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Many seniors are graduating at the end of Apr., while the juniors are heading towards the final chapter of their college experience. Once they start working, however, there are many common pitfalls that young adults make when joining the workforce. For many people who did not work during college it is new to have a steady paycheck filling up their bank account. This incoming money from working after college may be tempting students to spend it on things that are not necessary. It seems that almost everyone knows somebody who bought a new car, new phone, a big TV, or…

Special to the Lions’ Pride By: Maria Larcomb, ENG 440 Student of Professor Marissa McLargin When parents send their children to school at any age, they expect them to be taught many different things: how to factor equations, how to write, and how to work a microscope. Pushing their kids to succeed, parents want them to learn a lot and to learn it well. However, parents and society at large are extremely unaware of the most common lesson that students are currently being taught at school every single day: how to cheat. The current school system that stresses to students…

By Rebecca Hugh As portrayed in the media, gun violence in America is largely attributed to race and connected with police officers. According to data compiled by The Washington Post, approximately 957 people were shot and killed by police officers in the United States in the last year. Although that number of deaths decreased by 36 from 2015, the repeated killings of black men has raised a serious question about law enforcement tactics and race in America. Countless fatal shootings have sparked national interest and debates on whether or not the brutal shootings had a direct link to racial prejudices…

By Marie Umholtz The Lions’ Pride is running this article in honor of Mar. being Women’s History Month. The United States is known for its ideals and foundations of freedom and equality that strive to protect its citizens’ basic human rights. However, an article posted by CNN states that the U.S. surprisingly falls behind other countries regarding women’s rights. CNN first discussed the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which was introduced to the United Nations in 1979. The UN’s official website explains that, if signed, CEDAW will enforce action to abolish laws that discriminate against women.…

Most college students spend the majority of their time studying in the library. For students at Saint Leo University, the library has resources like free coffee and comfortable quiet places to study. With two main floors full of resources for research papers and one floor for non-academic based reading, students can find everything they need and more. This is great, but when was the last time the average adult past college age stepped into their public library? According to the National Endowment For The Arts, on average 43% of adults read for fun. This means that after school, most students…

Since the invention of smartphones, mobile applications have gained vast popularity all around the world. Nevertheless, the way in which they are designed and how users interact with them nowadays are different from what they used to be. This might make some people wonder whether the applications that they know today will survive or die during the coming decades. History shows that there have been trends in regards to how the applications were designed. It is noticeable that the history of mobile applications consists of cycles and certain patterns repeat themselves. “Initially, we had applications that we would install on…

Anyone who has worked on a project—from a work of art, to writing a story or a program, or filming and editing a movie—knows the frustrations of trying to build and perfect their vision, and any college student knows the stress experienced from deadlines. But at the same time, as a consumer of a variety of art mediums, such as movies, books, video games, and other forms of entertainment, it’s easy to get frustrated or even angry when there is a delay for a release date. Many can assume that these delays will guarantee a better product, but when are…

After President Donald Trump’s administration attempted to ban seven countries from entering the United States, the next step towards changing the American immigration policy might be targeting visas for foreign workers, according to Bloomberg. If these changes are implemented and it becomes more difficult for employers to hire foreign workers, it could change the way in which American companies, such as Microsoft and Amazon, recruit talented workers. Each year, hundreds of thousands of H-1B visa applications are submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The visas, which allow foreign workers to legally be employed in the United States, have been…

When you hear the term “anime,” what is the first thing that pops into your head? Maybe it’s the action-packed, powerful spiky-haired characters from “Dragon Ball Z,” the orange jumpsuit, headband wearing ninjas from “Naruto,” or perhaps the giant naked cannibalistic titans and the military group of teenagers who face them in “Attack on Titan.” Knowing these shows and watching others like them has become more socially acceptable today in Western culture for both youths and young adults. However, anime was not always second knowledge or even well known a few decades ago. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, anime…

With the rising costs of textbooks, many college students are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase the ones that are required for all of their classes each semester. This undoubtedly has the potential to severely impact their performance in class, as their grades may greatly suffer. Similarly, many people are discouraged about earning a higher education because they not only have to think about tuition, but they also have to consider the soaring costs of textbooks they have to pay each semester. A report posted by the United States Public Interest Group in February of 2016 stated that, “Over the…

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