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Snot Good For You?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Snot Good For You?

Pick your boogers, and eat them too. Why? Although considered a vulgar habit, snacking on your nose-pickings is good for your health. Scientists have discovered that ingesting boogers is good for your teeth and your overall health. (more…)

I Skip

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 2 comments

I Skip

I have been asked several times how I manage a part-time job, a full-time job, school, and being the assistant editor of The Spectator. Well, it is quite simple. It’s all about time management and solid budgets. (more…)

Celebrate Friday the 13th With a Tattoo

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Celebrate Friday the 13th With a Tattoo

noun: triskaidekaphobia

tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bi·a

noun

  1. extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen.
  2. is fear or avoidance of the number thirteen. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia. The term was used as early as in 1910 by Isador Coriat in Abnormal Psychology.

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An Opinion on #TakeAKnee

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Heartland News, Sports, Voices | 2 comments

An Opinion on #TakeAKnee

I’ve only attended a few major sporting events in my lifetime, but each time I’ve witnessed sports fans buying hot dogs, sitting, talking on the phone, or even using the restroom during the National Anthem. So when the country went into a rage over NFL athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, I was a little surprised. (more…)

Mindful Movement

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Mindful Movement

As the American education system continues to change and evolve, we must innovate through the lens of a scientist.  What can we do as educators to better our society?  (more…)

Shade Tree Mechanics

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News, The More You Know, Voices | 0 comments

Shade Tree Mechanics

When was the last time you were driving down I-55 and your lovely Tritan engine decided to throw a spark plug just for giggles and skittles? It has probably not occurred in your world, and if it has, you completely understand the pain and agony of repairing this minor issue that causes such big problems. Regular vehicle maintenance can solve a lot of heartache in the long run, but there isn’t really a guide as to when to do most upkeep. (more…)

Confederate Statues, Should We Keep Them?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Confederate Statues, Should We Keep Them?

Do you believe we are going to rewrite history or correct it by removing the Confederate monuments? Are hunks of marble or bronze really going to tear this nation apart? Perhaps, but maybe for good reason. (more…)

A Farewell to Heartland: Reflections and Lessons Learned

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

A Farewell to Heartland: Reflections and Lessons Learned

by Stuart Stalter

As a student recently experiencing a nice level of success peaking at Phi Theta Kappa membership, I hold credentials qualifying sound advice. (more…)

HELLO SUMMER!

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Voices | 0 comments

HELLO SUMMER!

The Spectator wishes you a fabulous summer and we look forward to bringing you new and meaningful stories in the fall. If you’d like to be part of The Spectator, contact Karla Huffman at karla.huffman@heartland.edu.

13 Reasons Why

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Entertainment, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

13 Reasons Why

Most Netflix addicts by now know the hit series 13 Reasons Why, the story of Hannah Baker, a girl who killed herself and left behind tapes for her classmates explaining how they contributed to her fate. This author has yet to indulge in the series yet – saving it for a lazy weekend – however, the book that the series was based on, originally released in 2007 by Jay Asher, is a classic favorite of mine. (more…)