Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

April 28, 2018

In What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Murakami discusses his experiences with long distance running and novel writing. Perhaps surprisingly, he’s found that two practices require a lot of the same kind of organization and concentration. This book goes far beyond running, however. Murakami discusses aging, death and change. He discusses the changes in his own life that occured when he uprooted his life to become a novelist, and the changes that occurred when he became more focused on his health. Read More

A Year of Love

April 25, 2018

Rather than starting the new year off with resolutions that picked apart and magnified my insecurities, I wanted to begin 2018 with something derived from a positive place. I decided to spend this year loving myself. Do not get me wrong, I am not stopping myself from any possible romance. It honestly was the lack of romance in my life that led me to be informed of the real issue. I could not expect anyone to love me if I did not truly love myself. Read More

10 College Habits You Will Regret in 10 Years

April 25, 2018

College is a harbor for a commonly classified time to “have fun” or “let loose” but there are many habits that we engage in at this time in our lives; habits that can haunt us in the future. Those that we will learn to regret in the subsequent years of our life. Here is a collection of habits we all tend to partake in during our college career that have the possibility to burgeon and effect our futures. Read More

There’s No Place Like Bibo

April 24, 2018

Bibo Coffee is a staple in the university community as much as it is in the Reno community. There are four Bibo locations, each of which offer an alternate coffee shop experience. When heading to the coffee shop there is a desired vibe that offers comfort and familiarity, Bibo Coffee is worth every location as it infuses these whimsical desires. Read More

TMCC to Present Tiny House Plans to City Officials

April 22, 2018

Jim Severt, an architecture student at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is working in coordination with TMCC Instructors, Kreg Mebust and Todd Copenhaver, to help generate plans for a tiny house community for the homeless youth in Reno, Nevada. While the project started off as Severt’s independent study class, Severt said that both instructors have pulled in their classes to help work on the project. “Now we have this conglomeration of people all working together,” he said. Read More

Northern Nevada Literacy Council Helps Create New Workforce

April 04, 2018

Northern Nevada Literacy Council (NNLC) is a local nonprofit that seeks to educate adult learners and accepts students 17 years of age and older. NNLC’s free programming includes Citizenship classes, High School Equivalency (HSE) classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and Career Pathways, which helps students and graduates of HSE to further their education or find a career. Read More

A Premature Journey

March 31, 2018

The decision to bring another life into this world was made for me. Mine was the decision to take responsibility for that life. I’m just a guy doing my best to make sure the person I brought into this world is the best and happiest person he can be. It is difficult. It is frustrating at times. It is an all-consuming duty that supersedes everything else in my life. This life has been hard, and I am tired. I am exhausted. I am happy I stepped up to the plate, but I would not want to endure it all over again. I will continue to shoulder this responsibility alone for as long as I live. My son is worth it, and he deserves all the love in the world. Read More