Archive For November 30, 2010

Students get opportunity to enjoy coffee with Minks

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Students get opportunity to enjoy coffee with Minks

Samantha Perera, Contributing Writer Students had an opportunity to meet SE President Larry Minks and share a cup of coffee with him Friday, Oct. 29. The event, which was held two days after the president’s investiture ceremony, was organized by the Student Government Association and the SE Bookstore. “We thought this was a good way…

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Fraternity volunteers time for service project

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Fraternity volunteers time for service project

David Reagan, Staff Writer/Photographer On Oct. 28, the men of Lambda Chi Alpha volunteered their time and efforts to paint the exterior of the New Life House on the corner of Eighth and University. The New Life House is a newly opened halfway house for women and the first of its kind in Durant. Lambda…

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SE alumni conquer the Appalachian Trail

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SE alumni conquer the Appalachian Trail

Lornna Bates, Staff Writer Darrell and Miriam Parrish, both 59 years of age, completed a five-year long backpacking trek along the Appalachian Trail, spanning 2,175 miles of rough terrain stretching across 14 states. The couple actually met while attending school at Southeastern and currently reside in Abilene, Texas. Considering the Approach Trail, which is where…

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Wayne Jones boasts diverse career experience

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Wayne Jones boasts diverse career experience

David Reagan, Staff Writer/Photographer This month for the teacher feature, I sat down with Dr. Wayne Jones, the chair of the occupational safety and health department, to write what he called “the only biography of Wayne Jones that would ever be written.” I wanted to find out more about the man behind the desk and…

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Students given coffee and keepsakes

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Students given coffee and keepsakes

Every student wants to be invited to something, and SE students received a very special invitation on Friday, Oct. 29. Students always get somewhat excited when something free is involved. I know I do. Southeastern students had the opportunity to have free coffee with President Larry Minks at the SE Bookstore, where students had a…

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A word on Durant’s student appeal (or the lack thereof)

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A word on Durant’s student appeal (or the lack thereof)

As you may have noticed, our paper has recently featured a few conflicting opinions on the “student friendliness” of Durant. Both writers made some very valid points. As Mr. Slawson pointed out, Durant has a fairly wide variety of potential activities for college students. However, thoughts like those of Ms. Creasman not only exist, but…

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Film academy proves rewarding

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Film academy proves rewarding

Tyler Slawson, Contributing Writer It was July 22 as my friends and I were strolling along the conference center in Orlando, Fla., where we had just won first place for our film “Relentless.” “So, Tyler Slawson, now that you have won the award, what are you going to do next?” my friend asked, impersonating a…

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Disturbed misses the mark with ‘Asylum’

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Disturbed misses the mark with ‘Asylum’

Joel Dameron, Staff Writer Disturbed burst onto the current metal scene with their 2000 debut album “The Sickness.” The album spent 103 weeks on the charts, selling over 4 million copies worldwide. It was recently certified quadruple platinum. The singles “Down With the Sickness” and “Stupify” introduced the world to singer David Draiman’s signature vocal…

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‘Toy Story 3’ delivers hilarity and nostalgia

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‘Toy Story 3’ delivers hilarity and nostalgia

Brandi Bunch, Managing Editor The latest in Pixar’s flagship film series recently hit DVD, bringing back another round of warm, fuzzy feelings all over the country. “Toy Story 3” currently holds the record for highest-grossing animated film of all time and for good reason. I will admit that I was somewhat hesitant to go see…

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‘Standing Firm’ proves both inspiring and poignant

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‘Standing Firm’ proves both inspiring and poignant

Tyler Slawson, Contributing Writer We’ve all been in a tough situation at some point in our life. We’ve been writing that paper that is so specific that there aren’t enough sources to support it. We’ve had to give a speech and been afraid of the audience. We’ve been laid off. We all face tough problems…

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