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Three degrees of communication

How do you make sure ideas don’t get lost in translation?

By Tyann Mullen
Contributing Writer

It is 6 o’clock and you’ve just finished getting ready for your date.

You sit down to watch some TV while you wait for him to arrive. You check the clock, see it’s 6:30, and figure he is just running a little late.

Seven o’clock comes and you start to worry, so you give him a call to see what the deal is.

He doesn’t answer. You don’t know whether to be worried or angry. You call again and nothing. At 8 o’clock your phone rings; it’s him. He tells you that he was at a movie with some friends but forgot to call and tell you.

By this time, you are pretty upset. If he had just called and asked to go out at 8 instead of 6, you would be fine. But instead, there was no communication and your night was ruined.

If you were to ask someone in the dating scene what qualities they are looking for in a potential significant other, their response would most likely be: honesty, loyalty, thoughtfulness or something along those lines.

The most important thing that should be established from the beginning of any relationship is good communication. You cannot expect to form a relationship with someone if there is a line of bad communication.

I have found three ways to maintain good communication.

First, be open about communicating. You should be able to talk openly about anything that is on your mind.

On the opposite end, you should be willing to listen to anything the other person has to say, even if you do not agree with it. Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.”

Do not be your own judge. Listen and you will also be heard.

Second, be honest. I think honesty is often overlooked as a trait by itself. If you don’t communicate honestly with one another, you will eventually find yourself in a deeper hole then where you started.

Nothing can be solved if it is not honestly communicated.

The last is to be timely. Bringing up events that have caused you turmoil in the past is the wrong way to communicate anything to each other.

Focusing on the now will clear your head for the future and wipe out the toxins from the past. You cannot move forward if you are stuck in the past.

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Beacon News: PBA works to prevent H1N1

Correction to printed article: PBA’s Health and Wellness Center announced Friday that it has received doses of both the injectable and nasal mist forms of the H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine will be distributed tomorrow, Nov. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. by appointment in upstairs Weyenberg. The cost of the vaccine is set at $5. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (561) 803-2576.

By Tyann Mullen
Contributing Writer

As an additional step to help prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus, Palm Beach Atlantic University’s administration has recently added hand sanitizer units at the entrance to many of the school’s buildings, dorms and classrooms.

PBA’s Health and Wellness Center is in full swing, helping to protect students and faculty against the recent spread of the H1N1 flu.

The H1N1 virus has spread across 48 states. Colleges and universities are seeing a large impact from this virus due to general contact among students as well as additional factors such as emotional and physical stress.

“Stress is something that is germane to college students,” said Vince Diller, director of Health and Wellness. “We typically see more sick students following breaks and during midterms and finals. This is typical of physical and emotional stress and the let down that follows a week of hard work and little sleep.”
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Beacon News: Obama’s Nobel Prize shows ‘the American dream’

By Tyann Mullen
Contributing Writer

President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Oct. 9.

Obama received the award for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the committee announced.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the prize every year to an individual from an international pool of nominees. The nominations had to be validated by Feb. 1, only 12 days after Obama was sworn into office.

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Beacon News: What’s in your water?

By Tyann Mullen & Kristina Webb
Contributing Writer, Managing Editor

A recent scare in a local community has students at Palm Beach Atlantic University asking the question: What’s in our water?

An accumulation of brain tumors noted by several residents of The Acreage prompted the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) to research the well water system in the peaceful, rural community.

Of the thousands of residents, 46 adults and 15 children were found with brain tumors. The FDOH is continuing to research the victims’ medical histories and is seeking to determine whether private wells are causing the cases of cancer to form, or if other environmental causes are at play.

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