Taking the Plunge for the Glory Hole!

Everyone gathered at Auke Bay on Feb. 7 for the 17th Annual Polar Plunge. There ended up being 50 jumpers and 75 onlookers in attendance. The temperature was pretty chilly and there were windy conditions in Juneau that day. The high temperatures for the Plunge were in the teens, and with the wind chill people were reporting that it felt like it was below zero!

Literary Traditions: Children’s Literature

Now, the first question to ask about any kind of literature is what makes it different from any other kind of literature. Children’s literature is often thought of as very different. For most, children’s literature is made up of fairy stories and other ‘childish things.’ For Tolkien, however, fairy stories were never necessarily connected with children.

Treat Yo Self

You do need to treat yourself, but it doesn’t have to be by spending money! Self-care is one of the most important parts of daily life, not to mention young adulthood, and it’s something that is really frequently overlooked in favor of a myriad of things that get in the way: social activities, late-night studying, early-morning studying, work, etc.

Madness and Music

Spring semester of last year, for me, was one of the most stressful semesters I have ever had. I became so bogged down in theory, books, and essays that, one evening, I did something rash; something that actually helped me keep my sanity and finish the semester. I bought a tin whistle.