-something year old man realize the consequences of his actions. If he had decided to just drive off after she screamed in his face and then he had gotten into an accident and died or killed a person, then it would be her fault because she was the one who allowed him to drink at her establishment despite the fact that he has a history of drinking too much and because she failed to alert the proper authorities on the matter who could hold him in a safe place until he could think clearly again.
At the very least, she should put him on probation in her bar. No alcohol served to him for a certain period of time.
Let me know what you think!!!

Teens: Here’s My Advice… Birth Control


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There are many forms of birth control.
The safest, most sure way of preventing pregnancy and STIs is, of course, abstinence. This means keeping the two “danger zones” from coming into contact (leaving hands and lips to wander at will) 🙂
The second best method, in my eyes, is to use a condom with a spermicide.
(Spermicide foam can also be purchased at the local drugstore.)
My third method of choice is keeping track of your ovulation. There are dozens of free apps that make it easy to track.
Lastly, withdrawal. This one can only work if you trust the person you’re with. You need to be able to know that they can pull out in time.
And, to be clear, any pill I have encountered has severely ruined the lives of the women who take them. I have friends whose hair has fallen out or they gain weight or any number of things.
In my personal opinion, birth control pills are not healthy and should be carefully considered before they’re used.
Us ladies need to protect ourselves because if we get pregnant, there’s nothing that can stop the guy from running away. And trust me, they usually do.

6 Things To Do Freshman Year To Actually Get A Job After College

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Oh to be young and a freshman again. You have so much time to explore, live life, and have fun. While you should do all of those things, you should also start seriously thinking about your career. Why, you might ask? So you don’t end up like every other 20-something millennial working as a barista or Barnes and Nobles because they couldn’t find a job in time for graduation. Save yourself the hassle and follow these rules and get something useful out of school.

Get To Know Your Career Center Pronto

Freshman year is the perfect year to get to know your career year. Any year after that and you are too late. (Yes, I’m looking at you crying senior) These are the people who whip into shape a resume and cover letter. They will also give you a variety of personality and career aptitude test so you can figure…

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Yolo Crisis Nursery May Close Doors In Move That May Be About More Than Money

CBS Sacramento

YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — After more than a decade of service, the Yolo Crisis Nursery may close its doors in a move that may be about more than just a lack of funds.

It looks like just another Davis house, but this home has been a lifeline for thousands of Yolo County children and parents.

“We literally prevent child abuse,” said Heidy Kellison, the head of the friends of the Yolo County Nursery.

She’s witnessed that help for 13 years, where the nursery would take children in when parents are in trouble and need help.

“We see families literally on the cliff of demise,” she said.

But now the nursery is in a crisis of its own.

It gets money through grants and other private funding, but the organization in charge of that money has decided to walk away. Without $100,000 by June, it will shut down.

CBS13 has learned…

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Report: University Of Michigan Mishandled Sex Case

CBS Detroit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A student task force has found that the University of Michigan failed to explain a yearslong delay between the alleged sexual assault of a student by former football player Brendan Gibbons and his expulsion in December.

The Central Student Government examined the Ann Arbor school’s student sexual misconduct policy and released its task force’s findings Sunday.

It says Michigan routinely failed to meet deadlines to conduct investigations and that football coach Brady Hoke likely lied about Gibbons when asked why the kicker wasn’t with the team for a December bowl game. Gibbons hasn’t been charged.

In a statement, university spokesman Rick Fitzgerald says the school hopes “the CSG’s focus on these issues will lead to a greater awareness of the student sexual misconduct policy and even more survivors coming forward.”

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Oklahoma woman cracks 17-year-old cold case


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EDMOND, Okla. – It was a brutal murder in 1997 that left the family of a teenage girl in agony all these years.

Police found 14-year-old Amber Creek’s body in 1997.

Someone beat, sexually assaulted and suffocated her before dumping her body in a Wisconsin marsh.

Back then, investigators sent fingerprints around the country, but no one found a match until one Oklahoma woman got her hands on them 17 years later.

“Just wanting to I.D. that print if at all possible,” said Stacy Hirschman.

Hirschman has only been working with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations for two years, but she was able to do what agents have been working to do for years.

She matched a fingerprint from plastic bound around Creek’s face, to James Eaton.

36-years-old now, Eaton would have been just 19-years-old when Creek’s body turned up in the marsh.

“Definitely was like, okay…

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Use social media to find the right college for you

Out of the PR Closet

Colleges find new ways to recruit today’s social media savvy high school students

     The above linked article describes the changing landscape of college and university advertising directed at recruiting high school students. The article describes how a variety of universities in Ohio are altering their ‘direct to student’ advertising to fit the interests of today’s high schools students. The article begins by stating that universities are still continuing their regular mailing programs but those programs are directed at parents and are not tailored for the student.

     Rob Spademan, assistant vice president of university marketing at Cleveland State University stated that 90 percent of today’s high school students are watching online videos and 25 percent are on mobile devices daily. These numbers are the reason universities are starting to spend tens of thousands of dollars in social media marketing to recruit ‘social media savvy’ high school students.

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