Archive for December 3rd, 2009
The Department of Veterans Affairs has made funds available for Veteran students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed. Eligible veterans can receive up to a $3,000 advance, which will be recouped from future benefit payments. If you are a student who applied for one of VA’s education programs and have not yet received your monthly benefit payment for the Fall 2009 term, you can request a one-time advance payment at your local VA Regional Office or through VA’s website, www.va.gov.
Another year is coming to a close, and in about a week-and-a-half Spartans will be home again, enjoying the Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or Solstice holiday with friends and family.
As shoppers rush from store to store to find the perfect gift and while some couples snuggle up under the mistletoe this year, a few Spartans are a little less than enthused. Finals, flu epidemics, shortage of cash, and a general grinchy sentiment towards the holidays have some students beating the spirit of the season back with a stick. › Continue reading
Jim Carey gives audiences a great portrayal of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday grouch, Ebenezer Scrooge, in the Disney Pixar film, “A Christmas Carol,” now in theaters. Carey’s performance in 2000’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” as the notorious mean one, Mr. Grinch, gave new life to the classic Dr. Seuss character and this year, Carey has done the same for Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” Dickens’ story of giving and greed jumps off the pages and onto the big screen with a big splash, thanks to Disney Pixar’s excellent production and casting.
Carey plays Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted miser concerned only with business matters, even with the Christmas spirit of giving and fellowship all around him.
On Christmas Eve, after grudgingly sending home his assistant, Bob Cratchit, the sullen Scrooge sulks alone in his home when the spirit of his partner Jacob Marley, dead seven years ago on that very night, pays him a visit. › Continue reading
1. When they leave the toilet seat up!
2. When they only talk about killing coyotes all night long!
3. That they watch hunting shows!
4. When they don’t pick up their clothes!
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The women’s and men’s basketball programs had a long week of games over the Thanksgiving holiday. Playing the College of Eastern Utah in Price, Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, and Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, the Spartans were in for a tough week of the first conference games played this season.
The women’s program, coming off of a loss to Western Wyoming, went into the gym to prepare for three challenging games in one week. › Continue reading
Sophomore David Roberts may look like your typical college student here at CNCC, with his plaid shirt and glasses, but many may not know his huge plans for next semester. Roberts plans on going on a mission for the Latter Day Saints to an unknown destination.
“In the Mormon culture, it is an assumption that ALL young men will serve a mission,” says David’s mother and CNCC photography instructor Wendy Roberts. “You are not forced to go, but you are taught from a very early age that it is the good and right thing to do. So, you could say that he is just stepping up and doing the right thing.” › Continue reading
For most, the economy has us counting pennies for almost everything we buy these days, but purchasing Christmas presents this year doesn’t have to be a tough task if you know where to shop.
If you can make it to Grand Junction or Vernal, you will be able to get your entire family presents for a very reasonable amount of money.
Stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Sam’s Club, and Walgreens all hold the perfect present for your parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends–all for a price that fits your budget. › Continue reading
Walking, running, or standing, you know your feet are pretty important, not to mention they keep you upright and stable rather than a liquid blob on the ground (though that is helped by the ever-strong skeletal system).
During winter weather, the sidewalks, the parking lots and any other walkable area is iced over, slippery and downright dangerous. Bet that cold toes aren’t a favorite, either. The right winter footwear is important to have to keep your feet warm and secure and keep you from slipping on the slightest ice patch. Also, a few precautions will help you get through winter with fewer falls.
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