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Welcome Back to the Upside Down!

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Stranger Things (2017) Season 2, Episode TK Left to right, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Courtesy of Google Images

Halloween season might be over, but for all of you sci-fi, horror junkies, the scares and thrills live on. If you’re looking for a good series to watch on Netflix this holiday season, then step into the world of the Upside Down because Stranger Things is back and twice as STRANGE!  If you haven’t heard, the popular Netflix series returned this past Halloween premiering their highly anticipated second season to much excitement. The creators of the show, The Duffer Brothers return to the fictional city of Hawkins, Indiana to continue the story of their supernatural, science fiction drama that captivated fans last summer.

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Anx: It’s a part of life?

I never thought my anxiety was a problem until about two weeks ago when I checked myself into a medical facility because I felt like I could be having a stroke. Admittedly, I never took people’s anxiety seriously, “it’s just an excuse”, I told myself, but after my “scary” situation, I now realize the severity of some people’s anxiety.

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Metallica: WorldWired Philadelphia

There’s a mystifying sensation and surge of adrenaline when you know you’re about to witness something great. When I first began to discover and listen to heavy metal as a teenager there were 3 bands that started my obsession with the genre. Black Sabbath, the founders of heavy metal, Motorhead, and Metallica. Metallica has always remained somewhere in my personal top 5 all time favorite bands. Every day on my bus ride to and from school I was listening to something from one of their first 5 (perfect) albums, Kill ‘Em All (1983), Ride the Lightning (1984), Master of Puppets (1986), …And Justice For All (1988), and Metallica/The Black Album (1991). This last Friday, May 12th, I finally saw my metal heroes live in concert.

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It’s Finals Season: How and when do I study?

Many colleges and universities are two weeks, or so, away from final exams. This can be the most stressful time for a student, especially one who might be completing 12-15 credit hours per semester. Not to mention, they could be working a part-time job or interning at some establishment.

So what do you do?

How and when do you study?

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Coming Out Of Your Comfort Zone: The Struggle is Real

As the title suggests, coming out of one’s comfort zone is perhaps one of the most nerve-racking things he or she can do. However, it does not have to be this way.

For self-disclosure, I am not the most social person. Many times I shy away from anything that I feel “forces” me to be around people, but since I am going to be in the communications world, I understand that I have to break out of my shyness and become a great communicator. You can take baby steps to combat the “shyness routine”, such as talking to someone at school or work that you might not normally communicate with. Broadening our horizons is the best thing that we can do because it is always an advantage for you to receive different perspectives. Continue reading