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An adventure to last a lifetime

The Langleys dance during a photoshoot in the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Photo courtesy of Mallory Langley.
December 11, 2020

Mallory Sykora Langley recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime summer of traveling. At only 24 years old, she has traveled to 42 states and visited more than 10 national parks. Thirty-eight of these...

Practical gift ideas for college students

When it comes to gift giving, it truly is the the thought that counts. Don't stress too much about finding the most perfect, most expensive gift this season.
December 9, 2020

College students might seem difficult to shop for. After all, they are adults with their own interests, and they may feel awkward asking for gifts. If you have found yourself in need of ideas for your...

College entrepreneur turns social media into a thriving business

Michaela Ervin learned from the minor setbacks of her first business venture, and has now signed four clients in the first two months of opening her new marketing business.
December 3, 2020

Michaela Rule Ervin started her first business in high school, but it wasn’t as successful as she had hoped. She learned from her mistakes and recently started her second business, Michaela Ervin Marketing,...

Friendsgiving celebration hosted by Durant Main Street

November 9, 2020

Durant Main Street hosted their November First Friday event, Friendsgiving, on Nov. 6 in Downtown Durant. First Friday is a monthly event organized by Durant Main Street, a non-profit organization that...

Rainy day activities to help you feel productive

Rainy day activities to help you feel productive
November 2, 2020

This past week gave us a preview of the cold and rainy autumn days we can expect in the coming month or two. On days like this it can be easy to put on a Netflix show and binge-watch all day, but if you...

Netflix and thrill

Shhh! Grab your favorite snacks, log in to Netflix and binge watch a few of these Halloween classics that are sure to thrill.
Top ten best Halloween movies ever
October 29, 2020

Halloween is upon us once again. As leaves turn and pumpkins grace every doorstep, the feeling of spooky excitement is in the air. However, Halloween is not complete until you join in on the fun of...

TikTok ghost trend popular with college students

Jillian Parsons, SE student, and her friends visited Downtown Durant to take advantage of the Magnolia Mile Art Alley's Halloween decorations during their ghost photoshoot.
October 28, 2020

TikTok has been the starting place of many unique, mood-lifting trends during these trying times. A recent Halloween themed TikTok craze has captured the nation's interest, and many college aged students...

Staying connected while staying apart

To spice up communication with distant friends, try taking a photo and creating a custom postcard to surprise them with in the mail. This can be as simple as stepping outside and taking a quick snapshot of the view. You could even do a series documenting face masks that match your outfits.
How to stay close with friends who are six feet or more away
October 22, 2020

Building connections and lifelong friendships with other students is a huge part of what makes college so impactful. Friendships obtained in college can influence the discovery of new passions, as well...

What to expect this Halloween

The Magnolia Mile Art Alley in Downtown Durant is lit with hanging pumpkin lanterns for the Halloween season.
October 20, 2020

Halloween will be looking different this year in wake of COVID-19. While all Halloween events directed by the city have been cancelled, there are many other activities for students and members of the community...

Staff member vlogs trip to Florida

October 15, 2020

On Oct. 4 through Oct. 11, myself, my husband, Kaden Sanders, and our friends Dale and Destiny LaRue, traveled to Destin, Fla. for a much-needed vacation. In Florida, we rented an Airbnb complete with...

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