Commercialism tanks Turkeys

Corporate America has done everything it possibly can to ruin all that is good and right about the holiday seasons. Frankly, it’s disgusting. All Saint’s Day has been transformed into a day to celebrate all that is both ghoulish and sugary. Christmas, which has traditionally been a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, has […]

SPU play is successful

Life is not always an easy road to travel, and for characters Florene King, played by Bethany Coats, and her daughter Wanda, played by Chelsea Terry, the journey proved to be one that challenged not only their expectations of life, but their relationship as mother and daughter. Set in 1956 Sparta, Texas, "The Alto Part," […]

Chatting it up with com prof

For people all around the world, the fear of public speaking oftentimes outweighs the fear of death. Shannon Scott, assistant professor of communication, knew this fear all too well growing up. "I was so terrified of public speaking that I was going to transfer to a different high school because my school required that we […]

Holiday fun facts

Facts about food: 1. On average, a person will take in 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. 2. Americans will eat roughly 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving Day. 3. You can tell if a cranberry is of good quality because it will bounce. 4. There was no milk, cheese, bread, butter or pumpkin pie […]

Sweet treats for the holidays

The "first and only organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the country" happens to reside across the bridge in Fremont. The Theo Chocolate Factory is known for using only pure ingredients and is produced in an "entirely ethical, sustainable fashion," according to their Web site ( Theo Chocolate gives people the opportunity to test […]