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As told by Katie

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!”

Those two sentences ran through my mind as I, along with everyone else at Assumption, prepared for the dreaded class registration period.

It’s almost comical that the first thing that comes to mind while registering is a few lines from a pretty morbid (but excellent) book series (because honestly, my life is just a bunch of movie, TV and book quotes).

But as comical as I found it to be, I was also upset that at 7 a.m., as a junior, I was still shut out of a few of my classes. Granted, after most of the English department complained and a section was added, things worked out. But before that, I was nearly in tears as I looked through the catalog to find other classes I could take.

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Guest speaker Bill Frezza tells why students should be more concerned with what our government is doing

Last week, Assumption’s recently formed Young Americans for Liberty chapter hosted venture capitalist, entrepreneur and speaker Bill Frezza. The event, entitled “Free Pizza & Root Beer: A Case Study in Incentives,” started with free pizza and drinks while students began to trickle into Kennedy 112.

Frezza, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, traveled from Boston, Mass., to entertain the audience with stories of his experiences as an engineer at Bell Laboratories in the early 1980s and then later on as a venture capitalist in the bio-technology industry. In a time where technology was advancing by leaps and bounds, Frezza was shocked by the limiting and often downright debilitating, effects of controversial and arbitrary government regulations that were government sponsored corporate monopolies.

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Speaker John Medaille educates students on the economy from the past to the present

On Friday, November 7, students were packed into the Fuller Auditorium, located in the Testa Science Center eager to learn more about the economy from John Médaille.
Although Médaille is an instructor of philosophy at the University of Dallas, he is self-taught in the discipline of economics. The topic of the lecture, “Political Economy and the Welfare State: From Middle Ages to Obamacare” gave people the impression that Médaille would cover the progression of the economy over the years; however, this was only partially true.

“Many believed that economics had to do with law,” he said when he first started to explain the upcoming of economics.

In 1776, justice was used in the wealth of nations and then soon in 1891, the principles of economics were published. However, after talking about the backgrounds of economics, he jumped right to the topic of today’s economic problems.

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Student sets the stage for fall production "Much Ado About Nothing"

As the last weekend before finals approaches, students on Assumption’s campus seek to be wildly entertained. The amplified base in the residence halls serves as a familiar sound for all of our ears, as students take a much needed break from often strenuous academic work.

Well, good news for all. There’s a new form of wild entertainment coming to La Maison u on December 5 at 8 p.m., December 6 at 7 p.m. and December 7 at 7 p.m.

Assumption College’s Merely Players will be presenting William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing as the one and only school play for the fall semester.

Come on down to the Salon in La Maison and enjoy some comedic wordplay, slanderous villainy, elaborate disguises, masquerades and so much more.

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Recipe for glazed carrots brings back fond memories for student

My whole life, I’ve always looked forward to Thanksgiving because of the promise of the glazed carrots my mother would make. Because honestly, who doesn’t love carrots covered in sugar and butter? I would put money on the fact that this recipe, taken from Betty Crocker, is the best carrot recipe around. This recipe makes five to six servings, is a crowd pleaser and is easy to make.

What you’ll need:
1 1/2 pounds of carrots
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated
orange peel
2 tablespoons margarine or butter

How you make them:

1. Cook and stir brown sugar, salt and orange peel in a big skillet until it gets bubbly.

2. Add in the carrots.

3. Cook this over a low heat, stirring it intermittently until the carrots are covered in the brown sugar glaze and heated all the way through (this usually takes about five minutes).

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As told by Katie

I have a confession to make and to be honest, it’s extremely embarrassing, but it’s something about me that most people need to know (unless you’re my roommates, then you already understand my problems).

I, unlike most people in this world, have the uncanny ability to never learn a lesson, even though I made the same mistake a million times.

I know what you’re thinking, Katie, a lot of people don’t learn lessons the first time around, and it’s no big deal. But that’s where you’re wrong; I’ve made the same mistake over and over and still have yet to learn my lesson.

But before I tell you what I’ve yet to learn, let’s start with the fact that I have an obsession with Grey’s Anatomy. Not like the tune in once a week, obsession, but the kind that has made me laugh, cry and even want to throw the remote at the television (this is what you do to me, Shonda Rhimes).

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Student shares why you should be selective in what you wear this season

When we think of fall, we think of sweaters and coats. These are the two items of clothing every person should have in their closets for this season, but just because it’s starting to get cold out, you do not have to compromise your outfit. Here are some tips on how to look your best this season.

Oversized sweaters are the best kind of sweaters. There are many colors from which to choose: white, navy blue, beige, maroon, black and grey. Wearing a sweater that has neutral colors will give you the opportunity to be more playful with your outfit in terms of accessories. You can dress them up or dress them down. Try wearing them with boy jeans or leggings.

A note about leggings: don’t just stick with one color. While black leggings go with everything, try to step outside of your comfort zone and try different patterns and colors. Patterns such as polka dots, stripes and flower prints are in fashion this season.

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Brian Kelly explains why students should know their history, and how it came about

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, the Assumption College History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, presented a lecture with professor and author, Dr. Brian Kelly of Ireland, in Testa’s Fuller Auditorium.

Associate Professor of History Dr. Mark Christensen introduced the event, explaining that Kelly is the Honor Society’s fall speaker. He also made note that many of his own history students were present in the audience. Junior Undergraduate President of Phi Alpha Theta, Jason Pink, gave the audience some biographical background about the speaker and his involvement with Civil War history. According to Pink, Kelly is a professor at “Queen’s University in Ireland, author of the book Race, Class and Power in the Alabama Cornfields, and director of the After Slavery Project.”

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Students are brought back to the Civil War Era in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit

A confederate flag draped over a wooden stand, a table covered with famous artifacts from the Civil War and a variety of instruments arranged in the shape of a semicircle. The aforementioned image greeted audience members on the evening of October 27 at Assumption’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Sponsored by the Provost Office, the Assumption College HumanArts Series presented “Music from the Civil War Era,” an event in which various musicians played songs that emerged during the time of the Civil War.

The performers consisted of Allan Mueller and his Civil War Brass Ensemble, which included guest vocalist Ray Bauwens. Bauwens is an alumnus of the Assumption College class of 1982, and he was thrilled to perform music from the Civil War at his alma mater.

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Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch muffins will change your parties

No party is complete without the customary appetizers and desserts. When preparing food for a lot of people, one should think about how messy it will be, how many people will actually eat the dish and the problem of dirty hands. One way to avoid guests getting contaminated food is by making everything as miniatures. From the entreè to the dessert, this will keep people from taking more than they can eat, and it can provide for easy clean up. These cute little treats will not only make your life easier, but they will be appreciated by your guests as well.


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