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Ashley Cress

Ashley Cress

Ashley Cress is a student at UW-River Falls.

09 Dec 2010

Columnist shares a jovial poem

As the semester comes to a close, your thoughts may be drifting toward winter break. Unfortunately, before you head home for the holidays, you must first endure the dreaded finals week. Here is a festive finals week poem to help alleviate the stress: ‘Twas the night before finals, when all throughout campus, Not a student […]

02 Dec 2010

Contradictions, paradoxes riddle networking giant

If you are one of the millions living in a world called the internet, perhaps you have encountered the beloved monster that is Facebook. Alright, more appropriately phrased, unless you have been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard of and probably use Facebook. Possibly your parents have asked you time and again to […]

04 Nov 2010

Classrooms lack civility, professionalism

A few days past, I sat in a pensive state staring out the door of one of my classes, listening semi-intently about the injustices of the Jim Crow era. Thinking back to what life might have been like in the early 20th century, I silently thanked the women of centuries past for giving me the […]

28 Oct 2010

Columnist challenges peers to resist Facebook

After sitting down to think of a clever topic to cover in this week’s column, I will admit, I have checked my Facebook at least ten or more times. Not only is Facebook continuously pulled up on students’ laptops, but just when you thought the person next to you in class was texting, they’re actually […]

21 Oct 2010

Classroom distractions neglect common courtesy, reveal flaws

Flipping through the channels last week, I happened across a rather intriguing story on the news. Turns out a math teacher, Donald Wood at McGavock High School in Tennessee, flipped out on his 11th grade algebra class. Apparently, he could not deal with the students’ disruptive behavior and decided to cope with his stress by […]

07 Oct 2010

Cell phone abuse across campus produces intolerance, irritation

If you look back at your life, it is likely that some of the best conversations you ever had were at a dining table, at home, at a friend’s house or at a restaurant. Indeed, having lunch with my friends is something I look forward to every day. Whether our conversation is something light, like […]

23 Sep 2010

Various sidewalk travelers create apprehension

Have you ever found yourself dreading the walk to classes, not because you are not particularly looking forward to the class, but just the act of walking itself? Of course, we have all been there; some of us have even voiced our dreams of teleportation out loud.  But what is it about our daily sidewalk […]

17 Sep 2010

Eavesdropping can be an educational experience

Ask anyone what their favorite day of the week is. Actually, don’t bother; of course they will answer Monday. Especially if the Monday in question is the first of a new school year. Who doesn’t love waking up at six, no six thirty, actually, make that seven, just to go sit in a cold, hard […]