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When a student is choosing a major he/she should consider their passions and what they enjoy doing. Are you creative? Are you structural? Are you talented in math and/or science? A major is the overall broad subject in which a student wishes to study with the hope of doing something with this knowledge. A minor is more specific. A minor basically allows students to “cover two topics without double majoring,” said Matthew Battista in Career Planning. For example, a marketing major would be well connected with a psychology, art, multi-media or journalism minor, depending on what exactly the student would…

Freshman Lane James “thinks for herself.” By blogging, she hopes to raise awareness on feminism along with other subjects; she hopes for debate. Without her knowledge on the history of suffrage, her passion and inspiration to raise awareness for equality would not be such an impact to others. James has experienced many times when fairness what not present. For example, she was raised much differently from her brother. The expectations for a girl were not raised nearly as high as she had hoped of achieving. In high school she was on the ballot to be the president of the student…

As the ten year anniversary of hurricane Katrina’s destruction has recently passed, it is important to remember the damage caused in the wake of a category 3 hurricane. Many students who attend Saint Leo have never experienced a hurricane as they either live out of state, or out of country where the risk of a potential hurricane is much lower.  As such, there are many students who may be unsure as to what precautions to take in order to keep themselves safe during a hurricane. “We constantly track storms using the weather station we have on campus,” said Jose Caban,…

Sleeping is an extremely important part of the day for every human being, including university students. So why is it that many university students share the common problem of a lack of sleep? There are multiple reasons for this problem. Sleep disruption is a common problem that is influenced by several differing factors. According to a study by Rahimian Boogar and Ghodrati Mirkouhi, the influences that cause a student to lose sleep can range from various physical, emotional, and social factors. A student’s studying habits can influence how well the student may sleep later in the day or even if…

Student bank accounts typically come with a lot of benefits. According to what type of account it is and how it is used, can be beneficial or troublesome. Debit cards can be beneficial because they teach students how to save and manage money. Credit cards however, can cause students to think they have money that is not there, and if they are used improperly, it can be detrimental to their credit rating and make it hard to finance in the future. Debit cards can be very beneficial for students, and they are safer than credit cards. “I think they were…

The 20th Thanksgiving dinner was located at the Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Center on Nov 26 and was held by the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. The event put on by S. Mary David Hydro is meant to draw in a diverse group of all ages and ethnicities.                 The night before the event, 15 volunteers peeled and diced a record breaker of 120 pounds of potatoes in 45 minutes. Meals were delivered to 45 women and children at the Sunrise Spouse Abuse Center. 40 meals were delivered to the homebound, and 28 meals were delivered to the Dade City…

[wpvideo v4Cvgp8Z] Universal Orlando is home to many wonderful attractions, various forms of entertainment for young and old. However, every year, when the Halloween season rolls around, the park undergoes a grim transformation. Fog fills the streets of the park, actors dressed as monsters and fiends wander about, and blood and gore abound. This is, of course, Halloween Horror Nights, Universal’s yearly Halloween event that lasts from Sept. 18 to Nov. 1. Large amounts of people flock to the park during this event, hoping to be scared, horrified, and to have a wonderful time. This year is particularly special…

The University always welcomes new faculty, staff, and students at the beginning of each academic year. This fall, besides largest incoming class of freshmen in its history, the University welcomes its new president, Dr. William Lennox Jr. Lennox has had a long and distinguished career before coming to the University as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2008. He attended The United States Military Academy at West Point where he received his bachelor’s degree in international affairs. He received his Master’s and PhD in Literature from Princeton University. His doctoral dissertation is on American war poetry.     In…

There are twenty-nine emergency blue light call boxes on Saint Leo University’s campus, but how many people actually know about them or even know where they are? Despite the twenty-four-hours-a-day seven-days-a-week campus security officers who travel on foot, golf carts, and even on mountain bikes, campus safety cannot be notified about every incident, but the emergency blue light call boxes can help control these incidents. Some school campuses in America have blue light call boxes that connect to their local police stations, but the blue light call boxes on Saint Leo University’s campus connect to the emergency phone in campus…

On Sunday, Oct. 11th as a conclusion of the Fall Family Festival at the University campus, Saint Leo hosted a charity event. About 50 people finished a 5K long race to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. Similarly to last year’s Breast Cancer Awareness 5K walk/race, this fall, Saint Leo University hosted Walk for Wishes 5K. The event was organized by the Student Government Union, the Campus Activities Board, and Saint Leo Athletics. About 50 people, including students and their families as well as the local community, had decided to take part in the event. Everybody who wanted…

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