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Festive and Frightful Halloween Events this Fall

Stephanie Bachman on Oct 13, 2017 9:22:00 AM

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 “Listen...With faint dry sound, like steps of passing ghosts, the leaves, frost crisp'd, break free from the trees and fall.”  —Adelaide Crapsey

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November 11's Princess Tea Party: The Tale of the Princesses and the Somni Sunflower

Stephanie Bachman on Oct 6, 2017 9:33:00 AM

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Readers' Input Wanted

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 29, 2017 3:15:49 PM

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Hello Readers!

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The Origins of Sugar Skull Facepaint: Day of the Dead

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 22, 2017 9:36:00 AM

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For much of America, Halloween is a time for bags of candy, elaborate and creative costumes, and eerie tales and activities that pair off with the crisp autumn weather to bring each town a creepy package of spooky holiday spirit. Many might know that Halloween is descended from the holiday All Hallow's Eve, a Celtic festivities holiday in which the Celts believed the veil between the living and the head thinned and interactions beyond the grave were more likely.

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Small Businesses Under Big Risks: An Interview with ISU's Director of Public Safety Lewis Eakins

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 15, 2017 8:03:00 AM

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For many people, when they hear of scams and threats attacking businesses, they think of conglomerates like Facebook or Verizon Comunications, data breeches and cyber criminals, and millions of dollars stuffed into patching up the costs that come with these messy situations.

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The Importance of Self Defense for Women

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 6, 2017 3:16:19 PM

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Imagine you're walking through the parking lot to your car. It's late—9:32pm—and the hazy streetlights don't give off much light. You're pushing a cart full of groceries, trying to get home before your Tillamook chocolate ice cream melts, when arms clamp around your waist and wrench you from the cart.

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A Message To Those Who Don't Know What To Cook

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 1, 2017 9:18:00 AM

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"Food tastes best when you eat it with your own spoon." —Danish proverb

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Home Depot: Building Up the Neighborhood Through Community Service

Stephanie Bachman on Aug 28, 2017 10:01:00 AM

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For most people, being new to the neighborhood tends to bring out their shy qualities. Yet for Brad Landon, the Store Manager of Chubbuck’s Home Depot, being new to the area doesn’t deter him from leaping into community service and engaging with those in need.

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The Nurse and Teacher: An Interview with Eliecea Wheeler

Stephanie Bachman on Aug 25, 2017 9:01:00 AM

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Everybody who attends college knows the abundance of homework and readings you are assigned each week. But the hard work pays off, evidence being in Eliecea Wheeler’s skills as a nurse and teacher at ISU’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT).

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The Benefits of Attending a Book Club

Stephanie Bachman on Aug 11, 2017 9:08:00 AM

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When I was in the sixth grade, we had what our teachers would call 'literature circles.' To some students, they were forced book clubs where you had to read the entire book (grueling work for some), make notes, and then gather together to discuss the plot, characters, and themes. To me, a shy, new-to-the-school student who read more than I spoke, these literature circles were my domain.

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