Giving Thanks, Finding Hope

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Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on all the blessings that have been given to us throughout the year. It is a beautiful holiday because it fosters the humility and gratitude that all of us fortunate people need to have.

We are grateful to have the chance to get a college education. We are grateful for those people who believed in us when others did not, and maybe when we did not believe in ourselves either. We are grateful for family and friends, food, water and clothing. We wake up in the morning and are ultimately grateful to be alive.

However, this particular Thanksgiving is special.

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Keys to a Healthy Lifestyle

Sometimes it’s difficult to reach our fitness goals. The obstacles that stand in the way are often a little overbearing. For college students, living a healthy life can be even more challenging. A full-time college student’s school and work schedule can easily get in the way of starting a new workout plan. Additionally, eating out at fast food restaurants to save time is often seen as an only option for students on the go.

Kimber Mundt, a freshman at Black Hawk College, has discovered the keys to living a healthy life despite the baggage of college living. Although her schedule is busy, just like the rest of ours, she has found a successful way to balance school, work, and a healthy lifestyle. Here are her tips. Continue reading “Keys to a Healthy Lifestyle”

Aunt Helga

helgaDear Aunt Helga

I find time-scheduling hard, especially between school, job, family, and friends. I want good grades and to have time to spend with my family and friends. Is that even possible?

–Drowning in responsibility
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Life’s lessons: Dear sixth-grade me

Here is another submission from last months feature for Hardin, Middle School sixth graders in Montana.

Ask Aunt Helga

Dear Aunt Helga,
I moved to the area last fall from Texas. I’ve found it very difficult to make new friends. Many groups of students attending classes seem to know each other, or have some background together from attending the same high school. I used to be able to make friends easily, but with this change, I’ve found it a lot more difficult to find things I have in common with people around me. What should I do?

— Crossing Texas Borders Continue reading “Ask Aunt Helga”

Ask Aunt Helga

Dear Aunt Helga,
There’s this guy I like and he’s in a couple of my classes. He’s a little older than me, but not like he could be my dad or something. Continue reading “Ask Aunt Helga”