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In the past year, it seems that anything I have set my mind to accomplish and have believed possible, happens very quickly. I truly think that the world we live in, especially in America, is unlimited. I didn’t always feel this way. Actually, the girl I was a year ago wouldn’t recognize the woman I am now. I used to be in an off-and-on rollercoaster of a relationship in which the person I was with wouldn’t allow me to realize all that I had to offer. A year ago, I would have fought to the death to defend his actions; but in retrospect, I was the one who was blind. I wonder how much more I might have accomplished in the past six years had I not put so much value on his perception of me, and had I not let the hurtful words he’d say in order to limit me have any power over my life. The truth is, a hindering relationship like the one I experienced isn’t uncommon. People have them not only with boyfriends or girlfriends, but also with relatives and friends. I have always had enormous dreams that seem unrealistic to many people. I allowed other people’s limited reality set the boundaries to all that I dreamt I could do. It should never be this way. You may disagree, but the life you are living now is the life you want to live. If you are unhappy with it, change it. I wasted a lot of time not realizing how easy it is to take the reigns on my life and get everything I want. We mirror the type of world in which we immerse ourselves. Therefore, surround yourself with people that you admire and rid your life of those who hold you down. The future we dream of is achieved today. What are you waiting for?
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Letter From The Editor Ashley Gr ino ls
SPRING BREAK PICS
SODUKU AND MAZE
“BEER ME” ST. PATTY
LOVE AND THE STARS
“HALO WARS” GAME REVIEW
VEGAS MARKET FASHION DEBUT
HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY
UCO COEDS OF THE MONTH
TOP 5 SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS
“HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU”
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CO-EDS OF THE MONTH
SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS
Motorola Digital Butler Concept Phone
Lifestyle-Friendly E-Book Readers Though the E-Book was somewhat unsuccessful, the newer LifestyleFriendly version is much more versatile than the earlier model. It’s also much easier to carry, and it fits perfectly into a backpack or purse. This gadget offers Internet access, MP3 storage and a whole mess of other options. Price: $350 Film 2 SD Negative Scanner This gadget is great for photography majors. The tiny desktop device scans strips of negatives and puts them directly onto your computer. Price: $180
This strange looking disk is a new phone in development with Motorola. Like the iPhone, the Digital Butler also uses touch screen technology and allows the user to customize the phone’s skin. Whether the circular shape catches on is anyone’s guess. Price: (n/a)
Solio Solar Hybrid Charger The Solio Solar Hybrid Charger is a small device, about the size of a keychain, which absorbs and stores solar energy to power your iPod or other hand-held devices. Just plug it in once to get it going, and the sun will do the rest. Sanyo HD1000 $70-90 This is definitely one of the coolest camcorders on the market today. It offers 1080i high definition for recording and taking still pictures. It also comes equipped with a 10x optical HD lens, which is technology talk for “very awesome.” Price: $250-400
“I think that the film ‘Clueless’ was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it’s true lightness. -Alicia Silverstone “I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” Arnold Schwartzanegger
“What’s Walmart? Do they sell, like, wall stuff?” - Paris Hilton
“The Internet is a great way to get on the Net.” -Bob Dole
“The word ‘genuis’ isn’t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” - Joe Theismann
“Predictions are difficult, especially about the future” -Yogi Berra
“Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” - George W. Bush
“Too many OB/GYN’s aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.” - George W. Bush
By Kaylea Brooks Another Valentine’s Day came and went, and yet again, I was single during it. It never fails that I am dating in every month except for January (my birth month) and February. It’s just my luck. For the most part, I’ve found that when you actually want a relationship, it won’t happen. I’ve also discovered that surviving as a single brings the kind of confidence that attracts the right kind of person. Being happy apart from being with someone is essential before any relationship will work. I know too many friends who are searching frantically for someone to be chained to their side 24/7. What fun is that? I personally like dating casually. It doesn’t usually get past one or two dates because I’m picky, but I have fun meeting different types of guys so I can see what works for me. Not that I’m saying you should go on a dating spree, but college life is about being free, is it not? More power to those who know what and who they want, and stay in long-term relationships. It’s good to learn to compromise—something that I might have some trouble with. I think I’ll know when someone is worth the long-term relationship. I’m not going to let dating define me, but I will be open to dating a decent guy who actually acts like he likes me for me, not how I look. For girls who do want a relationship, let me give you some advice. Men aren’t into overly self-conscious girls. When you are constantly downing yourself, it’s a turn off. Realize that no matter what your flaws, you are beautiful and you should like yourself. Every girl is different; so don’t strive to be someone who is clearly not you. Love the natural shape of your body and the features that are best about you. Emphasize those things. Most of all, you shouldn't care what people think, especially men. If a guy acts like you aren’t good enough for him, forget about him. He’s not worth your time—trust me. When someone is genuinely interested in you and compliments you, say thank you. Don’t down play it, or you may push away someone who is trying hard to show you what he thinks about you.
Three Classic Stouts
The bar around the corner may be selling green lager this St. Patty’s, but in Ireland the color of beer is black—as in dry, roasty stout, the Blessed Trinity being Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish. Poured slowly to allow the prized creamy head to form, these three beers are as emblematic of Eire as shamrocks and Celtic crosses.
Irish beer is not limited to black. Though much less celebrated, there is also the tradition of Irish red ales. The most popular and most widely recognized is Smithwick’s—pronounced “Smid-ick’s”—a toasty, faintly caramel-like ale from the brewers of Guinness, and a relatively recent arrival in the United States. Although brewed to a slightly different recipe than the stuff sold in Eire, it remains a more robust beer than the Coors-produced George Killian’s Irish Red, which is actually a lager rather than an ale. Boston’s Harpoon Brewery contributes to the city’s Irish folk with its malt-accented Hibernian Ale. The Boston Beer Company, makes the nationally available Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale. In the Southeast, people enjoy Diamond Bear Brewing Co.’s Irish Red, while in the Midwest people seem to prefer a drier, more hoppy style, in Kilgubbin Red Ale (from Chicago’s Goose Island Brewing) and the toasty Irish Ale (from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing). The latter is a seasonal beer hoarded annually by loyalists. To the west, Denver’s Great Divide Brewing has a very popular black-beer in Saint Bridget’s Porter.
By Kaylea Brooks Staff Writer
Shortly before Hallmark’s most celebrated holiday, stars made some dramatic changes in relationships—from Rihanna and Chris Brown’s Grammy meltdown to Mandy Moore’s engagement to longtime boyfriend, Ryan Adams. Also, Jessica Simpson once again declared her everlasting love to Tony Romo, but no one’s surprised about that one, and recording artist M.I.A. welcomed home a bundle of joy. So, first off, let’s talk about the alleged abuse that took place before the Grammy’s with who seemed to be one of Hollywood’s cutest and most respectable couples. Though secretive about their relationship status, Rihanna (a.k.a. Robin Fenty) and R&B singer Chris Brown have been together more than a year. The two have been spotted holding hands and kissing at public events—including after Rihanna’s concerts. However, the romance ended after an altercation, Feb. 8. The female victim—identified in numerous reports as Rihanna— received hospital treatments for her injuries. The alleged abuse took place the morning before they were to perform at the Grammy’s, but neither showed for the event. Brown turned himself into the Los Angeles Police Dept. later that day. Brown said he is “sorry and saddened” by what happened, and that “much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs andor reported in the media is wrong,” according to reports. Brown was later released on a $50,000 bail; he is set to appear in court March 5. Rihanna remained out of the public eye and canceled several tour dates in Indonesia where she was supposed to perform with Brown. Brown is also taking the heat from his sponsors. Wrigley announced that it would be pulling all TV ads featuring Brown. Also, the Got Milk marketing department announced they would pull Brown from their well-known milk mustache campaign. Will Smith defended the couple in a statement to Extra, “People should take a minute before they jump on it and judge . . . I don’t think it’s up to us, specifically the media, with such a fast hand to try to chop someone’s head off.” In more positive news: Mandy Moore is officially engaged to her boyfriend of a few months, Ryan Adams. A date is not yet confirmed, but Moore’s publicists confirmed to People that the two are getting married. Jessica Simpson once again publicly proclaimed her love for her NFL boyfriend at a concert last Valentine’s Day. Simpson gushed about her wonderful life with Romo, and dedicated a song to the one who has, according to Simpson, made her see herself in the best mirror possible—more power to them! Musical artist M.I.A., 31, delivered her first child, a baby boy, Feb. 11. Stars are known to give their children weird names, and M.I.A. is no different. She named her son Mathangi Alrupragasm because of her Sri Lankan descent. She and fiancé, Benjamin Bronfman, lead singer and guitarist of The Exit, announced the pregnancy last October.
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This month, our crew traveled to Las Vegas—the fashion apparel market— to scope out the newest, hottest and latest trends for the upcoming season. Here are the major must-haves: Suiting (Structure sexy) For
dudes and divas, a great fitted suit is a must! It’s all about structured separates, crisp, classic silhouettes, and natural fabrics for comfort and elegance.
Bright and Fun Step out and brighten up the day with a splash of bold shades of pink, yellow or green.
This spring, look chic and express your personal style by mixing things you already have in your closet with new statement-making pieces—like bold jewelry, brightly colored bags and fabulous shoes that will last for seasons to come.
Animal print is huge for spring in day and evening outfits. Donâ€™t be afraid to mix an urban-safari look with modern geometric, paisley or floral prints Lady-likeLook Feminine ruffles, rushing and floral are the big must-haves. Choose airy and floaty fabrics, and simple, elegant garments.
Scarves The easiest way to add a PADAZ to any outfit is to wear a richly hued scarf. Chandelier earrings are making a comeback this spring!
The Origin of St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is a widely celebrated holiday in the U.S. and Europe. It is regarded as a day to wear green and have a few beers, but the history of St. Patrick’s Day is rooted in a rich and interesting Irish culture that goes back more than 1,000 years. St. Patrick’s birth name was Maewyn Succat, and he was actually born in Britain, not Ireland, around 389 A.D. As the story goes, pirates took Maewyn, or St. Patrick, hostage when he was 16 and sold him into slavery. For several years, Maewyn worked as a slave in Ireland. Eventually, he escaped and sought refuge in France, where he later became a priest.
One legend, says St. Patrick chased off every snake in Ireland, but biologists refuted this story with conclusive evidence that snakes have never existed in the country. Snakes or no snakes, the story is endearing, and it helps solidify St. Patrick in history as a caring person. In 1737, Boston introduced Americans to “St. Patty’s Day,” and it became the holiday we know and love today. So, when the 17th rolls around, dress in green with a newfound reason, and give a toast to Maewyn Succat, Ireland’s patron saint.
St. Patrick didn’t gain his reputation until his early 60s, when a vision guided him back to Ireland, and he began converting the predominantly Celtic Irish to Christianity. He used the three-leaf clover as a symbol for the holy trinity.
Rod Harris January 22, 1985
UCO Major: Computer Science Favorite movies: Boomerang, Step Brothers, Eagle Eye Favorite music: Sammy Davis Jr. John Legend, Lil Wayne Favorite TV shows: Heroes, Mad Money, The Office Favorite Books: Rich Dad, Poor Dad Favorite Food: Kobe Steak, My grandmothers made from scratch Banana Pudding I’m from Oklahoma City born and raised. In my free time I enjoy working out, day dreaming, watching cartoons and spending time with loved ones. Naturally spontaneous I embrace change and new ideas. I feel my biggest assets are my family and friends; they along with God are my foundation. Being overly ambitious I usually take on a little more than I can handle for example work, school, sports, modeling etc but at the end of the day I always take care of business. Perfection is something I strive for even if it is impossible so on my quest I try my best to learn from other people’s mistakes. I look at everything that happens to me in life as a lesson and I do not regret anything that I have ever said or did. One of my long-term goals is to own enough assets that allow me to be financially free then I could sit back and focus on the finer things in life. Quotes: Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds. -A. Einstein The poorest person in the world is not the one without a nickel..... It’s the one without a dream....
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Emoly West January 6, 1986
Favorite Movies: Pride and Prejudice, Gladiator, Step Up, anything Jerry Lewis Favorite Music: Coldplay, Beyonce’, Brooke Fraser, Lady GaGa, Al Greene, Jack Johnson TV Shows: S.Y.T.Y.C.D. (So You Think You Can Dance), Dancing with the Stars, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy Favorite Books: The Esther Effect, Secrets About Guys (That Shouldn’t Be Secret), 450 Unfinished Sentences, Books of Esther and Proverbs Favorite Food: Sushi and Mexican Food Oklahoma born and raised, I’m no ordinary girl, and have vast ambitions to see the world. Life tends to keep me on my toes, and given that I’m a ballerina, that isn’t a problem at all! I’m thrilled to be nearing the completion of a BFA in Dance performance from UCO, and soon after will complete my second degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in International Studies. I work with several non-profit organizations, and teach ballet and jazz. I walk fast, love to eat, laugh loud, and 3 is my favorite number. Summer time is my favorite, and I absolutely love getting together with my girls for coffee or lunch, planning game nights for all my friends, doing typical girl things like shopping, and not so typical things like bungee jumping over a river in Taupo, New Zealand. As the current Miss Grand Lake vying for the title of Miss Oklahoma this coming June, I’m the proud Aunt of (so far) three beautiful nieces, and look forward to what God’s plan is as I strive to do my unapologetic best in utilizing everything with which He has blessed me.
Contributing Writer-Clint Brown For the average college student who doesn’t find himself constantly absorbed in music magazines, Ryan Adams may not be a household name. Let me preface this by catching you up on what you might have missed on the guy: he writes an uncanny amount of songs, he is unbound by genre— seriously, from folk/alt-country to hip-hop and back—and he does not like to be confused for adult contemporary artist Bryan Adams. With all onstage tantrums and offstage drug problems aside, there is a depth to Ryan Adams that’s not to be overlooked. Luckily, for myself, when I stumbled upon him, I hadn’t been religiously reading music reviews. For this reason, I’ve always been able to take his music with an open mind, despite the persona by which his music has at times been overshadowed. For Cardinology, his tenth studio album and his fifth with the band The Cardinals, Adams has once again proven himself a viable modern-American songwriter, while staying true to the roots for which he’s loved. The honesty of this record finds a man coming to terms with love, perhaps faith, and his semi-newfound sobriety. Cardinology is an authentic look at a man searching for his own individual peace. Furthermore, it chronicles a tightening chemistry between a man and his band. He’s even a bit irked that his own name was included on the album cover, as opposed to simply The Cardinals. With this record and the completion of his contract with Lost Highway Records, Adams can look forward to a bright future for his extensive writing career. Though Cardinology may not perfectly suit the tastes of someone nursed on Heartbreaker, Adam’s first solo record, there are quite a few charms on this record worth checking out. A few Ryan Adams tunes to look into: “Cobwebs,” Cardinology, 2008 “Dear Chicago,” Demolition, 2002 “Come Pick Me Up,” Heartbreaker, 2000
Don’t let the past encroach on the present. Someone could bring up some old events which could open wounds that you thought had healed. If you can avoid someone that you were once involved with, it’s best to stay out of their line of fire. On a positive note however you are compassionate and will want to do something beneficial for a friend. Make yourself available to assist a loved one after the 8th. You have to sort out some financial issues this month, particularly in the first week. It’s best not to get too emotional or you might miss some important aspects of what needs to be done to secure your financial security. On the romantic side of things however, it’s looking good for you and between the 15th and 17th you can expect Cupid to put in a good word for you. You’re feeling luxurious, passionate and in a very generous mood. Don’t ditch your friends however for a newcomer on the scene as this may be shortlived. You are flighty, reactive and perhaps overly passionate with the wrong person. Expect some wonderful liaisons and romantic interludes after the 10th.
You like traveling so it’s not a bad idea early in the year to get away and make yourself scarce. It’s best to get things in order in the first couple of weeks of the month and make your break after the 20th. You may actually have an interesting rendezvous in a distant place.
Your career is spotlighted this month with Venus moving in the upper part of your horoscope. After the 21st things really get going and you’re likely to find yourself in a better position, an interview for a better job or negotiating a pay rise. March should be a good month for you.
Try as hard as you will to bite your tongue, you may find yourself embroiled in bitter disputes with someone you love dearly. There’s no point in creating a rod for your own back by saying more than you need to. You could be in the right but hold back and let the dust settle before saying your piece. The period of the 4th to the 10th should be pretty dicey as far as your relationships are concerned.
You are coming to the end of a rather intense work and/or relationship cycle. This is going to give you an opportunity to kick up your heels and really sit back and relax for a while. Your habit however may be to take on more work and this could be a mistake. Follow the lead of your lover or spouse, particularly after the 14th when a bit of advice given to you will help set a new pathway for you and a positive one at that.
You want things to move ahead quickly this month but you may be obstructed by people at work, close friends or even relatives who have their own agenda. You’ll need to be ruthless if you’re going to achieve your objectives without interference. Between the 19th and 23rd you’ll be rather emotional about some decision. Get a second opinion before committing yourself to a path of action.
The period of the 6th till the 9th is a rather intense financial period. You’re probably doing too much and saying yes to too many people. When are you going to do something for yourself? It’s a matter of committing to yourself, and understanding that you need to be gentle and kind to No. 1 if the Universe is going to co-operate with you. Some good fortune could arrive around the 14th or 15th. Remain aware of opportunities that present themselves at this time.
AQUARIUS Put your foot on the brakes between the 2nd and the 5th. You might think an idea has been perfectly thought through only to discover later on that there are several factors that you had completely overlooked. Listen to what’s being said rather than superimposing your own imagination on a situation, especially if this has to do with some emotional or romantic scenario. Finances fluctuate until the 11th, after which some better opportunities for stability come your way.
You are in a serious mood, particularly between the 11th and 15th. Try to keep things light and breezy and don’t react to people’s opinions about the how and why you should be doing things a different way. If you have confidence that what you’ve done in the past works for you stick to your guns. Your sexual energies are much stronger after the 22nd.
This is an excellent month for friendship, romance and even reconnecting with people from your past. You have several opportunities which is evidenced by Jupiter, Mercury and Mars in your romance zone. It appears this is going to be a busy month so you need to carefully organize your diary especially after the 23rd.
Oklahoma Schools Look to Add to Tournament Legacies By Jack Burk
As the NCAA tournament draws closer, OU an OSU fans are beginning to wonder how their respective teams will come into play come March Madness. The Sooners and the Cowboys both have had histories of varying success in the NCAA tournament. OSU has made an appearance in the tournament 22 times, with a record of 37-21 and two championships. The Cowboys also have appeared in the Final Four six times. The Cowboys definitely enjoyed their highest degree of success under legendary head coach Eddie Sutton. OSU appeared in the Final Four two times under Sutton, once in 2004 and once in 1995. The 2004 team, arguably one of the best to ever come out of Stillwater, looked like it could have gone all the way. But it wasn’t meant to be, as the Cowboys fell short to Georgia Tech in
a heartbreaking 67-65 loss in the Final Four. OU has competed in the tournament 25 times, with a record of 32-25 and no championships. The last time the Sooners played in the Final Four was in 2002, where they fell to Indiana 73-64. This year looks promising for OU head coach Jeff Capel’s team, as they have held a top-10 ranking all season. The Sooners, led by sophomore forward Blake Griffin, have climbed as high as number two this season. The Sooners have been nothing short of dominating in Big 12 play. Through Valentine’s Day, OU has posted a 27-1 record overall, and is 11-0 in conference play. The outlook is not so bright for Travis Ford’s Cowboys, however. The OSU attack, led by guards James Anderson and Obi Muonelo, has shown a tendency to be inconsistent in tight games. The Cowboys suffered tough losses to Big 12 opponents Missouri at home and Baylor on the road in overtime. At 15-9 overall and 3-6 in Big 12 play, the Cowboys hope to get lucky and get a bid to the tournament.
•Health and wellness is becoming more popular every day, but what does it mean to be healthy? Most people say being healthy means feeling good, but there is much more to it than how you feel. •The World Health Organization defines it as: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. •The central nervous system—the brain and spinal cord—is responsible for the unconscious work our bodies do. The central nervous system continually sends messages between your brain and body that travel 325 mph through 45 miles of nerves! 1. You are self-healing. When you cut yourself, your body heals from the inside out; when you break a bone, your body heals the broken bone. 2. You are self-regulating. You don’t have to think about your heart beat, body temperature, digestion, breathing, etc. You don’t have to think about your body working—it just does! In a 24-hour span the following functions occur: •Your heart beats103, 680 times. •Your body pumps 2,100 gallons of blood through nearly 62,000 miles of blood vessels. •Your body produces 69 trillion red blood cells in the bone marrow. •You breathe 23,040 times. •You exercise about 7 million brain cells. **Time Life Magazine; “Fantastic Voyage; The Human Body;” February 1997; page 33
The better your central nervous system is communicating, the better your health. This is why it is important to make sure it functions properly.
Three keys to better health: •Healthy Diet-Eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. Stay away from processed foods and sugar. •Healthy Body-Maintain proper posture. Stretch daily to remain flexible. Exercise three times weekly for at least 30 minutes. Get plenty of rest, and avoid sleeping on your stomach. Receive regular chiropractic adjustments to remove nerve interference and to maintain proper spinal alignment. •Healthy Mind-Practice meditation and relaxation. Get in the habit of doing positive daily affirmations. Clear your mind of any negative thoughts and emotions.
Creating a well-developed resume is the first step to achieving your dream job or internship. It takes employers no longer than five seconds to decide if they are interested in working with you. Employers read countless resumes, so it is important to make your resume stand out from the rest.
Keep your resume to one page. Use only one type of font, and bold or all caps to highlight. Keep information short and bulleted. When organizing your resume, keep the most relevant information at the top, and don’t include activities from high school. Only include honors and activities relating to the position for which you are applying. Remember, less is more. Also, don’t forget to use past tense for things that have already happened. It is especially important to use correct grammar and spelling. If an employer finds misspelled words on your resume, it usually ends up in the discard pile. Don’t use personal pronouns (I, my, me, etc.). Don’t use complete sentences. They waste space and aren’t necessary. Instead, use an action verb and an object. Always make your name bold and the largest piece of information. Include your permanent address, phone number and e-mail.
Provide your education background, including: institution, degree, major, minor and date of graduation. Unless the employer wants to know your GPA, it isn’t necessary to include it on your resume.You may want to include it if it is a 3.5 or higher. Divide work experience into two categories: relevant experience and other experience.You may include internships and related class experience. Stress your work accomplishments, and focus on the results achieved, not on the tasks. • Wrong: worked at AT&T Right: created, motivated, wrote, informed, etc. You may want to include additional section headers such as: languages, computer skills, honors and awards. Include a reference page with at least three references. Include your reference’s name, title, organization, address, phone number and e-mail. Get permission from the person whom you want to use as a reference, and provide them with a copy of your resume and a job description. Proofread your resume, and ask others to proofread it for you.
TOP FIVE SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS Editor-Ashley Grinols Spring semester is a stressful time for college students. Not only are students trying to stay on top of their studies, but many are also making final decisions about what they will do after graduating and starting their lives in the “real world.” Spring break allows students to let go of pressures at school, and gives many their final taste of freedom.
Cancun, Mexico With its beautiful beaches and emerald-green water, Cancun is an escape to paradise. For college students, Mexico’s “sin city” provides the pure craziness of a true spring break experience. If the partying gets too wild, the slower-paced beaches of Cozumel are just a ferry ride away.
Panama City, FL Panama City’s 27 miles of white sandy beaches draw almost a million spring breakers yearly. This year, Xbox,Victoria’s Secret and Banana Boat are a few of the sponsors joining the excitement. Spring breakers can participate in competitions hosted by mtvU, watch concerts on the beach and party at world-renowned nightclubs like Spinnaker’s and Club La Vela.
Listed below are the top five spring break destinations.Whether students choose to stay in the states or venture elsewhere, each of these locations offers an exciting, party atmosphere that keeps thousands of college students returning.
Acapulco is known as one of the top tourist locations in Mexico. Known for being a 24-hour paradise, the beach parties kick-off early and last all day, and an incredible array of nightlife lets people party until sunrise… if they can handle the fun.
South Padre Island, TX
from parties in Mexico, which is why South Padre Island is often known as the “Two-Nation Vacation.”
South Padre Island is one of the most affordable spring break destinations.Vacationers can enjoy everything from concerts and parties to water sports. Spring breakers who are under 21 are only minutes away
Colorado Ski Resorts Instead of heading to a sandy paradise, many college students prefer to hit the slopes. At Breckenridge, the “gem of the West,” skiers can enjoy awesome slopes, great food and fantastic nightlife. Another top choice is Winter Park Resort, which is only 1 ½ hours from Denver, making it cheap to get to by car, bus or Amtrak train. A more costly resort is Aspen, where visitors enjoy excellent slopes and nightlife. Crested Butte and Keystone are also popular resorts for college students.
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Editor-Ashley Grinols It’s a classic scenario, a girl likes a boy but he’s sending mixed messages. She talks to her friends to get advice, and they make excuses for him to avoid the fact that he’s just not that into her. The film, based on the popular book, took in an estimated $10.5 million on its opening night. I saw the movie with a friend the week it opened, and I don’t think the classic scenario only goes for women. Too often, I have known guys who won’t realize that “she’s just not into them.” Still, men are far less complicated than women, and their actions definitely show how they feel. With girls, it’s less likely that they will say what they mean and mean what they say. In either case, when a person really likes someone, he or she will make an effort to be with that person. If the feelings aren’t reciprocated, take my advice and move on. Don’t overcompensate for the people who aren’t worth your time or effort. Stop pining away over your phone waiting for someone to call who won’t; go out and find someone who can appreciate all you have to offer. You deserve someone who will take the time to call you no matter how “busy” they are.
Read the Signs: 1. He’s just not that into you if he’s not asking you out. 2. He’s just not that into you if he’s not calling you. 3. He’s just not that into you if he’s sleeping with someone else. 4. He’s just not that into you if he only wants to see you when he’s drunk. 5. He’s just not that into you if he never wants to marry you. 6. He’s just not that into you if he’s breaking up with you. 7. He’s just not that into you if he’s married. 8. He’s just not that into you if he has disappeared on you. 9. He’s just not that into you if he’s a selfish jerk or a bully.
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Island Long Iced Tea
Ingredients: 1/2 oz triple sec 1/2 oz light rum 1/2 oz gin 1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz tequila 1 oz sour mix cola lemon wedge for garnish
Preparation: Pour the spirits and soumix into a collins glass with ice. Stir well or shake.
Top the glass of with cola. Garnish with the lemon wedge .
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz gin 1 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz sugar syrup club soda maraschino cherry for garnish & lemon slice for garnish OR 2 oz gin sour mix soda water orange slice for garnish maraschino cherry for garnish
Preparation: Pour the gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup in a collins glass with ice cubes. Stir thoroughly. Top with club soda. Garnish with the cherry and lemon slice.
Cosmopolitan Ingredients: • 1 1/2 oz vodka • 1 oz Cointreau • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice • 1/4 oz cranberry juice • Orange peel for garnish Preparation: Shake all the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel. Optionally, use citron vodka in place of unflavored vodka for a fruitier taste.
Mai Tai Ingredients: • 1 oz light rum • 1/2 oz lime juice • 1/2 oz orange curacao • 1/2 oz orgeat syrup • 1 oz dark rum • maraschino cherry for garnish Preparation: Pour all the ingredients except the dark rum into a shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass half filled with ice. Top with the dark rum. Garnish with the cherry.
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