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Christie Lauer

Christie Lauer is a student at UW-River Falls.

April 2, 2009

Prospective students’ wallets supercede academic ability

While leafing through the New York Times looking for an article for an assignment, I came across one entitled “Paying in full as the ticket into colleges.” The article explained that instead of looking at applicants’ grades from high school, the activities they were involved in and their entrance essays, colleges are now looking at […]

March 26, 2009

Strong candy sales defy economy, bring back memories of childhood

While vegging out in my dorm room one day this past week, after many hours of classes, I decided to watch the news. More bailout issues, other problems with the economy, murders, bills that President Obama signed, flood prevention efforts, nothing out of the ordinary. But there was one particular story that I found interesting. […]

February 26, 2009

Sentimental ink justifies permanence

This past weekend while on my way to work, I was wondering what the day would bring. Would the day just drag on? Would the time fly by? What needs to be done? I walked in, only to find my co-worker excited to show me yet another new tattoo she had gotten, added to the […]

February 12, 2009

Modern day Valentine’s Day sells boxed love

We’ve all seen those Hallmark commercials on TV where the guy gives the girl “the sweetest card ever,” or the advertisements for the open heart necklace from Zale’s or the diamond jewelry advertisements from Kay Jewelers…the list goes on and on. Valentine’s Day is the second largest card-sending day of the year, right behind Christmas. […]

February 5, 2009

Four-day school weeks lessen stress, save energy

Bankruptcies, foreclosures, unemployment….we have all heard the mantra on the news lately.  In fact, that’s all that the news stories seem to consist of now. People and finance experts are coming up with more and more ways to help people save money in this time of financial hardship. Some colleges have even come up with […]