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Inspiration with Lindsey: Finding life’s perfect chocolate chip cookie

Inspiration with Lindsey: Finding life’s perfect chocolate chip cookie

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

April 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

How do we figure out the right consistency for a batch of raw chocolate cookie chip cookie dough, or any uncooked dough? When we determine the dough’s consistency, we are deciding the readiness of the batch. If the dough is not mixed well enough, we continue working the dough to get the textur...

Inspiration with Lindsey: Taking life instant by instant

Inspiration with Lindsey: Taking life instant by instant

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

April 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Listening to the clinking thumps of Jordan Sparks outrageously large heels in the introduction of her song, “One Step at a Time,” reminded me of the cliché for taking on life in a day-to-day manner. By taking it a step further, we might lighten how we interpret its meaning. For example, we could t...

Inspiration with Lindsey: History as DNA brings purpose

Inspiration with Lindsey: History as DNA brings purpose

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

April 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Backward, the word ‘Lakeland’ is spelled ‘Dnalekal,’ making the first three letters of this word ‘DNA.’ DNA, in this context, is not a literal reference to our cellular structure. Rather, this DNA is our history. As part of the Lakeland community, we all have a part of Lakeland in our DNA. Our t...

Inspiration with Lindsey: Awareness assisting in the quest for peace

Inspiration with Lindsey: Awareness assisting in the quest for peace

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

April 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

For the many times our fingers press the black and grey squared starbursts on our computer keyboards, peace is a feeling that can be gained or lost in this action. Calculating numbers, compiling graphs and translating sentences are other college-related work that can either create or destroy this feeling....

Inspiration with Lindsey: The power of experience

Inspiration with Lindsey: The power of experience

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

March 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Passing clusters of Easter merchandise, a new thing called “Mystery” Peeps caught my eye and generated an idea about life experiences. Taking a closer look at the packaging of these colorless, rabbit shaped and sugar-filled cotton balls, I thought about how the experience of eating one of thes...

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