Category: Lifestyles

Highway 2 offers opportunity to try new music

Highway 2 offers opportunity to try new music

The first time I traveled to Chadron for a college visit as a junior in high school, I slept the entire 5 hours as my dad drove.
Since that first trip here, I’ve made the drive to and from Chadron more than a dozen times, and while I sometimes have passengers, several times I have been alone.
I like to consider myself an expert Highway 2 driver and anyone who knows about Highway 2 knows there are limited areas where you hit a radio station that stays in range for more than 30 minutes. I also like to consider myself a fan of a wide range of music, but I prefer loud songs that I can yell while in the car by myself.
So, like any good millennial, I’ve created a music playlist to keep me awake and focused during my drive, and I now have the Top 10 Highway 2 traveling songs.

graphic by Stephanie Steele

When disaster strikes

Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was the largest natural disaster to hit the United States, until recently. Mid-August more than 2 feet of rainfall resulted in devastating flooding in southern Louisiana. President Barack Obama declared the 20 affected parishes as major natural disaster zones.

RLA opens renamed lounges

RLA opens renamed lounges

Two common rooms in the CSC dormitory complex were renamed this week. The grand opening of “The Landing,” formerly Kent Hall’s “Red Room,” was 8 p.m. Monday, and the “The Hub,” located in the Breezeway and formerly the “Gold Room,” was 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Steal Away With Steele

Steal Away With Steele

“Travel while you’re young!” Great advice but money is a precious commodity in a college student’s bank account. Unless you have a magical money tree, paying for a grand adventure seems improbable and daunting. I won’t say that I have a magical money tree but I have figured out money saving tips for the average college student.

2016 RLA Carnival

2016 RLA Carnival

The Backyard was filled with the sound of music, laughter, and life-sized Jenga crashing to the ground during the RLA carnival Tuesday evening.

Robert Knight, associate professor and department chair of social and communication arts, holds part of a batting cage net while giving out directions during Chadron’s The Big Event Saturday at the Legion Baseball Fields. | Photo by Janelle Kesterson

The Big Event shows students’ support of community

The day was warm and sunny at most times, when Chadron State students and faculty set out to make a difference in the Chadron community Saturday. While some volunteers worked at one job site, others were able to finish jobs in good time and move on to help with other projects. This was the case with the volunteers that helped hang the net batting cage at Chadron’s baseball fields, located just off Main Street.