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LEL K E L L O G G C O M M U N I T Y C OK L LE EG OGG COMM U N I T Y C O L LAprilE2013 GE uin It could happen to you Julia Tanner Staff Writer Every teenager has been in a car. This is nothing new to society. However, the idea of car accidents and young drivers should still be fresh in the minds of the world. In 2010 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every day seven teenagers from the age of sixteen to nineteen die in a car accident. I was recently involved in a car accident. It was a car full of hyper teenagers heading to Denny’s for a cast party. We had just completed the first show of our school play. The driver was over- excited and forgot to check to see if a car was heading our way before he turned. This tiny lapse in judgment caused us to be in a terrifying car accident. The driver received nothing more than a mild concussion, the passenger a few cuts and a concussion. Out of the three in the back, one of which included me, only one of us walked away without injuries. I suffered the brunt of the injuries with a double fractured pelvis which has me isolated to a wheelchair for distances more than a few feet and a walker for the short trips. I cannot sit up from bed without help, nor can I bathe without some assistance. I also suffered a major concussion and brain bruising which for a week straight meant that I could not use any form of technology in fear that it would slow the healing process. Boredom was my best friend. I tried to recall the events of that night without much success. I remember almost every moment up until getting into the car. The next day also is a blank for me. The day after I remember trying to sit up not realizing what had happened and screaming. After that the The accident scene. photos courtesy of The Marshall Police Dept. healing game began. Even though I cannot sleep for more than a few hours straight because of the constant pain, the worst feeling is how helpless I am. I cannot make my own food. I cannot dress myself. I can’t even walk. I have been humbled by this experience, and I am beyond grateful that even though people were hurt, no one died. I have great respect continued on page 2 The hoot on the Hub Jake Smith Staff Writer On March 4, 2013, the upstairs section of the Student Center which is now known as the Hub, is opened for business. This relieved a good portion of congestion in the student services and business departments. The Admissions office, Registration office, and a hybrid walk-in advising area have been relocated to the Hub. According to the Student Services Division, this was concept that has been in the works for quite a while now, and it is finally here. Many construction personnel have been working diligently throughout campus for the past few years, building KCC up with a bigger, better, and newer image. The remodel on the Lane-Thomas Building was just the start. If this is your first year on campus, you might not know that there is even such thing as a Student Center and that the crowded Ohm building offices were just a normal location. As for the employees in these office spaces, they have been counting down the days until their new office spaces in the Student Center would open. Colleen Wright, Director of Registrar, explained, “We did not want to cookie cutter other institutions concepts of a hub, but instead we had to find the best way to make it the most accessible to fit the needs of the KCC students.” The Hub here at KCC is a central location for students to access their web portals and navigate their KRIS systems. continued on page 2 Affordable dental care pg. 2 Parapalooza pg. 3 Jade Bolden tries out the new computers. World book night pg. 4 Veterans writing project pg. 9 photo by Jake Smith He says, she says pg. 12

April 2013

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