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Injuries give you more time

My knee is feeling a lot better. Thank you for all your prayers. I have a feeling by tomorrow I’ll be able to walk again pain free to Anthropology class.

Lying in bed, feeling like Frida, I’ve found out that injuries can sometimes give you more…

Injuries give you more time to write. I’m still working on my short story The Postcard. Hopefully I can find an ending by the end of January.

Injuries give you more time to play music. I learned how to read tab so now I can work my way through new songs.

It’s like uncodeing a mystery with musical notes. I’m working on The Beatles’ Day Tripper.I like to watch my hands learn this new skill. Jesse was right when he said it’s an emotional release.

Injuries give you more time to read and create. I’ve  read You Can Do It! and created a want-to-do-list with things on it like swim with manatees, learn guitar, write a book, and go sky diving.

I had time to curl my hair.

Injuries give you more time to watch movies. I’m getting into French  films. It’s fun to listen for words that I grew up hearing in Tour, France as a little girl.

Lately, I’ve watched Amelie, A Very Long Engagement, Au Revior Les Enfants and Entre Nos. The first two were great  directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I’d recommended them if you like reading your movies.. Entre Nos, a Spanish film, not so much.

A Very Long Engagement is my new favorite love story.

Even though injuries give you more time to do things, I’m looking forward to doing more things outside these four walls.

Love,

Ashley

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TAG Fair- Is your favorite school there?

Ashley Cummins
Editor in Chief

Nicole Moody is a recruiter for GPC, “Basically I’m the one who helps set this fair up.” This year the Clarkston TAG fair was held on Tuesday, October 12 from 9 a.m. -12pm. “There’s been a great turn out so far. Usually the students talk to the big universities like, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech.”

Kangni- Soukpe Ayelevi, an Electrical Engineering and Actuarial major at GPC hopes to transfer to GA Tech or State but there’s one dilemma, “I want to do both. My dream is to be an engineer and go to GA Tech,” the problem is that Tech don’t offer both degrees. “Maybe I’ll just switch to economy,” she decides.

Walking around many of the top schools were represented, but there was one that wasn’t. “I really want to go to Kennesaw but I don’t see them here.” Says Diem Tran, a Business major. Either way Tran has a plan. “I’m going to contact a few other schools and ask them about their International program and waiver. I’ll also go to the open houses.”

For all you other Transfer Admission Guarantee students who didn’t make it to the Clarkston TAG Fair there are still other times to guarantee your admission into top four-year institutions.

Wednesday, October 19 from 9 a.m -12 p.m. at Newton,
Tuesday, October 19, from 9 a.m -12 p.m. at Dunwoody
Wednesday, October 20 from 9 a.m -12 p.m. at Decatur
Thursday, October 21 from 9 a.m -12 p.m. at Alpharetta Center, Room 114.

Visit www.gpc.edu/tag for a complete listing of institutions.

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Pilates and Ping Pong

Ashley Cummins
Editor in Chief

Ping Pong champ talks about the game
Table tennis, Pilates and Self Defense
Pilates and Ping Pong

Robert Zellner travels across the country training police and teaching self defense. “He taught a Self Defense class here in the gym last year and now we have him back.” Robert Edwards, Health and Wellness Coordinator, jesters proudly. (FACT CHECK HIS TITLE) That’s right, Zellner is back and teaching a free, co-ed self defense class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. in the Clarkston Gym. Show up and learn how to fight back.

The gym also has a Women’s Weight training and Pilates class on Fridays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Get your tone on quick because this class only lasts until Nov. 5. (FACT CHECK ON FLYER)

But the gym has more to offer than sweaty classes, it also hosts a ping pong game everyday in the open corridor. “Mondays and Wednesdays are the best days to come play, but the tables are always available.” Shivam Dubey says as he leans against the trophy wall.  “Six years ago in India I was at the state level for competitive table tennis. I quit playing for a while and lost the touch. I’ve been playing here at GPC for two summers now.”

Anyone can come and play and it only takes two players to get a game together.  The ping pong  tables are then pulled out from behind the gym wall and are ready for action.

Rashad Harvy, one of the Recreation Attendants at the Clarkston gym comments that they also have board games for the mental athlete.
Walking into the Clarkston gym on any given day you’ll find new things to do — from weight lifting to ping pong and board games, the gym’s got it all.