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Control, Compassion and Curbing Carnage: A Primer in Parking Lot Etiquette

Control, Compassion and Curbing Carnage: A Primer in Parking Lot Etiquette

With the recent closing of lot 49 to serve as an exclusive park-utopia for the rarefied and elusive Board of Regents, a surge of frustrated, non-VIP students leaked into the serfdom, plaguing other lots on campus, generating an extreme paucity of available parking spots. The parking game is no joke. It’s cutthroat. And when an event like the sealing-off of …

Why ‘True Detective’s’ Characters Matter

Why ‘True Detective’s’ Characters Matter

“True Detective” is about its protagonists, not about the occupations they happen to have. The fact that they’re detectives is utilized as a vessel, nothing more—a reason for viewers to find out what makes Martin Hart and Rust Cohle tick. The catch is that Cohle, played by the brilliantly utilized Matthew McConaughey, is what he does. It takes a single …

Video Game Review: ‘Dark Souls II’

Video Game Review: ‘Dark Souls II’

Games with a singular vision are sometimes hard to come by. In a lot of games, there is a feeling of “designed by committee,” in which conflicting visions from too many people working on a project leads to a disjointed and unorganized mess. But then there are games where the development team was clearly on the same page. Games with …

Finally Some ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Brought to UNG

Finally Some ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Brought to UNG

Jane Austen’s characters have been brought to life in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s final performance of the season, “Sense and Sensibility.” This classic novel follows the lives of the Dashwood family, one mother and three sisters, after the death of their father. UNG student Peyton Owen, who will graduate this semester with a BFA in acting, plays Elinor Dashwood, the …

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is here and people are coming out of their winter hibernation to realize that it’s time for spring cleaning. Readers Digest and Woman’s Day had some very helpful tips for smart cleaning. First, make a list of every room and specific things to clean or organize it. Knowing how long chores can take will help you get them done. Most …

Deals and Steals

Deals and Steals

Get a free sample box from SampleSource. Some things you could get in the box include Tums Freshers, Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner, Breathe Right nasal strips, Tums, Colgate Toothbrush and Eight O’Clock coffee. To get the sample box you must login or register for SampleSource, then take a short quiz to see what samples you qualify for. Enter to …

Book Review: ‘This Running Life’

Dr. George Sheehan began his writing career in similarly simple fashion, starting a weekly column for a local paper in northern New Jersey. The column became a 25-year fixture, spawning several books including this, his third, “This Running Life,” published in 1980. By the time this book was written, Sheehan had two bestsellers to his credit, “Dr. Sheehan on Running” …

Rain Boots: A Fashionable and Functional Fad

Rain Boots: A Fashionable and Functional Fad

Rain boots are making a splash onto campus this spring. Spring weather can be unpredictable and rain boots have become popular to wear in the rain, snow and even shine. They can be paired with a colorful jacket or leggings and a sweater. “I like rain boots because they keep my feet dry from the rain and snow when it …

Two Local Businesses Nurture Communication

Two Local Businesses Nurture Communication

The Oxford dictionary defines the verb “communicate” as the ability to succeed in conveying one’s ideas or in evoking understanding in others. We generally focus our attention on the meanings of communication, but have you ever considered the technique of communication? Have you ever been stirred to utter, as Biology major Jessica Murray was, “I love the way Stephane Morey …

Bored on Campus

Bored on Campus

With spring settling in, it is not so difficult to find an enjoyable way to pass the day in the sun. You could be throwing a Frisbee with your buddies, reading a book, working on your tan or hiking one of Dahlonega’s lovely trails. None of these activities cost a thing. But if you are looking for a new experience, …