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Embarrassing Zoom Moments

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FPU students discuss their most humiliating Zoom stories We all know that online learning hasn’t been the easiest, and we’ve had to overcome many challenges, including those that come with classes being on Zoom. This new world has opened up many new opportunities for students to embarrass themselves. A few FPU students were graciously willing

Have we forgotten the true meaning of Easter?

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The easter bunny and candy have taken over this Biblical holiday. Do you celebrate Easter? If you do, do you celebrate with bucket loads of chocolate bunnies and other sweet treats, or do you attend a church service with your family? Perhaps you are like me when I was younger, and celebrate by going to

Should we be concerned with screen time during the pandemic?

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A look at how the increase in screen time may affect our in-person interactions in the future. Just how many hours do you spend on your computer and phone combined? How many hours do you spend watching TV or playing video games? It’s probably a lot more than you think because, believe me, that time

Have we become more or less intelligent because of Google?

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A look at how Google has made us both smarter and lazier individuals “Hey Google, how do you make banana bread?”  “Hey Google, how do you spell pterodactyl?”  We have all asked Google hundreds of questions, whether it be about a simple recipe or a self-diagnosis of a health concern. Google is the #1 search

What if humanity learned to love like a child?

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Children are the perfect example of love and faith in today’s chaotic world. Do you remember when you were four, five or even six years old? Do you remember when the only thing you worried about was missing your favorite TV show or forgetting your lunch at home? I definitely remember such good ole days,

Do you expect too much from yourself?

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Understanding that progress is better than perfection What is the biggest expectation you have set for yourself? Is it to have a high GPA, or to be involved in campus or extracurricular activities? Maybe you expect yourself to have everything under control, all the time.  At first glance, these all seem like achievable goals, but

Valentine’s Day, COVID Style

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A few Valentine’s Day activities for both couples and singles this year Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, a holiday joyously celebrated by couples who plan a romantic night out or in, and despised by singles who cope with their loneliness by eating ice cream and watching movies.  Yet this Valentine’s Day looks very different

Is Photoshop Destroying Our Self-Confidence?

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A look at the pitfalls of photoshop So you are scrolling through Instagram, and all you see are people with perfect bodies, flawless complexions and chiseled jawlines. How are you supposed to compete with that? Well, the bad news is that you can’t—but the good news is that neither can they.  You and I are

The Emoji

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Has the emoji been helpful or harmful to us in communicating our thoughts and emotions? Emojis—we all use them, or at least a form of them, when we text, post to Instagram and now even on Zoom. Whether we use actual emojis or resort to keyboard punctuation in order to make a symbol, they convey

Hello 2021!

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A glimpse of what this promising new year holds for us At last, 2021 is upon us. Wow, we made it through 2020, a year that brought the unexpected. None of us were prepared for any of it. Looking back, it is easy to focus on the negatives of 2020, but let us not forget

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