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The Non-traditional Life: The Joy of Journalism. Is it becoming a profession again?

The Non-traditional Life: The Joy of Journalism. Is it becoming a profession again?

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2012
Filed under The Non-traditional Life

In my first column for the Lakeland Mirror last September, I explained my definition of “non-trad.” Now, as I approach graduation and write my final column, I find myself compelled to tell you what I’ve learned while working as a non-traditional student on this newspaper’s staff. This is the... Read more »

The NonTraditional Life: The liberal arts and the non-trad

The NonTraditional Life: The liberal arts and the non-trad

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter
April 5, 2012
Filed under The Non-traditional Life

I was sitting at the Daily Grind with a friend recently, and she began to give me a hard time about my classic Mickey Mouse watch. I replied that returning to school was making me young again. “But now I can’t make it stop,” I sobbed, “and this is the result!” My friend immediately regretted... Read more »

The Non-Traditional Life: My gift to you

The Non-Traditional Life: My gift to you

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter
March 7, 2012
Filed under The Non-traditional Life

During the nearly two years I’ve been a non-traditional student at Lakeland, I’ve come to appreciate the assistance my traditional classmates continually provide—things like showing me how to use Facebook and Twitter, or how to set up a blog (http://alanfairchild.wordpress.com – hint, hint).... Read more »

The NonTraditional Life: Don’t attempt this at home

The NonTraditional Life: Don’t attempt this at home

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2012
Filed under The Non-traditional Life

Head: Don’t attempt this at home I recall—when I was a traditional student at a large land-grant university during the Seventies—that there were always pranks going around the campus. Many had to do with sports because, well, it was the University of Nebraska. Special days and events like Halloween... Read more »

The NonTraditional Life: Welcome back!

The NonTraditional Life: Welcome back!

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2012
Filed under The Non-traditional Life

I’m beginning to wonder if these winter breaks are worth it. Three weeks off at a time when many of us inevitably come down with a cold that turns into either a sinus infection or pneumonia, and sends us back to spring semester with almost no memory of having had any time off. It’s one of the joys... Read more »

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