As I was sitting doing my own homework for my college classes, my younger brother who will be graduating this year in 2020, sat down beside me at our dining room table. A lot of my friends have a rocky relationship with their siblings at best, and I can’t say much on the topic because my brother and I get along really well. I’d go to say we have a great sibling relationship, and he’s going to be starting here at LCCC in fall of 2020 as an engineering major. He’s always been o
Between school and work there’s hardly any time left in the day to just relax. I find myself at school or work all day and working on assignments when I get home until late at night. My calendar is constantly jam-packed with events and tasks to complete. To keep up with the abundance of tasks and work that needs to be done, I overwork, socialize less, and tend to neglect self-care. No matter how self-indulgent it may sound, self-care is essential for our physical, mental, and
My maple trees are feeling a bit under the weather, and they are running a temperature too. We are in the middle of cold and flu season. People are dropping like flies all around me. As a self-professed germaphobe, I cringe at the sound of someone coughing or sneezing within fifty feet of me, so I carry a constant supply of hand sanitizer strapped to my backpack. I even use a paper towel to open public bathroom doors, well, because they’re just gross. At least I can try to no
I think that at some point in our lives, we’ve all made a New Year’s resolution. Some of us strive to eat healthier, study harder, or learn something new but, in all honesty, we usually end up failing. The most common goal that I see is exercising. Every year I see a new statistic about the massive spikes in gym memberships in January. Now while this might be the most popular resolution, it also seems to be the most easily broken. It makes me wonder if people really realize t
Scrolling through TikTok as any responsible college student avoiding their academic obligations, I came across an account called CouponKatie. As a broke college student, this obviously caught my attention. More bang for the buck, right?
I started scrolling through her – Coupon Katie – page and realized how convenient couponing and outlet shopping is. But as college students, and simply humans in general, we face judgment a lot, which leads me to say: what’s the problem with
On the crisp morning of January 30th, I awoke up feeling congested with a cold, but as I walked across the parking lot of Lehigh Carbon Community College, a wave of gratitude washed over me. My name is Jenny Pacanowski, and I am the founder and director of Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving AND a LCCC student veteran! Today, both my successes collided with a triumphant presentation at the BIG check ceremony from the proceeds of LCCC’s Military Bingo fundraiser. Women Veteran
At the beginning of this winter season, I decided it’d be a great idea to visit my best friends that live two hours away attending university. That day, we decided to visit a nearby town to explore around. All was well until we ate, got back into my car, and turned it on. CLANK. An awful metallic noise was coming from the engine of my car. I thought that maybe I was parked on top of a metal grate, and the vibrations from my car were making the noise. I drove my car to another