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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.

Jerica Williams, Contributor

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 as a better understanding of oneself. However, the need to social distance and prevent the spread...

What to expect this Halloween

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

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer

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 to enjoy. Students can expect a quiet campus this Halloween, as the annual safe trick-or-treat...

Manage your time and enjoy life

Time management can be difficult, but keeping track of your tasks and obligations can be made easier by using a planner, or making daily checklists.

Kylie Carrell, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

College can be stressful. Sometimes it is tough to manage classes, homework, jobs, extracurriculars and enjoy your social life. Rest assured; you've got this! Time management can be difficult, but here are a few tips to help you get started. One of the most important parts of managing your time is...

Student Life gets creative and stays safe

The staff of Student Life stays busy creating new ways to engage students on campus and through virtual communication.

Kylie Carrell, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

By now, everyone knows that COVID-19 has changed the way the world works. How is a college’s student life functioning during this time? Student Life at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is dedicated to providing engaging co-curricular activities and giving students the best college experience...

SE junior to make difference in people’s lives

Yoselin Rodriguez-Diaz poses in front of the Biology Building where she spends most of her time working towards a career as a physician’s assistant

University Communications, Contributor

October 9, 2020

DURANT, Okla. – Yoselin Rodriguez-Diaz appreciates the sacrifices her family has made to enable her to pursue her dream of a higher education. And while that dream may not be achieved for a few more years, she already has a clear purpose in mind. “I’ve always liked helping people,’’ the Sou...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month to be continued at SE

The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers, “highly-trained advocates 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.”

Ieysha Sanders, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, more than 12 million people per year in the United States are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. In fact, Oklahoma ranks second in the nation for the highest rate of domestic violence according to Unfortunately,...

Happiness and success during dark times

The newly wedded Ervins walk together to lead a Christ-centered life.

Karley Freeman, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Simply put, 2020 has not been the best year. COVID-19, the passing of celebrity icons, wildfires, shootings, sex trafficking, politics and so many other negative aspects have put a dark cloud over many people's heads. Through all this darkness, it is critical to put hope in the lights shining through....

Winning by giving

Student organizations will be competing in Bolt's Food Pantry Fill Up to win a $100 voucher for their next campus event.

Karley Freeman, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Monday, Sept. 21 marks the beginning of a new food drive competition between student organizations. Bolt's Food Pantry Fill Up is a new, fun way to increase the supply of items available in the campus food bank. The food drive will take place from Sept. 21 - 25 in the Student Union's first floor lounge....

Seek and offer help this September

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

It is estimated that every year, one million people commit suicide globally. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 45,000 Americans take their own lives annually. For every suicide, there are 25 failed attempts. It is the second leading cause of death for young adults in the United States....

Isolation inspires unity

Nicole Maldonado poses with a photo from her high school graduation. In the photo she stands with her arms wrapped around her mother and grandmother, whom she has not seen in two years.

Rebecca Carroll, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Nicole Maldonado found herself stranded in Durant when Southeastern Oklahoma State University abruptly transitioned to distance learning over Spring Break 2020. “It was honestly very sad and disappointing because I was very excited,” she said. “The [tennis] team is great and the girls are grea...

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