How to Deal with Stress

Kiana Williams | Staff Writer

 

Courtesy of intrinsicbrilliance.com.au

Courtesy of intrinsicbrilliance.com.au

When I was in fourth grade, I threw myself down a flight of stairs to avoid taking a geography test. About a split second after I jumped, I realized that I had made a terrible, terrible decision; I hit the first step with a loud thud and tumbled the rest of the way down, collecting dirt as I rolled like a human broom. When I finally reached the feet of the stairs, several students and teachers rushed to me and tried to help me to my feet. As I rose, I felt a deep shame wash over my body, but I still couldn’t help but think: It was worth it. Continue reading

HAMLET: The Fresh Prince of Denmark.

Kiana Williams | Staff Writer

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Courtesy of meighan.edublogs.org

Here at The Century Times, we are dedicated to preserving the memory of great literary works of the past. We recognize, however, that in this busy world that we live in, it can be hard to find the time to actually sit down and read them. That is why we have taken it upon ourselves to write classy, sophisticated modern day retellings of the classics for your enjoyment. We begin this thrilling journey with Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamlet.

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Parenting Column 101:The Fragile Balancing Act of Being a College Student and Parent

Lisa Erickson | Columnist

 

Life as a parent and student is challenging, but possible!

Life as a parent and student is challenging, but possible!

I hadn’t been feeling well for weeks. I felt like I had some sort of stomach flu. I was nauseated; tired all the time, and my body ached—something was very wrong. After pressure from my family, I finally made an appointment to see the doctor. Continue reading

Most Feared, Most Hated, and Most Imitated

Slave by your own design: Original art by Pawel Kuczynski

Slave by your own design: Original art by Pawel Kuczynski

Keesha Webb | Staff Writer

I am bi-racial, mixed with black and white, so growing up for me was a little different than being purely black or purely white. Despite being half and half, I was always only considered black because my skin is darker than what is accepted as white. My father taught me, as I later came to learn, that most black parents teach their children (especially males) to behave differently when encountering law enforcement, and to give law enforcement no excuse to harm you. Being black, you are usually seen as a threat just on principle alone of the pigment of your skin and that little voice that whispers to many, the assumptions that black males are violent, unpredictable, and usually have something to hide. Continue reading

The Midwest Cowgirl – Alive and Well at Century College

R. Michael Aguirre | Photography Editor

photo by R. Michael Aguirre

photo by R. Michael Aguirre

The Midwest is home to an almost mythical, dying breed; the American Cowboy. But, all hope is not lost in the ever dying off of the ranchers and farmers, who have long practiced the true lifestyle that most of us only imagine as a sport of Western men and women. It’s easy to ignore the idea of that lifestyle as we commute up and down the freeways of technology and concrete to work, school and wherever else we’re going down these highways of life. Continue reading

How to Stay Fit while at Century

Joseph Kaiser | Staff Writer

Photo by Jesse Lo

Photo by Jesse Lo

Another summer has come and gone leaving in its wake fond memories of beautiful weather, beach days, and schedules that were open. With school upon students once again and the workload of classes bearing down, many things that were once valued this summer, sleeping 12 hours a day,  just don’t get the time of day anymore. While school and homework should be a priority in students’ lives right now, there are other things that time should be made for, namely, working out. Some thoughts that may be occurring now may be, “Exercise? Ain’t nobody got time for that”, or the, “I want to but I hate getting sweaty” crap. Continue reading

Doing Homework While Homeless

Angela Garagiola | Editor in Chief

photo by Michael Aguirre

photo by Michael Aguirre

The troubles facing homeless youth made headlines this summer when Miley Cyrus’ date to MTV’s Video Music Awards was Jesse Helt, a 22-year-old homeless man from Oregon.  Cyrus faced backlash when the media disclosed that Helt had outstanding warrants. In the face of criticism, Cyrus tweeted, “Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?” Continue reading