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College students right now are the political leaders and creators of tomorrow. Most college students don't know how to pay taxes, yet, they are expected to be able to comprehend what is going on in the world right now, and make decisions based on this knowledge. 

Points of Interest, Episode 03: Slingin' Slang

Feb 17, 2018
A word cloud made of slang words featured in the podcast.
Emma Anderson

Slang is an defining part of many generations, the terms and meanings change over the years but the purpose remains the same. In this comedic episode of Points of Interest host Emma Anderson and guest Zach review  words and phrases often used by their generation today, and they attempt to put definitions to each. Zach also reviews a few terms he has learned that are different from this area of East Texas to show how slang can differ across the United States! 

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If you haven’t listened to Part 1 of 'You, Here', go back and catch up then listen to this episode.

Part 2 of 'You, Here' focuses solely on guest Scott. He is the first non-student featured in this podcast who has traveled and lived all over before ending here in East Texas. He compares what it was like growing up in New Jersey to settling here now. This episode carries over several themes and topics from the previous part of this series and develops them more.

Points of Interest, Episode 02: You, Here

Feb 2, 2018
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Flickr User Joe Loong / CC BY-SA 2.0

In this episode series of Points of Interest we explore the question, “What is it like to be you… here?” through three totally different stories from people currently living in East Texas, who aren’t from here.

Three Rusty Nails Church collects donations for tornado victims.
Kaleb Wright / Three Rusty Nails

Generous acts of kindness continue to pour into the East Texas area for the victims of the post-Christmas tornados in the cities of Rowlett, Fate, Garland and surrounding communities.

“We have all seen the destruction of this storm on the news and all of those in need,” said Three Rusty Nails pastor Kaleb Wright, on the EF4 destruction. “Sunday afternoon Kodi Wright and several of our church members started exchanging texts and ideas of how we could get supplies to these families.”

Drivers moved slowly around downtown Sulphur Springs Wednesday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Many area schools and business entities were closed again on Wednesday due to inclement weather and road conditions. Ice, sleet and snow has coated most of East Texas creating more winter just as the groundhog predicted.

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Law enforcement officials from state and local agencies are continuing the search Wednesday for two escaped prisoners in the area around Sulphur Springs.