Tag: Leslie Lestinsky

Thanksgiving: The forgotten middle holiday

By: LESLIE LESTINSKY Staff Writer @LeslieWriteNow Can we all just take a second and give a little love to Thanksgiving? The fall holidays are upon us in all their glory. Society is quick to celebrate Halloween, and Thanksgiving is often glossed right over to get to Christmas. All the hype and elation that surrounds Halloween

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A closer look at Student Veteran Organization

By: LESLIE LESTINSKY Staff Writer @LeslieWriteNow Veteran Student Services only goes so far to assist former military students in making the transition from military life to student and civilian life. The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) serves to bridge that gap. The club is not campus funded; it operates similarly to other student clubs. Tamika Johnson

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Monument to honor student veterans coming to campus

By: LESLIE LESTINSKY Staff Writer @LeslieWriteNow Student veteran Wayne Weekes came back to IU South Bend in 2015 with a goal in mind—get a monument erected on campus to honor student veterans. Weekes worked for Veterans Affairs over the summer, which got him thinking about experiences and challenges veterans face. He began looking at monuments

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Titan Spotlight: Laury Rubin, AKA Ruby Jazayre

By: LESLIE LESTINSKY Staff Writer @LeslieWriteNow Tell our readers how you landed on the stage name, Ruby Jazayre: Rubin is my maiden name; from that name I have been called Ruby since middle school. At the time I was choosing a stage name, our troupe was called “Semi-precious Stones.” Ruby worked well with that but

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Titan of the week: Ken Klimek, Preface staff advisor talks shop

By: Leslie Lestinsky Staff Writer Ken Klimek: I am the advisor for the Preface and have been for a number of years. I teach, in the School of the Arts, journalism classes, primarily focusing on print. Starting this year, I’m doing a project for the School of Business that matches 25 of the better business

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Titan of the Week: Kwadwo A. Okrah

By: LESLIE LESTINSKY Staff Writer @LeslieWriteNow Professor Kwadwo Okrah has acquired vast knowledge over the years. With a smile on his face, he is eager to share this with all who will listen and learn. “My primary education came from a Roman Catholic school in Ghana, and that continued into middle school,” Okrah said about

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