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Listen To Your Mother

Posted by iusbvision on September 12, 2007

Ladies, let me tell you something. Listen to your mother. She says to you that you shouldn’t get married until you are ready. She tells you not to date this person or that person. She tells you not to move out on your own until you have to.

Essentially, it sounds like Mom just wants you to live under her roof until she is dead and gone. She wants you not to have a social life, and if you do, don’t let it be anything to serious. Let your social life be something that you can come home and forget about. Don’t worry about those boys. They don’t stick around for very long.

That’s not what she wants. She wants to save you and protect you from yourself and anything that might come out of your behaviors. I say this because mothers are normally right. They have been there and done that. They know everything you have done or will do, because, yes, they did it too. They just want to protect you.

I’m not trying to preach to you about listening to your mothers. I’m not trying to convince you that you have to agree with everything or anything they say. Rather, just listen to them.

This is something that has really hit home for me over the last few months. In April, you would have found me involved in Student Government, volunteering across the county, taking a full course load, working, etc… I could go on and on.

My mother reminded me that I needed to take a breather every once in a while or I was going to have some kind of melt-down. I wish I had listened to her then. It might have saved me some sanity. See, I ended up almost landing in the hospital because of the sheer amount of stress I had caused myself. It wasn’t until I got to that point that I even listened to my mother about slowing down. Yes, I am still very much active in most of the things I was then, but I don’t say yes to every task that I am handed. My mother’s advice might have saved me a lot of heart ache and grief.

So do yourself a favor. Listen to your mother, father, family and friends. They might save your life.     

Misty Perrin

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Club Showcase: The Poker Club

Posted by iusbvision on September 12, 2007

Perhaps playing poker should be some kind of club on campus. Wait a minute, it is! The IUSB Poker Club has been up and running for about a year now. This club’s main objective is to get the student body and the community involved in playing Texas Hold ‘em against each other.

Tournament Director, Mike Renfrow states, “The community, students and faculty are all more than welcome to join in any of the games.” In other words, if you can find the gaming room, you can play in the poker tournament; and don’t forget to bring your friends.

Winning money doesn’t sound like a bad idea. At least that is what most people who regularly attend these events seem to think. Every tournament has a winner and the winner walks away with $100 cash. No questions asked. The best part is that this entire club is free! That’s right, FREE.

There is no gambling allowed at any of these events. You simply win the money by being the best player at the event. Renfrow says, “The club doesn’t allow gambling. The definition of gambling is taking a chance with something that you have brought with you with the possibility of losing it for good.”

The winner of the tournament from August 31st was Andrew Ewald. He is currently the highest on the rankings on the club’s website,, where the club ranks players by points, determining who plays at the final table for the school year.

This website also lists the dates for all of the other events to be held throughout the remainder of the school year, starting with the next tournament which is to be held on November 2nd.

As stated above, Mike Renfrow is Tournament Director. Justin Matthews is Club President with Joe Spencer being his humble Vice President. These three fellows would love for you to join them at the next event where you have the chance to earn points, prizes and of course, free cash!

Misty Perrin

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Club Showcase: The IUSB Vision

Posted by iusbvision on August 27, 2007

Do you enjoy writing just because you like to write? Want to make your voice heard in print on campus? Perhaps you can’t write for any of the other publications on campus or just don’t have the time to dedicate to any of them. Then IUSB Vision might be the club for you.

The Vision is a newsletter club. As a club, we are only sponsored by the funds that we raise or ask from the Student Government Association (SGA). We are not just allocated funds because we are a news source like the IUSB Preface.

“The IUSB Vision seeks to assist students in their quest to fit in on campus and join the campus culture. Though ideal for freshman, it also serves well for the most seasoned senior who is interested in gleaning a fresh perspective on campus club life, locating a new club that would peak his/her interest, finding new friends after changing a major, or simply getting caught up on some key events of campus life.” This information is taken directly from our website,

Spring of 2007 came the acclamation for all of the work done by all of the writers and staff for the Vision in the form of the Club of the Year award given by the SGA. “The awards for the clubs on campus are given to clubs who have shown that they can make improvements in student life. These are the clubs that exist to do good for campus and are willing to do the work for this improvement,” Teresa Granados, current Senator, has said of the clubs and the process for selection and committee chair for club awards, school year 2006-2007.

Whatever the reason for this award, we plan on still being that outlet for the student body on campus. We will still stand behind everything that we write. We are not afraid to defend what we say either here or on our website.

We want to hear the voice of the students and we want to voice their opinions.
Our online blog on our site allows you to interact with us about any of our stories.
Please contact us if there is something that needs to be said. Better yet, please join our writing staff! Contact our Editor in Chief, Jarrod Brigham or Assistant Editor Craig Chamberlin.

Misty Perrin

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