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Bi-weekly Horoscopes

Catherine Wasilko

If you were born today: You are ready to take revenge this week. Whether it is your significant other or an old friend, you are more than ready to light the ground on fire wherever you walk. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Like a scorpion, you are not ready to be messed with this week. One attack could lead to your next sting. Do not waste your energy on those who do not appreciate you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The blood moon that arises causes your personality to shift. As the workload piles up before Thanksgiving, do not let your emotions control you or you will risk your educational success.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This week will be an easy one for you. You will be able to gain more free time as you are able to take control of your school work. Reward yourself for all the hard work.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your mind has been completely preoccupied with thoughts of escapism. Although you want to get to the break, you should focus on the world around you so you do not fall behind.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): A potential romantic partner will walk out of your life unwillingly. You will be sad at first until you begin to understand why they left. Your recovery process will have you questioning your romantic pursuits.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19):  Your schedule will be full with events, sports games and club meetings. You should manage your time between extracurriculars and school to balance the line between pain and pleasure.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May. 20): All your hard work will soon pay off. As hard as you have been working this past week, you are will soon find the reward is as sweet as you hoped it would be. This will also heavily boost your moral.

Gemini (May 21-Jun. 20): Someone you have been close to for years will betray you. Although you plan your thoughts strategically, they will take you by surprise when they stab you in the back while shaking your hand. Be careful who to trust this week.

Cancer (Jun. 21-Jul. 22): This weekend, you will become incredibly productive. You will keep the ball rolling as the workload does not bother you. The weekend will also be full of fun surprises.

Leo (Jul. 23-Aug. 22): This week, you will experience a longing to be remembered. As you grasp your dreams of becoming famous, your interpretation of reality may become distorted from what you have yet to achieve.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your stress will get the best of you. Schoolwork will drown you in waves of disappointment, and you will find leisure time is harder to fit in than you thought. Try to focus your energy on school in order to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): As you view the relationships of your friends from the outside, you will question your own romantic abilities. But a new flame will emerge from the ashes, while an old flame is rekindled. The love triangle will either intrigue or horrify you.

Freshman’s impressions regarding Public Safety  

By: Morgan Babylon

The Public Safety measures around campus have provided adequate services for students, but a Hallowgreens incident has a few students questioning the officers. During the Halloween season, Public Safety was on high alert for any incidents that may occur, especially during the Hallowgreens. Public Safety was stationed around the gathering and shifted later on to form a team outside the residences. When searching for help, it can be difficult to find Public Safety officers because they are stationed in a different location. It is comforting to know that they are there to help if needed but being inconsistent leads to unreliable impressions. 

When I took a tour around campus before enrolling at SMCM, I was informed that the time around Halloween is one of the most dangerous of the year and to be careful going to any parties or out during the week. I personally enjoyed that Public Safety was nearby just in case anything happened, but I want to know where they were during Hallowgreens. Running around in a panic during one of the largest parties on campus was not an ideal way to devote my time. 

Going through the QA woods when it is dark out can be a daunting task, but I do not necessarily want to call on campus security to personally escort me back to my dorm. Walking alone at night can be a scary thing, no matter what age you are or how far you must walk to safety. One thing that can be done differently is letting students know that when they are feeling unsafe, they can ask for help, no matter how small the task may be. Asking for help is always difficult but it is important when you need it. 

All this being said, I think that the measures taken by campus security have been sufficient in the time I’ve been here regarding the physical developments. For example, the lights near the pond going to the Great Room were addressed only a short time after they had gone out. As a Freshman, I came into SMCM with high expectations, and though they’ve been met for the most part, Hallowgreens has me reconsidering.