Abigail Sivyer

Let Valentine’s Day prompt acts of love all year long

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How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? How much money did you spend? According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, the average customer was projected to spend $136.57 on their loved ones this year. (Obviously not too many college students took the survey.) Chances are you didn’t spend that much, but most of us

Career Fair to connect students with employers

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More than 60 companies will be on campus to recruit students for internships, summer jobs and full-time employment at the Career Fair next Thursday in the Davis Room of the Dining Common from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Companies that will be recruiting include ScanSource, State Farm, Answers in Genesis, The Children’s Museum of the

What’s your 100-day plan? Aim high, keep your word, get busy

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Exactly 2,400 hours and 144,000 minutes go by in the course of 100 days. A lot can happen in 100 days. America is beginning to evidence the power of 100 days since Trump’s inauguration three weeks ago. President Trump’s 100-day plan has flooded the media since November and caused much controversy. His plan includes repealing

Human interaction versus convenience: worth the trade?

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On Monday Starbucks announced the launch of a new voice ordering feature to their mobile app. An extension of Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay (which allows customers to order ahead of their arrival at the store), My Starbucks barista is an Al-based virtual assistant that will enable customers a simpler alternative to order by voice

When winter blues begin to set in, find purpose in the Light

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January is nearly over. The newness of the New Year has worn off. The excitement of Christmas past has already faded into memories.  No more ornaments to hang, wreathes to place or presents to wrap. No more casseroles to bake, parties to attend or fireworks at midnight to enjoy. What next? With the most celebrated

Column

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Have you ever pulled up to a drive-thru window to find that the person in the car in front of you had already paid for your order? When I worked at Starbucks, I was always surprised when someone would start a “pay-it-forward” chain. The next person would pull up to the window, try to hand

During this busy commercial season, be kind to employees

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Imagine that finals are over and you’re back home. You’ve slept a few days and now are ready for some Christmas shopping. Traffic is a mess. You get stuck at the same light for five minutes and why is every single Christmas station playing “The Chipmunk Song” at the same time? Finally you get to

Look beyond yourself this Christmas Break: give to others

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About 600 hours—that’s how many hours we get to enjoy during Christmas Break. Eat. Sleep. Shop. Repeat. That’s how most of us plan to spend our break. We’ll eat all the yummy holiday foods, catch up on some much needed sleep, shop for those last-minute Christmas gifts, and we’ll repeat this cycle for a majority

Responding to riots, national unrest about Trump’s election

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Burned property, destroyed flags, flipped cars, blocked highways. “Not my president.” “No more Trump.” From Portland to Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, riots  and demonstrations have been a widespread response to our newly-elected president. Some universities have responded by canceling classes and moving due dates to give their students “time to cope” with the election results.

Superbike murders remind us of our fallen human nature

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The Superbike murders case, where four people at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee were shot and killed in 2003, came to a close this past Saturday in connection to a recntly-solved missing persons case. Todd Kohlhepp, the sex offender accused of kidnapping Anderson local Kala Brown and murdering her boyfriend, Charles Carver, confessed to the four

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