SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 • ISSUE NO. 1, VOL 17
MAKE COLLEGE EASIER,
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LIBRARY
By Francesca Demming
School has started, homework is piling up and students are scrambling to prepare for tests and quizzes. Many students need help with research but don’t know where to go. Well the library at the Eastern Campus is a great place to go for help with assignments and research.
John Bland, a student majoring in sociology at Tri-C frequently uses the library.
“The librarians help me with research and citing,” he said. “The help is very good; they have periodicals and books, so it’s not like you’re getting something off of Google.”
The library is located on the third floor in the Student Services building and is open Monday through Saturday. English and math tutors are available to students on a walk-in basis, so if you need help editing a paper, just stop in. Some services at the library would include help with citing, finding research articles and workshops on plagiarism.
John Rasel, who works as a reference librarian at Tri-C, enjoys helping students with their assignments.
“In one week we answered 83 reference questions. Per month I’d say we help around three to four hundred people.”
Anna Lauer, a public services librarian, wants students to know there’s more to the library than just dusty publications.
“We have a fantastic popular collection for enjoyment, and a great video collection as well, it’s not all about textbooks,” Lauer said.
The librarians’ biggest piece of advice is to not be afraid to ask for help and they encourage students to take advantage of the resources that are provided through the library. Also, by developing a relationship with the library, you can learn life-long skills and it can make writing so much easier.
“I hope what most people take away is that you don’t have to be hesitant to ask us for help, that’s what we’re here for,” Rasel said. “We can make the paper writing process a lot easier. There have been a lot of people that come in really nervous about an assignment they have and twenty minutes later they walk away relieved and happy.”
So go to the library and get help with your research and assignments; it will make an enormous difference in your grades and homework. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.tri-c.edu/library.
Vegetarians are destroying the Ecosystem
By Cody Martin Grampp
Everything written is false until proven truthful.
Scientists may have found yet another reason why global warming is happening. The unlikely group that is solely to blame for global warming is vegetarians. The eco-minded person destroys precious oxygen and plants. It is no secret that vegetarians eat nothing but plants. Plants go through a process called photosynthesis, which produces oxygen. With de-forestation increasing every year and vegetarians only consuming plants, the amount of oxygen being produced is not a whole lot. With the lack of oxygen, we’re going to need breathing tubes like Hazel from “The Fault in our Stars.” The average human needs 7 to 8 liters of oxygen per minute while the average vegetarian uses 13 to 14 liters of oxygen. Approximately three of those extra liters are used to describe why being a vegetarian makes you a better person than everyone else, 2 liters are used to call people who eat meat murderers and the last liter is used to blow on vegetables when they’re too hot. We asked Dr. Love to see if this information is real. Even though Dr. Love is an adult film actor, he is a doctor nonetheless. “Well, honestly,” Dr. Love said, “it does make sense, since vegetarians are so concerned with saving animals, the best way for them to do that is to eat dirt. When they eat only plants they destroy too much, so dirt and rocks are the safest alternative.”
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By Sharon D. Clark
Foundation Endowment Grows, as Does Prestige of Speaker
By Marcia Lefridge
The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation was incorporated in August 1973 as a tax-exempt, non-profit for the purpose of collecting donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to be distributed as scholarships and the needs of the college.
The foundation raises funds to assist Tri-C’s 60,000 students through a variety of scholarships in many areas of study.
Gloria J. Moosmann, vice president of Development & Tri-C Foundation, explained how the foundation select its yearly speaker.
“We try to secure a speaker who has passion for education and community college and who will be our advocate for the future,” she said. “However, it was not until the year 2000 did the Foundation begin to focus strategically on a more aggressive fund and friend raising. Since that time, our Foundation endowment has grown from $4.6 million to $43 million today.”