Abbygale Hockenberry Staff Contributor


Is sci-fi too optimistic about the future?

Many shows, books, movies and games fall under the science fiction genre, also known as sci-fi. Are we subjected to think that the artificial science portrayed on screen or on pages is what the future will look like? There are a countless number of fiction stories that heavily have science sequences. To name a few film series: “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “The Matrix,” and “Divergent.” There are also video games: “Cyberpunk,” “The Division,” and “Halo.” The list goes on and on. 

Easy ways to develop a positive mindset

 One definition for optimistic is “hopeful and confident about the future.” It can be difficult to have that mindset if you are under a lot of stress, experiencing depression, or have had events in your life that may lead to a negative perspective. As college students, we are put under a lot of pressure and tend to get overwhelmed more than the average person. Staying optimistic can help with that pressure. It allows us to be in a healthier mindset. 

Book Review: "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber

Coming out of a book slump can be difficult, especially if you have not read in a few months — or longer. You may not have the motivation to read, choose to do another hobby that does not take up as much energy, etc. Selecting the right book is crucial because going for the wrong one could just make you more prone to not reading. Picking up something exciting allows a reader to feel that spark again. “Caraval” by Stephanie Garber is that spark.