Hobbies and Passions
We all have different passions and this month our contributors share their love of everything from video games to embroidery.
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“I never liked boats. You’ve had to hogtie me before you could get me to go below decks. I flew propeller craft commercially before I ever worked anywhere else. I miss seeing the world become so small beneath my wings.”
BY CHRIS GERARDI
Within Fitchburg, especially near the campus, there is one place that has been there for students when it comes to their late-night food needs. Superfans, which is located across the University, looks like just a hole in the wall, for about five years now. But looks can always be deceiving. The employees work until the early morning hours.
BY HEATHER GURECKI
Over the weekend I woke up with a cough: the kind you know is going to get worse before it gets better. I knew I was about to embark on a harrowing journey. It wasn’t until the next day I had full-fledged influenza: chills, dehydration, fever, loss of appetite, body aches and sweating. I was couch-ridden, sweating through my clothes trying to sit or lay in any position to relieve discomfort, but to no avail.
BY HEATHER GURECKI
It’s the middle of the night here in Fitchburg and it has just stopped raining. I crawled into bed and cracked the window next to me for some fresh air. I can still hear the last of the water falling off roofs and trees until it soaks into the ground. It acts almost like a beat, the rhythm of a song, and the drunkards wandering back home are yelling and shouting the chorus.
BY HEATHER GURECKI
Do you ever wonder how water differs from company to company? Have you ever noticed the variety of smells water seems to have? From Dasani’s sweet flavor to your favorite breakfast places pungent smell of tap, what exactly is the difference, and why does it matter?
BY STEFANI MUÑOZ
I associate libraries with the money I save from borrowing rather than purchasing a book. But sometimes we take this service for granted. Just think about it for a second: free education to anyone who’s willing to utilize it.
BY SAMANTHA FOSTER
Raising a daughter can be a challenging task, especially when it feels like the world is somehow against her just for being female. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions is a book that can help fellow parents or guardians give their daughters the tools they need to become strong independent women who love themselves despite what society may think about them.
BY NICK TROTTO
The semester is coming to a end.
You have worked hard all year long, and the countless hours spent completing homework and preparing for class are finally coming to an end. Everybody around campus is cramming for their finals and doing everything possible to get that GPA up.
BY SUZANNE KARIOKI
Marvel announced Black Panther back in 2014, and while many fans were overjoyed, more still were anxious: after Exodus: Gods and Kings or Dreamworks’ attempt at Ghost in the Shell, it was obvious that Hollywood had a problem with sticking to the source material. What if - to the surprise of no one - they added a white sidekick to make T’Challa more palatable? What if the cast of a movie set in Africa was more White than Black - because who, Hollywood insisted, would want to watch a movie without a white face?