Olympic athlete Pistorius accused of murdering girlfriend

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Feb 152013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

          Oscar Pistorius is facing charges for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot multiple times and died early Thursday morning at Pistorius’ home. The 30-year-old Steenkamp was a rising star known for being a show contestant on reality TV and her work as a model.  

The prosecution is now saying it was premeditated murder , which means they will be upgrading the original charge of murder.The news of Pistorius murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day came as a shocker to South Africa and all of the double-amputee’s fans, and they were stunned even more when the  prosecution accused Pistorius, the former national hero and global icon, of intentionally shooting his girlfriend.

Police said the victim was shot four times at Pistorius’ home in a gated community in an eastern suburb of Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. A 9 mm pistol was found by officers inside the home.

Pistorius made history last year at the London Olympics, becoming the first double-amputee athlete in track to compete at the Olypmic Games.

English: Oscar Pistorius during 2011 World cha...

English: Oscar Pistorius during 2011 World championships Athletics in Daegu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Seven Sex Positions to Try With Your Valentine

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Allison LeCain

Roses, chocolates and love poems are typical Valentine’s Day presents, but action speaks louder than words and material possessions. Spend some quality time on Valentine’s Day week and spice up your love-life with these seven sex positions. They’ll be sure to fill your week with love, (or lust).

The Ape

Start off with the man lying on his back with his knees pulled up against his chest. The woman then sits down backwards and is propped up against the man’s feet. For balance, the woman should hold onto her partner’s wrists and rock back and forth.

The Curled Angel

The woman will lie on her side while pulling her legs up to her chest. The man will spoon her and come in from behind. This is a very sensual, close position.

The Bridge

The man starts by lying on his back and then pushes himself up making an arch. The woman straddles him and takes most of her weight off her feet. This is a challenging position that requires a strong, flexible man.

The Glowing Juniper

This begins with the woman lying on her back with her legs spread apart. The man will be sitting in between her knees with his legs stretched out. He then guides her hips up and down and may reach down and kiss her stomach if flexible enough.

The Magic Mountain

This requires three pillows stacked on top of each other. The woman will get on her knees and rest her torso face-forward on the mountain of pillows. The man will kneel behind her with his legs on the outside of hers. This works best with firm, thick pillows.

The Body Builder

This position starts with the woman leaning up against a wall and lifting herself up to straddle the man. The man should support her by holding her upper thighs while the woman raps her arms around his neck and her legs around his torso.

The Koala

Begin with the man squatting down.  The woman will sit in his lap as they embrace each other. Holding each other tightly, the woman will rock her pelvis while squeezing her muscles.

Seven Sex Positions to Try With Your Valentine

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Allison LeCain

Roses, chocolates and love poems are typical Valentine’s Day presents, but action speaks louder than words and material possessions. Spend some quality time on Valentine’s Day week and spice up your love-life with these seven sex positions. They’ll be sure to fill your week with love, (or lust).

The Ape

Start off with the man lying on his back with his knees pulled up against his chest. The woman then sits down backwards and is propped up against the man’s feet. For balance, the woman should hold onto her partner’s wrists and rock back and forth.

The Curled Angel

The woman will lie on her side while pulling her legs up to her chest. The man will spoon her and come in from behind. This is a very sensual, close position.

The Bridge

The man starts by lying on his back and then pushes himself up making an arch. The woman straddles him and takes most of her weight off her feet. This is a challenging position that requires a strong, flexible man.

The Glowing Juniper

This begins with the woman lying on her back with her legs spread apart. The man will be sitting in between her knees with his legs stretched out. He then guides her hips up and down and may reach down and kiss her stomach if flexible enough.

The Magic Mountain

This requires three pillows stacked on top of each other. The woman will get on her knees and rest her torso face-forward on the mountain of pillows. The man will kneel behind her with his legs on the outside of hers. This works best with firm, thick pillows.

The Body Builder

This position starts with the woman leaning up against a wall and lifting herself up to straddle the man. The man should support her by holding her upper thighs while the woman raps her arms around his neck and her legs around his torso.

The Koala

Begin with the man squatting down.  The woman will sit in his lap as they embrace each other. Holding each other tightly, the woman will rock her pelvis while squeezing her muscles.

Crazy 4 Candy Heart Cookies

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Feb 022013
 

Author: Nicolle Fagan

Candy Heart cookies. Photo by Nicolle Fagan.

Candy Heart cookies. Photo by Nicolle Fagan.

It’s that time of year again when grocery stores are overrun by overpriced chocolates, cheesy teddy bears, and aisles of flowers. For the average college student,

the sugary treats can be detrimental to the monthly grocery budget. So when you are browsing the aisles for an affordable delicacy, you are confronted with…

Candy hearts.

These heart-shaped candies have been given out at Valentine’s Day since you were in elementary school. Every year these “delightful” treats find their way into your life. And why? Because they are cheap and can be re-gifted (they take years to expire).

Some people love these tiny goodies and their generic Valentine’s Day sayings. Others can’t stand the chalky taste. But everyone can appreciate their affordability and versatility.

Whether you have a box leftover from a Valentine gone wrong or you have a stash of Conversation Hearts to keep you happy the rest of the year, there is an easy recipe you can incorporate these classic treats into: Crazy 4 Candy Heart Cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • Two large eggs
  • Approximately 1/3 cup of candy hearts
  • Box of vanilla cake mix

Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. While the oven heats up, work on breaking up the candy hearts. Dump 1/3 of a cup of hearts into a plastic sandwich bag and use whatever tool necessary (like a textbook that the Bookstore wouldn’t buy back) to break the candies into small pieces.
  2. Empty the vanilla cake mix into a large bowl. Add two eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, and the crushed candies. Mix well.
  3. The mixture is going to seem dry, but it should be. The cake mix is being transformed into cookie dough, so mix until all of the dry mix is part of the dough.
  4. Once mixed, spoon one-inch balls of the mix onto a baking sheet. Place the cookies two inches apart from one another on the sheet.
  5. Put the baking sheet(s) into the oven for 15 to 18 minutes. The cookies are done when you can see golden browning on the sides and tops of the cookies.
  6. Remove the sheets from the oven and let the cookies cool for five minutes before consumption.

And that’s it! The cookies are deliciously simple and cost only about three dollars to make. Take pride that you will finally use those candy hearts in your cupboard and gain a little appreciation for these iconic Valentine candies.

 

Crazy 4 Candy Heart Cookies

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Feb 022013
 

Author: Nicolle Fagan

Candy Heart cookies. Photo by Nicolle Fagan.

Candy Heart cookies. Photo by Nicolle Fagan.

It’s that time of year again when grocery stores are overrun by overpriced chocolates, cheesy teddy bears, and aisles of flowers. For the average college student,

the sugary treats can be detrimental to the monthly grocery budget. So when you are browsing the aisles for an affordable delicacy, you are confronted with…

Candy hearts.

These heart-shaped candies have been given out at Valentine’s Day since you were in elementary school. Every year these “delightful” treats find their way into your life. And why? Because they are cheap and can be re-gifted (they take years to expire).

Some people love these tiny goodies and their generic Valentine’s Day sayings. Others can’t stand the chalky taste. But everyone can appreciate their affordability and versatility.

Whether you have a box leftover from a Valentine gone wrong or you have a stash of Conversation Hearts to keep you happy the rest of the year, there is an easy recipe you can incorporate these classic treats into: Crazy 4 Candy Heart Cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • Two large eggs
  • Approximately 1/3 cup of candy hearts
  • Box of vanilla cake mix

Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. While the oven heats up, work on breaking up the candy hearts. Dump 1/3 of a cup of hearts into a plastic sandwich bag and use whatever tool necessary (like a textbook that the Bookstore wouldn’t buy back) to break the candies into small pieces.
  2. Empty the vanilla cake mix into a large bowl. Add two eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, and the crushed candies. Mix well.
  3. The mixture is going to seem dry, but it should be. The cake mix is being transformed into cookie dough, so mix until all of the dry mix is part of the dough.
  4. Once mixed, spoon one-inch balls of the mix onto a baking sheet. Place the cookies two inches apart from one another on the sheet.
  5. Put the baking sheet(s) into the oven for 15 to 18 minutes. The cookies are done when you can see golden browning on the sides and tops of the cookies.
  6. Remove the sheets from the oven and let the cookies cool for five minutes before consumption.

And that’s it! The cookies are deliciously simple and cost only about three dollars to make. Take pride that you will finally use those candy hearts in your cupboard and gain a little appreciation for these iconic Valentine candies.

 

Valentine’s Day gift guide: 8 ways to make your Valentine’s Day special

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Jan 262013
 

Author: Hannah Woolums

Many couples have a hard time giving that perfect gift to their significant other. As Valentine’s Day draws near couples everywhere are looking for that memorable gift. But, let’s face it, as college students, money isn’t the most abundant luxury at this point, and it can be a struggle to give something meaningful if you don’t have the money to spend. Here are eight fun and unique ways to celebrate your Valentine’s Day and give a gift that your partner will never forget.

1)      Homemade craft- Not every gift has to be expensive, a lot of what people love most is what comes from the heart. Take some time out and get crafty, showing your significant other just how much they mean to you.

2)      14 things you love- One of the best things someone can hear is why you love them or why they are special to you. This Valentine’s Day give your significant other the things about them that you love most. Since Valentine’s Day is on Feb. 14 give them 14 reasons why they mean so much to you. Have fun; you don’t have to make it all serious. This is a perfect way to give them a meaningful gift without breaking the bank.

3)      Cook dinner- Everyone has heard the saying, ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’, so this Valentine’s Day create a romantic dinner for just the two of you. Light some candles and cook his favorite meal, or for guys looking to impress their girl, change it up and plan a romantic evening for her.

4)      Framed picture- Although it may seem like a small gesture, frame one of your favorite pictures of you and your significant other together. This is something that will be treasured for a long time and shows that you are committed to your relationship. If you can’t pick just one, make a collage to commemorate all of the fun times you have had as a couple.

5)      14 little presents- If you can’t decide what to get your partner, think about the little things day to day that make them happy. Hide them in places where they can find them throughout the day, and make it simple. It can be their favorite candy, movie, or even a note reminding them of how much you love them.

6)      Trip to the Spa- Guys, if you are looking for that special something for your girl, then get her a day at the spa. With the start of the semester, stress is almost unavoidable, so make sure she has a way to unwind and relax. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, even a manicure or pedicure would be perfect for a relaxing day.

7)      Romantic home date- There is nothing more special than spending time with the one you love, but when you go out that time can get interrupted. For this holiday, plan a night at home. You can make it different themes, like a movie theater night. Get them specialized popcorn holders and all of their favorite toppings.  Dim the lights and enjoy your favorite films in the comfort of your own home.

8)      Get out of town-  Plan a time for both of you where you can go out and do your own thing. Give your partner the gift of spending time with you. Go on a winter hike or head up to the slopes. This will give you a romantic getaway that the two of you can enjoy together.

Valentine’s Day gift guide: 8 ways to make your Valentine’s Day special

 Scene & Heard, The Well  Comments Off on Valentine’s Day gift guide: 8 ways to make your Valentine’s Day special
Jan 262013
 

Author: Hannah Woolums

Many couples have a hard time giving that perfect gift to their significant other. As Valentine’s Day draws near couples everywhere are looking for that memorable gift. But, let’s face it, as college students, money isn’t the most abundant luxury at this point, and it can be a struggle to give something meaningful if you don’t have the money to spend. Here are eight fun and unique ways to celebrate your Valentine’s Day and give a gift that your partner will never forget.

1)      Homemade craft- Not every gift has to be expensive, a lot of what people love most is what comes from the heart. Take some time out and get crafty, showing your significant other just how much they mean to you.

2)      14 things you love- One of the best things someone can hear is why you love them or why they are special to you. This Valentine’s Day give your significant other the things about them that you love most. Since Valentine’s Day is on Feb. 14 give them 14 reasons why they mean so much to you. Have fun; you don’t have to make it all serious. This is a perfect way to give them a meaningful gift without breaking the bank.

3)      Cook dinner- Everyone has heard the saying, ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’, so this Valentine’s Day create a romantic dinner for just the two of you. Light some candles and cook his favorite meal, or for guys looking to impress their girl, change it up and plan a romantic evening for her.

4)      Framed picture- Although it may seem like a small gesture, frame one of your favorite pictures of you and your significant other together. This is something that will be treasured for a long time and shows that you are committed to your relationship. If you can’t pick just one, make a collage to commemorate all of the fun times you have had as a couple.

5)      14 little presents- If you can’t decide what to get your partner, think about the little things day to day that make them happy. Hide them in places where they can find them throughout the day, and make it simple. It can be their favorite candy, movie, or even a note reminding them of how much you love them.

6)      Trip to the Spa- Guys, if you are looking for that special something for your girl, then get her a day at the spa. With the start of the semester, stress is almost unavoidable, so make sure she has a way to unwind and relax. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, even a manicure or pedicure would be perfect for a relaxing day.

7)      Romantic home date- There is nothing more special than spending time with the one you love, but when you go out that time can get interrupted. For this holiday, plan a night at home. You can make it different themes, like a movie theater night. Get them specialized popcorn holders and all of their favorite toppings.  Dim the lights and enjoy your favorite films in the comfort of your own home.

8)      Get out of town-  Plan a time for both of you where you can go out and do your own thing. Give your partner the gift of spending time with you. Go on a winter hike or head up to the slopes. This will give you a romantic getaway that the two of you can enjoy together.