Staff Reporter here, appropriating this space temporarily to announce that because of the Spring Recess, The Phoenix is being published piecemeal this week. Be aware that some stories are lingering from the last issue, and are, in fact, still April Fool’s jokes. We will soon interrupt this commercial message to bring you Pioneer on the Street.
Pioneer on the Street
Last week on short notice, authorities of Gilmer County have considered legalizing marijuana. It was proposed to o improve the county’s economy as well as their spirits. Other substances were considered like speed, crystal meth, and cocaine, but were ruled out because while county officials wanted the college’s students to have a good time, they were reluctant to encourage them to ruin their lives. College students can now purchase their weed out in the open like the respectable customers they are. Local weed merchants can make deliveries to the lobby of Goodwin [...]
According to a article done in recent months from the Washington Post’s Wonkblog a study done by Georgetown University researchers ” found that although the unemployment rate for recent college graduates stood at 7.5 percent in 2012, not all majors gave students an equal chance of finding work. Just 5.1 percent of elementary education majors, 4.8 percent of nursing majors and 4.5 percent of chemistry majors were unemployed after graduating, to take a few specific fields.” and that “that young workers with degrees in agriculture, mining, teaching and medicine are [...]
Ahh yes! the spirit of Spring break is upon us. Almost every college student in the country is gearing up for the festivities and the elderly, heading north to get away from them. Cancun, Panama city, Daytona Beach, the Bahamas and Los Vegas will be flood with drunk, disorderly, and half naked high school and college students. To get everyone in the mood (and thinking about safety) of spring break here are some facts: Panama City is one that top destinations having 500,000 student visitors [...]
Alpha Theta Xi is having jars set up in the musket everyday this week from 10am-2pm for donations. If volunteers raise 5 dollars that equals 1 pie, 10 dollars equals 2 pies, and so on. Students can also buy raffle tickets for a dollar to be placed in our drawing for who pies the winners. The action will take place at the snowball tailgate on Saturday 2/28/15 from 11am-1:45pm out by the Waco Center. If you have any questions let me know.
Finally the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film is coming to a theater near you – Friday February 13, to be exact. The film will be released just in time for Valentine’s Day. Of course, what’s Valentine’s Day without a little S&M or B&D? If you haven’t read the trilogy by E.L. James here is a synopsis of the first book, on which the film is based (spoiler alert). In the first book, literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey; she meets an intelligent [...]
Commercial, Commercials, Commercials and more Commercials:A reaction to the 2015 Super bowel commercials.By Sada Massey | February 5th, 2015 | Category: Pioneer on the Street | No Comments »
Did anyone find this year’s Super bowl commercials, well, um… a little disappointing? Did you expect to see to some seriously funny commercial worthy of bringing up during the office discussions or before class? Instead, you ended up seeing Nationwide’s poor dead little boy commercial or the seriously creepy SquareSpace commercial where Jeff bridges watches a couple sleep. The most important part of the Super Bowl (besides watching the football game) has fallen short of giving people what they want: Funny! What happened to [...]
With the Super Bowl this upcoming Sunday night, there had to be games to get to the teams that are playing in the Super Bowl. These are the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. There was one game between the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts that took place on Jan. 18th. After the game there was evidence and speculation that the Patriot’s balls were underinflated thus making the balls easier to grip and winning the game. The Patriot’s coach, Bill Belichick gave [...]
President Obama announced on Janauary 8 a proposal for at least two years of free community college to students. Students who are enrolled full or part-time and have a 2.5 GPA will have a fully paid tuition, guidelines in the president’s plan. The Federal Government would cover three quarters of the average cost of community college tuition with the remaining cost paid by the states who choose to participate. So the big question at hand, is this a beneficial plan? Criminal Justice major, Autumn Barnett [...]
It is about time for one of the most stressful weeks for each college students, finals week. Finals week is a week of torture for college students and The Phoenix was wondering how students handled the brain pain. Every student is different and the way they prepare for finals differs from person to person. Therefore, we decided to go around and ask students how they survive and prepare for finals week. Students go through crazy emotions and rituals during finals week. Some students go through doing [...]