Voter Lookup

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With the midterm elections happening next Tuesday – YES, next Tuesday – it’s probably a good time to look at candidates that you want to vote for.  If you’re as passionate about higher education finding as I am, make sure you consider candidates that are pro-higher education funding.

The tool below will give you a copy of the ballet and if the candidate has a website, a link to the website will be provided.  You’ll also get the chance to see how the ballot will appear, for the most part, when you enter your street address, city and state.

For those of you who are college students and have more questions  about voting, ask your student senate.



Netflix has been Gilmored

One of the best mother-daughter TV shows has finally arrived on Netflix: Gilmore Girls.  Sure, Gilmore Girls has been on DVD for years and off the air for seven; but being on Netflix allows more people to enjoy the Friday night dinners, the pop culture references, and the fights between Luke and Taylor.

Okay, I’ll be honest: one of my favorite things about the TV series are all of the interest things that happen at Friday Night Dinners.  For example: the conversation they had on anvils:

And then there is the Halloween candy-thumping ball conversation:

Finally, there is their biggest fight that involves 20-some years worth of anger:

Everyone, be honest with yourselves: you’re like me and wish that your family dinners where this interesting.

And then there are all of the important life lessons, like the 18 problems only bookworms would understand:

So it’s pretty easy to say that Netflix has been Gilmored.

Subcribing to the NY Times

When I was at Bemidji State University taking Mass Communication courses, I had to
subscribe to New York Times print paper and I miss the days of that.

A screen grab of the 9/11/2014 issue of the NY Times

What I do miss, the most, about those days was reading the newspaper in print and getting my hands dirty, to a degree, from the ink.  Thankfully, I finally decided to subscribe to The New York Times digital subscription.  More specifically, the digital opinion option.

Right now, I’m just pay 99₡ for the next 12 weeks.  I figure that spending the .0825 per week isn’t the worst way spend some money.  The downside is that I only have unlimited access to the opinion articles and can only read 10 articles from other sections of the newspaper.

Regardless, it’s still nice being about to read articles like “Generation LGBTQIA” and “California Bill Sets Sights On Curbing Campus Sexual Assault” in different sections.  I’m hoping that I’ll actually utilize.  If I actually use it, hopefully I’ll share them.

Halfway Through The Year

Isn’t it hard to believe that 2014 is half way done?  By now, our New Year’s Resolutions are probably either done or forgotten – I know some of mine are forgotten – and we’re pretty much seeing how predictions are turning out.

I know one set of Predictions I can’t wait to see if they come through or not at the Social Media Predictions for 2014.  Some of the predictions seem like no brainers.  Take a look at number one on the list for example:

#1 Social Media is not an Option.    Businesses must integrate social media into their marketing plan.  It will be expected and will hinder sales if they don’t.

I will admit, I don’t agree with this one completely.  After all, not every business needs to worry about sales hindering without Social Media marketing.  I know that in the town of Tower, Minn., they only have one grocery store.  Residents of the town only have two choices: drive to different town or shop at the one in town.

But incorporating a Social Media marketing plan is anything but dumb.  And since many of today’s youth and people in their 20s and 30s usual social media constantly, it’s the perfect way to get them to interact more with potential customers.

But with the rest of the predictions, we’ll have to wait and see how they shape up.  After all, it’s not 2017 yet; so we can’t see if mobile sales has increased by 87%.  The Google+ one…well, that’s really covered underneath the first prediction since Google+ is a social media site. And so on and so forth.