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The Real Story of Online Holiday Shopping

By Alicia Lux

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With the holidays coming up soon such as Hanukah, Christmas, and Kwanza, gift giving is going to be on the front of our brains and adding to the looming pressure of upcoming exams. I personally have many birthdays and anniversaries in my immediate family quickly sweeping in. With full schedules and shortened days, it leaves us with less time to leave the house to peruse the shelves of local department stores. It becomes easier to find the perfect gift with the touch of our fingers elegantly dancing across the touch screened devices while waiting for the next class or shift to start. What is the easiest and fastest way to whittle down the gift list? Online shopping of course! Amazon, Ebay, and Zulily are flooded with shoppers as the clock winds down ticking towards the craziness of gift giving bliss. I do not want to go broke on gift giving, so I want to get the most for my money.

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Glide into a new wave of Video Texting

By Nikesha Harris

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Unable to FaceTime, Hangout, or Snap Chat?  No problem. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user there is a new form of video texting that complements any user with a switch view camera. This new software app called Glide.

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All You Need To Do Is Speak

By Bethany LeSuer & Danielle Long

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Have you ever had a great idea pop into your head but you were not able to write it down? These thoughts do not always come back to you later, but now you can dictate into your smart phone by using a voice memo app.

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The Social Revolution

By Karla Judy

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An Egyptian man names daughter “Facebook!” Twitter usage exceeds 250,000 during the Ukrainian protests. People all around the world are using social media for more than personal networking. These days a simple tweet can start a revolution. From Arab coups, to Occupy Wall Street or the tea party movement, individuals are finding their voices and spreading information through these free tools. In the Ukraine, citizens used social media to organize protests. Ironically, police used the same media to protect the public when things became violent. Greg Satell at forbes.com. says “the playing  field has been leveled”. Before social media, large conglomerates or governments controlled communications. Now the populace has the ability to author and control more information and Governments are paying attention.

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Free Stuff, Free Gas, Free Convenience?

By Spencer Curry & Kegan Ham

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How much do you pay for gas? It’s outrageous, right? Wouldn’t you love a solution that saves you money? Well, as cost-conscious student, we have found one at MAPCO. We are sure you’ve heard about them, but you might not realize the benefits they offer. We hope that this post will enlighten you on the subject.

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Fashion Meets Fitness

By Magen Bain & Sarah Murphy

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Have you ever thought about how much you really walk during the day versus how much you just sit around? Right now, a wearable device called the Fitbit is a great way to monitor your activity level! The Fitbit allows you to track how far you have walked and how many calories you burn. Not only does it track your activity during the day, but your calorie intake, weight, and sleep patterns as well. It also syncs automatically and wirelessly to your Apple, Android, or Windows phone. You can even keep up with your progress online or on your phone using your Fitbit app!

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The Truth About Facebook Messenger

By Jessica Reynolds & Georgiana Lamar

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Do you have the Facebook app? Most people do. Have you noticed that you can’t get messages through your app anymore? Well, there is a reason for that. Facebook is now requiring that everyone download the Facebook Messenger app which is causing quite an uproar. Huffington Post wrote an article about the app, its terms of service, and how it requests a lot of personal information. The article mentioned that the app could; send text messages, call people, record audio through the microphone, take pictures and videos, and read data about your contacts – all without your knowledge.

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Athens State – One Small Step for Your Wallet, One Giant Leap for Your Future

By Amanda Cates

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As graduation inches closer, I am beginning to reflect more on my college experience – particularly here at Athens State. I started college immediately after my high school graduation. I knew that I would be in college for at least four years because I decided to pursue a career in secondary English Education. I did not want to waste any time. I spent the first two years of college at Wallace State. I made the decision to begin at a community college because I believed this would be the best way to make the adjustment from high school to college. Wallace is only thirty minutes from my home, so I would be able to commute without living in a dorm. Also, many of my high school friends planned to attend, and I had classes scheduled with a few. I enjoyed participating in the Sigma Kappa Delta honor society and talking with my English Professor about my career choice. Before I realized, it was time to choose another institution to complete my degree.

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The Tragic 1909 Typhoid Fever Epidemic

By Sara Love

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In was 1909; Athens Female College entered its sixty-sixth scholastic year on the 15th day of September. The previous five years had been the most successful years in the entire history of the Institution. In addition to local students, there were 151 boarding students enrolled from across Alabama and adjoining states. The faculty was made up of 23 excellent administrators and teachers. The health of the entire College community seemed perfect. College records indicate that only two deaths had occurred during its history and those occurred before the Civil War. On October 14, 1909, there was not a sick person on the campus.

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A University Tradition – A Family Tradition

By Tena Bullington

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Please note that this blog article preludes the Founders Queen and Court ceremony on October 22 at 6:00pm in the Parlor of Founders Hall.

Founders Queen and Court is an historic event that has taken place at Athens State University for over fifty years. These honors have been bestowed upon women exemplifying Athens State’s mission and as those chosen are voted upon by their student peers it is truly an honor.

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